The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Huntington Park High School Band, Orchestra and Mariachi Programs

Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, CA needs support for their band, orchestra, and mariachi programs.
raised of US$15,450 target
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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 Huntington Park High School band, orchestra, and mariachi programs need your help! Basses, cello, violas, tenor saxophones, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, guitarrons, and vihuelas are needed to allow additional students to enroll in the programs, eliminate instrument sharing, replace aged instruments that are beyond repair, and allow students to practice at home.

"Hidden within Huntington Park lies an abundance of untapped talent, long overdue for recognition. Through the incredible support of our community, these students have found their stage to flourish in music and the arts. I eagerly anticipate the remarkable journeys awaiting these gifted individuals." - Kelly Anthony, Band and Orchestra Teacher

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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