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Despite extensive research indicating that music instruction supplies intellectual, emotional and physical components critical to children's development, music and arts programs are often the first victims of budget cuts.
MUST is combatting this trend with a comprehensive set of programs that are resistant to budget slashing. MUST serves over 21,000 children and youth annually in schools and community centers, conducts research and development and advocates to restore music as an essential principle of pre-K through 12 education.
Through the support of generous patrons, citizens, and volunteers, we continue to fight for music education. Below are different ways you can help us bring more music to children's lives.
How do we do it? With your help!
Music in Schools Today does a lot with a little. Imagine how much more we could do with you behind us! Your donation can go a long way in the lives of students. Here are some examples:
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Because Music In Schools Today is a 501(c)3 non-profit, gifts of stock are tax deductible. If you wish to donate stock please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (415) 392-9010.
Legacy gifts are special gifts from one generation to another. By donating a portion of your estate to Music In Schools Today, you will improve the lives of countless young people.
Find out more on our legacy giving page.
MuST invites you to join us, bringing your special talents to help keep arts education alive! We are always looking for people to man our information booths, to work on committees, and deliver donated instruments to schools.
Not sure what to do with that old trumpet? Because new instruments are expensive, their purchase and repair are major roadblocks to starting or maintaining school music programs. Many children cannot take instruments home to practice, since each instrument is typically shared with several other children. It is the children of families who cannot afford to rent instruments who are most adversely affected.
In 1990, we recognized the need to create the Adopt an Instrument program and have since distributed musical instruments to over 100 Bay Area schools. Currently, donations average hundreds of instruments annually through this program. Because these instruments serve students for many years, each donation represents a generous gift to many children.
Please consider donating any instruments that you may have and are not using, or sponsoring a new instrument for a school!