We are excited about our new partnership with Amazon Smile! Choose us as your charity of choice and Amazon with donate a portion of the purchase price to us. As of mid-July, 2020 we have achieved nonprofit status with the IRS under article 501(c )(3).
March, 2020: With the onslaught of the coronavirus and all the changes to normal operations that have occurred, we understand that many parents are struggling to keep their children occupied in positive activities during the day. Music lessons are a perfect solution to that kind of problem. Our sister organization, The Village Music School is offering online lessons, and if families are unable to pay the full amount, we are willing to subsidize the cost of the lessons on a sliding scale, based on the family’s rate of subsidy on the Free and Reduced Lunch database. We do this in order to ensure the musicians giving the lessons are being paid fully.
We are very excited to announce that we recently met with our Board and secured permission to explore several projects, including collaborating on an Alzheimer’s benefit concert, support for an amateur choral group, support for a group who creates performance opportunities for musicians with developmental disabilities, and support for a guitar festival.