The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

La Merced Intermediate School Band and Orchestra Programs

La Merced Intermediate School in Montebello, CA needs support for their band and orchestra programs.
raised of US$15,750 target
RCN 954604927


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 La Merced Intermediate School band and orchestra programs have seen an increase in enrollment and need your help to reduce sharing and allow additional students to participate! "We are seeing an tremendous growth of students joining the music program here at La Merced Intermediate School! We currently offer concert band and orchestra for 6th-8th grade. However, we don't have enough instruments to assign to every student that enters the program. Your donation can greatly help us out by reducing/eliminating students sharing the instrument." - Perla Quinones-Del Cid, Instrumental Music Teacher

Celli, double basses, violas, trombones, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, flutes, and tubas are needed to reduce sharing, replace aged instruments that are beyond repair, and allow additional students to participate as the program continues to grow.

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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