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With generous and transformative support from Eddie Van Halen over the years and now continuing through his son Wolfgang, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is pleased to announce that the Van Halen Family has committed to kickstarting the Adopt A School campaign with a generous $1,000 donation towards each of the first 100 participating schools.

The East Rutherford Middle School's band program needs your help! Clarinets, saxophones, baritones, french horns, flutes, a trumpet, and music stands are needed to replace aged instruments that are beyond repair and allow additional students to participate in the program.

"I would like to share a story about one student. This story is about sixth grade student who plays trumpet. He is so excited about playing trumpet and participating in band. He is super quick about learning notes, rhythms, and vocabulary. But he is playing on a school instrument that was donated to us from a previous student. He has said for the past year he is getting his own instrument from someone from his church, however that has not materialized. I am worried that the instrument he might get would not be of high quality and would work against him as he learns to play. He is a great student who would not only benefit from better equipment, he is also deserving of such because of his excitement for learning, his willingness to always help other students, and his dedication to the program." - Mr. Guffey, Band Director

Schools participating in the Adopt A School campaign are qualified through MHOF’s vetting and eligibility process, giving donors confidence that their investment is protected and sustainable, impacting students for a minimum of 10 years (the lifespan of an instrument in a school setting.) Donations made to this school’s fundraising campaign go directly to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF). MHOF then purchases the specific instruments the school is in need of at a substantially discounted price and the instruments deliver directly to the school.

Donate today and help these students foster their love of music!

To spread the word on social media or link to this page in your own fundraising efforts, use the links below! And to learn more about The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation's Adopt A School campaign, visit or contact MHOF at or 818-762-4328.

[5% of donations are retained for JustGiving’s required service fee, MHOF retains an additional 5% to cover administrative costs associated with school vetting and granting of instruments.]

About the charity

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, and vital support services to school districts nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education.

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