The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Lockhart Middle School Band and Orchestra Programs

Lockhart Middle School in Orlando, FL 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 Lockhart Middle School band and orchestra programs need your help! Double basses, alto saxophones, violins, violas, celli, and tubas are needed to reduce sharing and allow more students to participate in the program.

"The Lockhart Band and Orchestra Program is a growing program in Orlando, Florida. As a Title 1 school, our students need a lot of support in order to fully participate in the arts. Many of our students use a school instrument, and we only have just enough working instruments for our current program numbers. Next year, we are expecting DOUBLE the students in the program, which means we have many more Lockhart students able to benefit from the good our music program has brought in just one year. Current band and orchestra students have already demonstrated improved behavior, grades, and attitudes throughout the entire school; this impact is a huge step in the right direction for Lockhart Middle School. Your donation helps us continue to make a positive impact for our students and community by providing a music education to every Lockhart student that joins our program." - Ms. Koffinas, Band and Orchestra 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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