The month of May 2019 is half over already. Memorial Day and the onslaught of summer is almost upon us. May has been a busy month so far. We are making progress on the new Music for HOPE website and it should be complete soon. Last week we delivered 2 new Native Instrument Maschines to the Lee Antonello Elementry School’s music program in North Las Vegas. These Maschines were donated to Music for HOPE by Lil Miquela, Brud and Native instruments a couple of months ago. We will be working over the summer to get an assortment of school band instruments for Lee Antonello Elementry School to start a new band program there in the fall. We are continuing to work with the Henderson Salvation army chapter to support their new summer music program starting in a couple of weeks. This week we will delivering a couple of guitar, amplifiers, keyboard and stands to augment the instruments we have already provided. Lots of really cool stuff happening here at Music for HOPE Headquarters. Will be posting more updates in the next couple of days.
April has been a busy and exciting month here at Music for HOPE Headquarters. First thing I would like to thank a local volunteer here in Henderson Nevada. John Duran, for providing entertainment and sharing his guitar skills and vocal prowess for the Henderson Nevada Salvation Army’s 2019 Spring Festival. The weather was perfect and the turn out was good and the entertainment was superb. Thanks John for helping “Make Music Matter” her in Henderson.
As April comes to a close we are working on our new and improved Music for HOPE website which we hope to have finished soon. If you are reading this then you have found our new blog site which we launched this month. With the blog we will be able to share information about our programs and upcoming events easier in addition to our Facebook page and Instagram presence. We are also working on creating a new “podcast” which will replace the “American Music Hour” that we had for several months. We hope to launch the podcast in June so check back for more details coming soon.
This summer we are working with the Henderson Salvation Army to provide free guitar lessons to local youth participating in their summer day camp programs. We will also be re-launching our “Musical Memories” program this summer which provides entertainment for assisted living and adult daycare facilities. If you or someone you know would like to be involved as an entertainer, instructor or volunteer in some other capacity contact Mike Jones at Music for HOPE headquarters 702-880-7900 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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This year Music for HOPE celebrates its 25th birthday!
For 25 years Music for HOPE has been “Making the world a better place through music” by providing musical instruments to school music programs and to students who otherwise would not have access to musical instruments. We did this through our program of collecting used instruments, refurbishing them as needed and then sending them off to their new homes, much like the SPCA does with abandoned animals (cue the Alanis Morissette music).
To celebrate our 25th year Music for HOPE is undergoing a “Makeover”. We have a brand new logo designed by one of the premiere graphic artists in Las Vegas, and we are revamping and updating our programs to be more in step with the world of today. (A lot has changed in 25 years). The first step (after the new logo) in this process is this brand new Blog. This blog will enable to share our story and progress much easier and keep our supporters up to date on what is happening with Music for HOPE. This will also open up more communication channels as our fans and supporters will be able to provide comments and feedback more easily. We will also be more focused on spreading the word through social media with our Facebook, instagram and twitter pages. This summer we will be launching a Podcast that among other things will help promote live local music as well as feature new and upcoming musical artists. Be sure to hit subscribe and follow this blog page for more information and details as this new project comes together.