Put Some RESPECK on it! — Aisha Ussery

In April of 2016, an interview of rapper Birdman went viral when he said, “I just come here to let y’all know to put some respeck (respect) on my name.”  He believed the interviewers were making light of a recent event and disrespecting his very existence.  This has become a catchphrase in the African-American community […]

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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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It Takes a Village. Jazz Is… Was a Huge Success!

After a year of learning songs and dance routines, the students of Music Doing Good in Schools took the stage at the Hobby Center last Friday and brought down the house! Students from Houston’s Cummings Elementary and Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC) began writing and rehearsing Jazz Is… in September of 2016, and they were joined […]

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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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The Sponsors of Jazz Is…

Music Doing Good in Schools’ upcoming show Jazz Is… features over 40 students dancing, singing, and acting for two acts exploring the legacy of jazz music! But while our students are the ones on stage, there are a lot of stars helping us out backstage and behind the scenes! Thank you to all of our […]

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Announcing our 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

On Saturday, April 22nd, we awarded 2017 Music Doing Good Scholarships to 100 students in grades 4-12. These students and their families came together for an awards ceremony hosted by Music Doing Good’s President and Founder, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge. When awarding scholarships, Music Doing Good’s Scholarship program looks at more than just a student’s musical […]

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