February 2019 MFE News

Join MFE and LCSWMA for the 2019 Keys for the City Kickoff Event!

 

Please join us as we celebrate a “Decade O’ Keys”. The 2019 Keys for the City season marks our 10th of Lancaster being the “Street Piano Capital of the World. We’ve got some BIG announcements and unveilings to make! You won’t want to miss this one!

 

Thursday February 28th at 5:30 – 7:30pm

The Pressroom Restaurant (26 W. King St. Lancaster)

 

Cash Bar, Signature Drink, Appetizers and the Aaron Trasatt Quartet.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Keys for the City? Click HERE

 

Back to the Top!

Keys for the City 2019 Piano Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in a great way to advertise your business while supporting one of Lancaster’s most popular, fun and fonky public music and art exhibits? Then you should consider sponsoring an MFE Keys for the City Piano this summer! All proceeds from Keys are applied to the annual MFE grant program, which provides instruments and program support for school and community music programs in our county. For details call John Gerdy at 717-475-5659 or email him at Johngerdy@aol.com.

Back to the Top!

MFE Grants Deadline is Approaching!

Need some money to enhance your school or community based music program? This year we hope to invest at least $100,000 in grants. Grant applications must be submitted by February 8, 2019 to be considered for an award. For more information and guidelines visit the grants section of our website.

Back to the Top!

MFE and the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival

We’re very excited to announce that MFE will be teaming up with Per Diem, TFB Catering, and Gravie at this year’s Lititz Fire & Ice Festival. Join us on February 16th at Warwick High School as several organizations will be serving up some of the best chili around (FYI: The Per Diem chili is going to rock the house and has our vote out of the gate!). Want to join us for the fun and sample some amazing chili? Get your badge here: http://lititzfireandice.com/

Back to the Top!

MFE Scholars

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Spring “MFE Scholars”, Dylan Natiello, Evelyn Kampmeyer, Drew Peris, and Tyler Turpen. All four are Millersville University Music Education majors, who aspire to become music teachers.  In exchange for their $2,000 scholarships, they will work in a SDOL or Columbia School District school under the direction of a music teacher developing a music education curriculum. Three additional MFE Scholars will be chosen later this spring to work in a school during the fall of 2019.

Additionally, MFE is thrilled to announce two additional MFE Scholars, Lissie Fish and Jacob Raffens. Jacob is our Music Business Technology in the schools scholar. In exchange for his $2,000 scholarship he will be working with several schools in the School District of Lancaster to record their ensembles. In exchange for her scholarship, Lissie will be working with the Lancaster Boys and Girls Club to teach and develop a recording curriculum.

Congratulations to all of our scholars! MFE is proud to invest in those who want to cultivate the power of music!

Back to the Top!

MFE Announces the Seventh Annual “Lancaster Festival of Voices”

The Music For Everyone Lancaster Festival of Voices is an annual celebration of the vocal arts in Lancaster, PA. Lancaster is enjoying a renaissance as it emerges as a destination for artists of all genres. This renaissance has benefited the city both culturally and economically. The Lancaster Festival of Voices provides a supportive venue for singers of all ages, thus creating awareness of the voice as an instrument and bringing yet another genre of music to this musically thriving community.

This year MFE is partnering with Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA, Tellus360, and the Thomas and Georgina Russo Family Foundation, to bring the FOV to Lancaster. Check out the schedule below and mark your calendars now.

For more information on the 2019 Festival of Voices visit www.lancasterfestivalofvoices.com


The schedule for the festival is as follows:

Friday March 22, 2019
6:15 PM
Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church (31 S Duke St. Lancaster, PA 17602)
Free and open to the public

Featuring:
The School District of Lancaster Combined Elementary Choir
Lancaster Country Day School Choral Ensemble
Solanco High School Elite Singers
The Jp Mccaskey High School Gospel Choir
Lalaluna
MFE Community Chorus



Saturday March 23, 2019
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Community Choral Workshops Trinity Lutheran (31 S Duke St. Lancaster, PA 17602)
Free and open to the public

Details to be released shortly


Saturday March 23, 2019
7:00 PM
Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church (31 S Duke St. Lancaster, PA 17602)

Free and open to the public

Featuring:
The Testostertones
Chromatic Expansion
Vocal Harmonix
Anything But Quiet
The MFE Community Chorus


Sunday March 24, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 PM
The Big Community Sing at Tellus360 (24 E King St. Lancaster, PA 17602)
Free and open to the public

The Lancaster Festival of Voices invites you to the BIG Community Sing at Tellus360. Please join us as we gather to sing for the sheer joy of singing. We’ll provide the words, the guidance, and the venue. You just grab a pint and sing along!



We would also like to thank the generous sponsors of the 2019 Lancaster Festival of Voices:

The Thomas & Georgina T Russo Family Foundation & Tellus360

Back to the Top!

Want to help Amazon donate money to MFE?

We are pleased to announce that MFE is now part of Amazon Smile. This means by simply shopping on Amazon, they will donate a portion of that sale to MFE! You do not pay anything extra as Amazon puts up the money for the donation. It is that easy! All you have to do is sign up, and shop…

To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2997260 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to Amazon Smile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at Amazon Smile.

