Over the last 18 months, we have worked to overcome the challenges of COVID in order to keep our young musicians playing, learning, and performing. We benefited greatly from your support and the outpouring of generosity from our community, and as a result, our young musicians continued to play without pause throughout the entire pandemic.
But now, there is a greater urgency. Every facet of music education and performance was hit extremely hard during COVID. School music programs were pared back or eliminated altogether. Our rehearsals were broken up
to accommodate social distancing; private music lessons were often on Zoom; illness periodically kept students away from school, rehearsals, and lessons. And now we are living the consequences of the last 18 months.
This season we have returned with great excitement to regular rehearsals and live performances. But we are seeing a tremendous need for more focus on the individual, with more attention to sectionals and coaching. We need to redouble our commitment to our public music teacher partners to bring our students back to their pre-COVID musical confidence and technical prowess. Can you help us do this?
We are so proud of our students, who never stopped to complain, or ask why they had to make music in such a different way last season. Now, these young musicians need our support more than ever. Please join us by making a donation that will allow more youth to join, more youth to learn, more youth to lead, and more youth to excel. Help us refill the bucket depleted by COVID. The last year has shown us in every way that we truly cannot
do it without you. Will you join us once more? Now is the time to make a difference. Please donate today.
All the very best,
Rebecca Calos, Executive Director
Anne-Marie Gorman Doyle, Director of Development