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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 Greene County Middle School band program needs your help! Flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and baritones are needed to replace aged instruments that are beyond repair.

“Our band program currently has about ninety-five percent of our students using school owned instruments. Your generosity would give Samantha a flute that doesn't have to be repaired weekly due to its age. She is playing on a twenty-year-old flute that I purchased on an auction site and had repaired through community donations. She is one of thirty kids that I did this for shortly after we came back from Covid and were able to play. Those instruments are now giving out on us and are not able to hold a repair and/or the repair costs more than the instrument is worth.” - Joanne McGowan

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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