The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Washington Elementary School Band and Orchestra Programs

Washington Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ needs support for their band and orchestra programs.
raised of US$10,300 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 Washington Elementary School band and orchestra programs need your help! Clarinets, alto saxophones, trumpets, trombones, flutes, violins, and violas are needed to allow more students to participate in the programs.

"Nearly 50% of our 4th and 5th grade students participate in band or orchestra, and nearly 95% of our band and orchestra students use a school provided instrument. We are graduating a small 6th grade class and see a large interest in our future 4th grade class, but we won't have many instruments to give to those students. Our program won't be able to grow and our students won't have the ability to select their first choice instrument without help." - Ms. Bernier, 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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