So how do you get started?

On your first visit to Amazon Smile, you must select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in a donation.

That’s right; if you purchase an item Amazon will donate a portion of that purchase to Music For Everyone. This means you are helping MFE while purchasing items you would purchase regardless! Sign up today and have Amazon donate to Music for Everyone! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2997260

Back to the Top!

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 LA Academia and be held on February 7th.

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.

Back to the Top!

Reminders: MFE Ukulele Uprising!

Come Join the MFE Ukulele Uprising on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the Vision Corps Building at 244 N. Queen St. All are welcome to this community building initiative.

Back to the Top!

MFE Monthly Music Download

February’s Monthly Music download is none other than the Willie Marble Xperience. Track Number 1 off their latest album – Songs in the Key of Marble – “Too tall to Mambo” is the name of the tune and it’s a great one. Enjoy!

 

And in the meantime Lancaster, Play on! Y’all sound GREAT!

Back to the Top!

January 2019 MFE News

This Month in Music For Everyone:

Love MFE? Want to make a donation helping our organization cultivate the power of music in Lancaster? 

MFE Now Accepting Grant Requests

Need some money to enhance your school or community based music program? Know a music educator whose program could use some support or new instruments? Starting this month, MFE will begin accepting applications for our 2019 grant cycle. This year we hope to invest at least $100,000 in our community through grants. Grant applications must be submitted by February 8, 2019, to be considered for an award. For more information and guidelines visit the “Grants” section of our website by clicking (HERE).

MFE in the Schools Update

“MFE in the Schools” is still going strong! Our Music Mentors work with almost 400 kids per week in 11 different schools to strengthen music programs in SDOL and Columbia School District. The program continues to be successful and is directly cultivating the power of music as an educational tool.

MFE would like to thank the following for their generous support of this program:

Thomas & Georgina Russo Family Foundation

Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises Inc.

Clark Associates Charitable Foundation

The Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Fulton Family Foundation

The Woman’s Symphony Association

The Barshinger Family Foundation

The Lancaster Rotary Club

The Witmer Family Fund

The Rotary Club of Lancaster

Back to the Top!

Isaac’s Fundraiser for the Festival of Voices 

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Isaac’s Downtown Bar and Grill, with Music For Everyone and the MFE Community Chorus, is hosting a “Community Day” Fundraiser benefiting Lancaster Festival of Voices.* Please join the MFE Lancaster Community Chorus in this fun way to help to fund this event. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of your meal (bar sales included!) will go directly to Music for Everyone supporting the Lancaster Festival of Voices. (Please use the flyer below) We thank you for your support and hope to see you there!

Back to the Top!

The MFE Chorus to Host a MLK Day Celebration

The Music for Everyone Community Chorus, under the direction of Jonathan Shoff, will perform a concert commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 20 at 3PM. The Chorus will sing a diverse repertoire featuring concert spirituals, folk songs, and African arrangements. Please join them at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W Chestnut St., for this cultural celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. King.

All donations go toward fulfilling the mission of Music for Everyone to cultivate the power of music for education and community building.

Back to the Top!

The Pub Choir Returns on January 15th

We’re teaming up with Tellus360, to bring a unique musical experience to Lancaster once a month. Join us Tuesday January 15th at 24 E King street (Tellus360) at 7pm for a night of singing an fun. Here’s a little description of what you can expect:

Bar Choir is exactly what it says on the tin, it is a choir in a bar. But it is not just any choir, it is a choir made of you, me and the new friends you are about to make beautiful music with. The choir will learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and who knows, and with any luck become a youtube sensation. So if you are looking to let out your inner songbird without the pressure and preparation that go with Karaoke, look no further than bar choir….and we’ve got beer.

This is a monthly event, so be sure to bring some friends and help the Pub Choir grow!

Back to the Top!

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.

  Back to the Top!

MFE Community Chorus to Perform at the Prince Street Pop-up Park for a Holiday Sing-a-long

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 be held on January 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.

Back to the Top!

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!

Back to the Top!

As always we appreciate your interest in, and support of, Music For Everyone. In the meantime, play on Lancaster, you sound great!

Back to the Top!

December 2018 MFE News

Our friends at NXT Creative developed a new video for MFE. Check it out!

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

 

Love MFE? Want to make a donation helping our organization cultivate the power of music in Lancaster? 


MFE and the Extraordinary Give

We would like to thank everyone who donated to MFE through the November 17th Extraordinary Give sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation. While the totals are not yet final, Music For Everyone was able to net over $20,000 as a result of your generosity. This translates into more grants to improve music programs in Lancaster County schools and community organizations.

 

Back to the Top!

 

Music Friday is BACK for December!

Bundle up and join the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion, Tellus360 and Music For Everyone for hot chocolate and live music in Penn Square on Friday Dec. 21st.

There will be visits with Santa at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square/ Lancaster County Convention Center from 6 – 9 pm. (This will be the last visit with Santa at the Marriott for the season!) There will also be carriage rides leaving from the Fulton Bank building from 7:30 – 10 pm.

