This year, The North Shore HS Acoustic Café Club decided to start an initiative to help the Hungry for Music charity. Hungry for Music collects used musical instruments and puts them in the hands of kids who cannot afford them. This year, the Spring concerts in all five district schools will serve as Hungry for Music collection centers. Mr. Wankel and Dr. Gerver, along with the help of Jodie Larson and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, will coordinate these efforts.
How can you help? Dig out that old guitar, drum set, violin or clarinet from the basement and bring it to your school’s Spring concert. Look for the Hungry for Music display. You will receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation. The concert schedule is as follows:
Thursday April 27—High School
Wednesday May 3—High School
Tuesday May 9—Middle School
Wednesday May 10-Sea Cliff School
Thursday May 11--Middle School
Wednesday May 17-Glenwood Landing School
Tuesday May 23-Glen Head School
The Hungry for Music story began in 1992, when Founder and Director Jeff Campbell organized a street musician concert to benefit the homeless. Within three years, he formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to expanding opportunities in music for children.
Since then, Hungry for Music has placed more than 10,000 instruments into the hands of aspiring musicians all over the world! Hungry for Music has delivered everything from guitars and trombones to violins and xylophones to kids in 48 states and 20 countries.
Think of all of the children whose trajectory has been altered by the uplifting and life-changing gift of music! Let’s put all of North Shore’s unused instruments to good use! Bring them down to this year’s Spring concerts!
Have a question or need a pick up of your instrument? Contact Dr. Gerver @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Wankel at email@example.com.