January News

January 2015 E-Blast

MFE Now Accepting Grant Requests!
Need some money to enhance your school or community based music program? Starting this month, MFE will begin accepting applications for our 2014-2015 grant cycle. This year we are planning on investing over $80,000 into the community through grants. Grant applications must be submitted by February 15, 2015, to be considered for an award. For more information and guidelines visit the grants section of our website by clicking (HERE).

MFE is Thrilled to Announce The Singer Songwriter Showcase/Contest!
Beginning January 21st MFE will host a singer-songwriter showcase/contest on the third Wednesday of every month at Tellus360. Each month a singer songwriter will be showcased. The four artists who bring in the largest audience during their show will have the opportunity to perform at the October showcase finale, which is also a benefit for MFE! So get on down to Tellus360 and support your favorite local songwriter for the MFE Singer-Songwriter nights!
The Schedule for the Singer Songwriter Nights:
January 21 — Mike P Ryan
February 25 — Mindy Nolt
March 18 — Robert Bobby
April 15 — Jessica Smucker
May 20 — Olds Sleeper
June 17 — Jean Synodinos
July 15 — Corty Byron
August 19 — Dave Lefever
September 16 — Steve Chambers

October 14 — Sing-off
Come support local music at its roots and have a great time while doing so!

“MFE in the Schools” Update.
“MFE in the Schools” is still going strong! Our Music Mentors are currently work with almost 300 kids per week in 8 different schools to strengthen music programs in SDOL. The program continues to be successful and is directly cultivating the power of music as an educational tool.
We would also like to announce some changes to our “Music Mentor” Lineup! Shortly we will be adding two new mentors, Angela Lansinger and Gentry Stoltzfus. They will be taking the place of Kate Umble as she is moving on to other musical adventures. Kate, it has been an absolute pleasure to have you with the “MFE in the Schools” program, and we wish you the best and much success in the future. While we will miss Kate we are thrilled to have two new and eager music mentors in Angela and Gentry.
MFE would like to thank Thomas & Georgina Russo Family Foundation for the support as the lead sponsor of the program.

Reminder: MFE Ukulele Uprising!
Come join the MFE Ukulele Uprising on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at the VisionCorps building (244 N. Queen St.) All are welcome to this community building initiative.

MFE Download of the Month!
Sometimes you have to go into the MFE Music Vault to add a fonky, fun, good time to the monthly music download. For that, we are reaching back to MFE compilation Vol. III for a tune titled “Wanderer” by Ghosthouse. Head to www.musicforeveryone.org now to download this great tune FOR FREE!

And in the meantime, play on Lancaster!