The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) General and Instrumental Music Programs

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) in Providence, RI needs support for their music programs.
raised of US$20,600 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 Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) music programs need your help! Keyboards, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, celli, Orff instruments, drum kits, and cymbals are needed to allow additional students to enroll in music, provide types of instruments not currently available, and to expand the program to serve 5th and 6th grade students.

"One of our core instructors this year is an alumni of the music program at TAPA and college graduate! It is a dream to get to hire my former students and see them develop into mature, responsible and inspirational music educators. With 80 additional students entering into our program and major building renovations happening this Spring, new instruments would significantly impact our ability to meet the needs of our expanding program." - Mr. Avi David, 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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