Words of Thanks from Roberts Middle School

After Hurricane Harvey, Fred Roberts Middle School in Pasadena ISD was one of the first schools that we heard from in need of help. Many of the students’ families lost their homes, cars and most of their possessions — including their instruments. Music teacher, Mrs. Debbie McKelvey, was determined to keep her students playing. She […]

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Answering the Call

After Hurricane Harvey, it was clear that the loss of homes, schools, parks, concert venues, office buildings and even a television station was wide scale and that it would be months before everyone returned to their “new normal.” So many Houstonians were displaced and schools would take weeks to open, but not before some serious […]

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Hurricane Relief All the Way from Ohio!

We are truly grateful to Erica Lawson at American Festival for the Arts for referring Music Doing Good to the incredibly generous people at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio. They serve approximately 300 students at the Oberlin Community Music School who take private music lessons there. Each year, they hold a 30-day practice […]

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Music Doing Good to the Rescue!

Music Doing Good Helps School Music Programs After Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey caused a staggering amount of loss for Houstonians, with damage spread across the city and surrounding neighborhoods.  In the aftermath of the storm flooding, many schools lost musical instruments, with some programs losing their entire collection of orchestra and band instruments. With so […]

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Harvey Instrument Relief: Music Doing Good to the Rescue

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Music Doing Good quickly realized that not only did Houston sustain a devastating loss of residences, commercial buildings, performance halls and green spaces, but that Houston schools had sustained a devastating loss of musical instruments, as well. Thankfully a colleague and friend, Chris Johnson of KMFA Classical 89.5 in […]

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An Instrument Request Becomes a Partnership

When Pablo Gomez’ orchestra leader, Mr. Callejas, wrote to Music Doing Good regarding an instrument grant, we instantly knew what an important request we had received. Pablo’s story was so compelling and he is exactly the kind of student and person we look for in an instrument recipient. Please read Mr. Callejas’ application submitted on […]

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A Fortuitous Accident at KIPP SHARP

Music Doing Good is honored to be a resource for dedicated music teachers and students. It gives us great pleasure to build a continuing and blossoming relationship with KIPP schools, which has included instrument grants and performance opportunities! We recently received an email from KIPP SHARP Fine Arts Teacher, Madeline Herdeman: “I want to reach […]

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