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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 Sugar Hill Academy general music program needs your help! Orff instruments are needed to reduce sharing and replace aged instruments that are beyond repair.

“Throughout my teaching career I have witnessed over and over how music enriches and speaks to all students: the shy student who finds his or her voice through singing, the gifted and talented student who discovers a new challenge by learning to play a new musical instrument, the student with special needs who feels successful in school for the first time because of a meaningful activity in music class, the student who cannot yet speak English but can effortlessly connect with peers through music, and the kindergarten student who lights up with amazement the first time he or she experiences a live performance in music class; it’s nothing short of pure magic! With your generous donation of new musical instruments to use in the classroom and in an afterschool Orff ensemble, the sky is truly the limit for the musical magic we can create for many years to come!” - Kristin Dark, music 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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