The Campaign for #Bandwork

Consider this to be the start of a campaign to be recognize “Bandwork” as an “official” word and thus should be included in Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Why should we care whether bandwork becomes an “officially” recognized and included word in the dictionary? In a nutshell, it is about music education advocacy, specifically as it applies to school funding of music programs… Read On

MFE’s Statement on Racial Justice

MFE believes that justice, equal opportunity and Black Lives matter. If the combination of the pandemic and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery has revealed anything, it is just how inequitable, in virtually every sense, our society remains. MFE also believes that when we witness injustice and inequity we all have a responsibility and indeed… Read On

Musician Links

Are you a musician? Do you have a band? Is there a member of your family or a friend in your life that makes music? Yes? GREAT! MFE is working to gather links, videos and content to share with the world. In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing “Radio MFE”. The goal of Radio MFE is twofold… Read On

What impact does the Extra Give Have?

More information about the Extraordinary Give coming your way! Mark your calendars for November 17th for the 2017 Extraordinary Give. Over the past 5 years, the donations for this great day of online giving reached a whopping 22.5 million dollars for more than 500 organizations. Now in its sixth year, this event is not just about donating… Read On

MFE and the Extraordinary Give

    Here it comes!   The 2017 Extraordinary Give is just a week away and Music For Everyone is hoping you will consider supporting us in our continuing efforts to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County. By supporting MFE, you will be helping us to enhance school and community music programs by providing instruments… Read On

How Can I Support music Programs in Schools?

How Can I Support Music Programs in Schools? We’ve enjoyed celebrating Music In Our Schools Month, this March. The month may be coming to an end, but Music in our schools does not become any less important throughout the other 11 months of the year. If you’re like me, you care about music and you want children to be given the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments… Read On

Getting to know the MFE Scholars

    Continuing Music For Everyone’s tradition of providing music to all in Lancaster county each year MFE provides seven, $2,000 scholarships to Millersville University Music Education majors. In exchange for that scholarship the recipients volunteer at a school supported by MFE. Featured below are two MFE scholars, Andrew Swartz and Cecilia. Currently the two scholars are assisting in teaching recorder and other instruments before school at Buchanan Elementary… Read On

2016 Festival of Voices!

Choral music originated in the 2nd century BC in ancient Greece, where the chorus was an important part of the theater. Choral music fizzled out for a while, but around 500 AD, Benedictine and Gregorian monks began to sing in unison, in what was called “plainchant.” In order to vary the plainchant, which could become monotonous… Read On

Lancaster Festival of Voices Welcomes Orfeia, The Balkan Women’s Choir

Music for Everyone is gearing up and warming up for a wonderful weekend of music April 1-3 with Festival of Voices. For our fourth year we will be celebrating choral music through various concerts, workshops, and a movie showing. Many of our acts are local such as the Red Rose City Chorus and Mennonite Children’s choir of Lancaster… Read On

10 Years of Music For Everyone!

This year, Music For Everyone is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Since 2006. MFE has provided grants to local school districts and community centers, held musical events throughout Lancaster, and helped to strengthen the role that music plays in our schools and throughout our communities. Over the past ten years, providing music grants to local school districts and community arts programs has been the primary focus of MFE… Read On