Celeste Pérez (Music and Kids Student) and Walker Gibson (Education Director for Music and Kids)
JJ Schramm was the Joe Walker STEALTH Academy Band director for 19 years, retiring in 2017. Mr. Schramm expected excellence and nothing less. Under his leadership students excelled both musically and personally. Students reached their full potential and it showed in their music and maturity.
This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the legacy that Mr. Schramm created at Joe Walker Middle School. This student possesses kindness, humility, strength both on a personal and musical level while striving for excellence!
Ellie Aguilar has been awarded a scholarship to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy - College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. This scholarship was based on a merit audition and will allow Ellie to pursue a course of study in Musical Theater. Congratulations, Ellie!
Learn more about Ellie's journey with Music and Kids and her future plans by watching this video by Heart Reality filmed at the Antelope Valley Business Expo, where she performed with Music and Kids on May 18, 2019.
Wednesday Lessons at Gabriel’s House with Instructor Matt Macer and students Isabel Ureno, David Ureno, Richardo Ureno and Gabriel Alba Islas. This program is off to a great start thanks to your support.
Monday Lessons at Gabriel’s House with Instructor Matt Macer and students Oscar Hernandez and Lizbeth Hernandez.
Music and Kids Adds Membership Program Your Help Is Needed to Provide Continuous Funding for Our Programs
Do you believe in the mission and goals of Music and Kids? Do you believe there is a need to fill the growing gap between government funding for programs at our public schools and the need for music education? Do you feel strongly that music education is important for young people? Do you want to do something to help?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you should consider becoming a Member of Music and Kids!
What does Membership mean? It means pledging your support to Music and Kids at a level you can afford on a monthly basis. Members will receive a Music and Kids t-shirt and a special members-only monthly e-newsletter with notes and videos from the students whose dreams you are funding. If you own a business, you can also have your business logo added to our promotional materials (website, event banners, event programs, etc.).
How does Membership help Music and Kids? Having consistent pledges of support allows Music and Kids to provide sustainable and stable programming to our enrollees, which is vital to the health of a nonprofit organization like ours.
One month of lessons for a Music and Kids enrollee (four weekly lessons) costs $210 ($2,500 per year). You can choose to sponsor a student by pledging $210 per month. However, if $210 per month is above your budget, smaller membership levels can be added together to provide additional sponsorships.
Membership Level – 10: $10 per month
Membership Level – 25: $25 per month
Membership Level – 50: $50 per month
Membership Level – 100: $100 per month
Membership Level – Full Student: $210 per month
Membership Level – Other: Any amount per month that works for you!
How is this done?
PayPal Subscription – You can set your PayPal account to automatically transfer your monthly donation to Music and Kids. You need to have a PayPal account to use this method. You can cancel your subscription through PayPal at any time, if you decide you no longer want to donate.
Direct Donation – Contact Chuck Murphy, Board President, CEO and Founder of Music and Kids by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 435-3153 to set up your monthly pledge by invoice.
Music and Kids would like to thank all of the local organizations and small businesses that have supported our programs and events with generous donations. We have found that the majority of our donations and sponsorships come from local organizations and small businesses, rather than the larger corporations with a presence in our community. We ask that you consider this when you are making your own charitable contributions and shopping decisions.
Think LOCAL and support small businesses!
Thank you to everyone at Vince's Pasta and Pizza and to all who came out to support Music and Kids and Gabriel's House at this fun, delicious event!
Music and Kids Singers performed in Joe Walker Middle School's production of Beauty and the Beast, Cooper Ogden in the roll of Cogsworth and Celeste Pérez as Mrs. Potts. Parker Ogden, who is currently on the waiting list for a scholarship to Music and Kids played Gaston. Walker Gibson, Educational Director and teacher for Music and Kids, and Lindsay Gibson, Board Member for Music and Kids, were both in attendance to cheer on our students! Congratulations, Cooper, Celeste, and Parker, on a fabulous performance!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Music and Kids, Gabriel's House, and the Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce at the Almond Blossom Festival.