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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 Laraway School band program needs your help! Clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, a bass clarinet, and euphoniums are needed to replace aged instruments that are beyond repair and allow more students to participate in the program.

"The Laraway School band program has grown rapidly over the last few years. Our program promotes individual and ensemble success through engaging learning opportunities and performance experiences in our school and local community. Students look forward to coming to their band lessons each week, and even enjoy attending early morning band rehearsals! Nearly all of our students use school-owned instruments because their families cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument. We currently do not have enough instruments to cover the needs of incoming students. Donations of additional instruments would fulfill our dream to provide this opportunity to every student who wants to be a part of our band program." - Cherrelle Negrusz and Kelly Thelen, General Music Teacher and Director of Bands.

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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