December News

MFE and the Extraordinary Give

We would like to thank everyone who donated to MFE through the November 20th Extraordinary Give sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation. While the totals are not yet final, Music For Everyone was able to net over $21,000 as a result of your generosity. This translates into more grants to improve music programs in Lancaster County schools and community organizations.


MFE and the Willie Marble Xperience Tellus360 Concert Series

Music For Everyone has joined forces with the mysteriously swampadelic Willie Marble Xperience and Tellus360 in a concert series to benefit Lancaster non-profit organizations. This month’s concert will benefit the year’s Festival of Voices and be held on December 17th.

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The event is for ages 21+ and admission is by donation.


Joe Devoy Receives the MFE Award

We are proud to announce that MFE has awarded our 6th annual “MFE Award” to Joe Devoy. The MFE Award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate and celebrate the power of music in Lancaster County. Joe Devoy has been a strong supporter of Music For Everyone and the music community in general. Congratulations Joe, and thank you for helping us to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in our community!


MFE Community Chorus to Perform at the Water Street Mission

Join the MFE Community Chorus on Saturday December 12th beginning at 7:00PM. This community building concert is free and open to the public and will feature world music as well as holiday favorites. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the magic of music, the love of community, and the joy of the holidays. The Water Street Mission is located at 210 S. Prince St. in Lancaster City. For more information please visit the Facebook Event Page


MFE Grants Are Available

Need some money to enhance your school or community based music program? Starting this month, MFE will begin accepting applications for our 2015-2016 grant cycle. This year we hope to award $90,000 in grants. For more information and guidelines visit the Grants section of our website.


MFE Participating in “Gifts That Give Hope” Fundraiser.

As the Holidays are fast approaching why not consider an alternative form of gift giving this year? MFE is participating in Gifts That Give Hope, which is an alternative gift fair occurring on December 12th. Purchasing alternative gifts is an opportunity to give back and MAKE A DIFFERENCE to the larger community and honor your friends and loved ones at the same time. Instead of purchasing traditional gifts, participants purchase meaningful donations to local and global non-profits while improving the lives of others who are not on anyone’s gift list! So join us on December 12th from 10am-4pm at the Farm and Home Center 1383 Arcadia Rd Lancaster PA 17601. This is a great chance for you to give a child the gift of music while knocking out your holiday shopping!


MFE is Thrilled to Announce the Return of the Singer Songwriter Showcase Hosted at Tellus360!

Beginning January 20th MFE will host a singer-songwriter night on the third Wednesday of every month at Tellus360. This showcase is a great opportunity for musician to bring some fresh material in front of objective ears and professional songwriters. This showcase is a great way for musicians to hone their songwriting skills, but it is also a yearlong competition! The four artists that bring in the largest audiences will have the opportunity to perform at the October showcase, which is also a benefit for MFE! So break out those axes, dust off the songwriting pad, tune up, and get on down to Tellus360 for the MFE Singer-Songwriter nights!

The Schedule for the Singer Songwriter Nights:

January 20 — Saint Narcissus
February 17 — Peter Kinsley
March 16 — Reenie Hall
April 20 — Hannah Bingman
May 18 — Steve Ward
June 15 — Butch Zito
July 20 — Justin Angelo
August 17 — Julia Jordan-Kamanda
September 21 — Melissa Leo

October 19 — Sing-off

You don’t have to be a musician to attend the singer-songwriter nights just a music lover. Come support local music at its roots and have a great time while doing so!


Reminders: MFE’s Ukulele Uprising

Join the MFE Ukulele Uprising on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at the Vision Corps building (244 N. Queen St.) All are welcomed to this community building initiative. For more information please contact Steve Patterson at:

Monthly Download

This month we are digging way back into the vault to MFE Compilation Volume II. This month’s guest artist for download is the notorious Vinegar Creek Constituency, with their song, “Girl from the River Hills”.

You can download this gem for FREE at the MFE Website! It’s only a click away, and while you are there check out some of the new additions to the site.

As always Lancaster, carry on and practice random acts of music! Y’all sound great!