The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Zamboni Middle School Band and Orchestra Programs

Zamboni Middle School in Paramount, CA 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 Zamboni Middle School band and orchestra programs need your help! Double basses, oboes, bassoons, celli, french horns, violas, and percussion are needed to replace instruments that are beyond repair, reduce sharing, and allow more students to participate in the programs.

"Music plays a huge role in our lives at Zamboni Middle School. Sharing the arts through music and performance is a great way to find success and joy as well as it build wonderful relationships that blossom over the course of the middle school years. Simply put, sharing and playing music together at Zamboni makes the world a better place. Having the necessary tools and equipment is vital to our success, and a donation in any form will go a long way to a child in need of a great musical experience at Zamboni Middle School." - Randall Reza, 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.

Donation summary

Total raised
Online donations
Offline donations
Direct donations
Donations via fundraisers

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.