We will have space heaters in the Square to keep everyone warm.

We’re partnering with Water Street Mission for Music Friday Winter Edition, so bring a canned food item to donate!

Back to the Top!

 

MFE Participating in “Gifts That Give Hope” Alternative Gifts Fair.

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 8th. 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 8th 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!

 

Back to the Top!

 

 

MFE Executive Director Interview on WITF’s “Smart Talk”

John Gerdy discussed music’s role in our schools and community and the types of things MFE does to support that role with  WITF’s Scott Lamar. Also participating in the interview was Lisa Sempsey, music teacher in the Columbia School District. Click HERE to check it out.

Back to the Top!

MFE and Tellus360 are Excited to Announce the Bar Choir!

 

We’re teaming up with Tellus360, to bring a unique musical experience to Lancaster once a month. Join us starting Tuesday December 11th at 24 E King street (Tellus360) at 7pm for a night of singing an fun. Here’s a little description of what you can expect:

 

Bar Choir is exactly what it says on the tin, it is a choir in a bar. But it is not just any choir, it is a choir made of you, me and the new friends you are about to make beautiful music with. The choir will learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and who knows, and with any luck become a youtube sensation. So if you are looking to let out your inner songbird without the pressure and preparation that go with Karaoke, look no further than bar choir….and we’ve got beer.

This is the start of a once a month event, so lets kick it off right!

 

Back to the Top!

 

Deborah Barber, Rob Barber and Adonica Spolum Receive the MFE Awards

We are proud to announce that MFE has awarded our 9th annual “MFE Awards” to Deborah and Rob Barber and Adonica Spolum. The MFE Award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate and celebrate the power of music in Lancaster County. Rob & Deb Barber have  been instrumental in supporting music programs that bring members of our community together. Adonica has worked tirelessly to strengthen the role that music and arts play in the School District of Lancaster, working closely with MFE to accomplish that goal. Congratulations Rob, Deb, and Adonica Thank you for helping us to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in our community!

  Back to the Top!

MFE Community Chorus to Perform at the Prince Street Pop-up Park for a Holiday Sing-a-long

On Friday December 21st, at 6:30pm, The MFE Community Chorus, accompanied by the one and only Big Boy Brass, will perform their holiday sing-a-long concert under the stars in the Prince Street Pop-Up Park (118 N Prince St.) in downtown Lancaster. Come on down and join the chorus in song and random merriment! In fact, feel free to join in and practice a random act of music yourself. For more information on the Community Chorus visit their website HERE.

 

Back to the Top!

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 2017-2018 grant cycle. This year we hope to award at least $100,000 in grants. For more information and guidelines visit the Grants section of our website.

The Fulginetti Family band Releases a Holiday Track to Support MFE

Aren’t there enough versions of Jingle Bells already?  We don’t think so!  The Fulginiti Family Band is proud to announce the release of their first annual holiday single- Jingle Bells.  This year, all proceeds are going to Music For Everyone, a Lancaster area non-profit that funds local, school music programs.  Price is “pay-what-you-want”.  We’re hoping you’re in the holiday-giving mood.

There are several ways to purchase the track, including right here at www.toddfulginiti.com

Jingle Bells is also available at CD BabyBandCamp or www.baileyfulginiti.com.   It should also soon be available at iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Spotify and Pandora as well.

Back to the Top!

 

The MFE Chorus is Raising some Dough for MFE at Chipotle

Come support all the great work Music For Everyone is doing in Lancaster, PA by eating at Chipotle! The MFE Community Chorus invites you to take a break from your holiday shopping by joining us for a meal at Chipotle from 5-9pm on Tuesday December 18th. 33% of your bill will go directly to MFE as they work to raise awareness for the importance of music in our community.

Orders must be paid for in store. Bring a copy of the flier, show it on your phone, or simply tell the cashier you are there to support MFE.

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 Lancaster Festival of Voices and will be held on December 13th.

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.

Back to the Top!

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: JSP1213@gmail.com.

Monthly Download

This month we are returning to our favorite holiday song. “No El” is a hip holiday tidbit written by Bob Esbenshade and performed by “The Dekays”, Bobbie, Billy, and Billy Bob. It is F.O.N.K.Y. Check it out.

You can download this gem for FREE at the MFE Website!

Back to the Top!

As always we appreciate your interest in, and support of, Music For Everyone. In the meantime, happy holidays and play on Lancaster, you sound great!

Back to the Top!

 

November 2018 News

 November 2018 News

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

 

Love MFE? Want to make a donation helping our organization cultivate the power of music in Lancaster? 


MFE to Participate in Lancaster County Community Foundation’s seventh Annual “Extraordinary Give”

On November 16th, LCCF is sponsoring a one-day, online giving event in which MFE will be one of the beneficiaries. On that day, be sure to visit Extragive.org, and choose MFE and donate. Every donation is eligible to win MFE extra prize money from a $500,000 pool that LCCF has committed to the event! This means that your donation could very quickly go from $100 to $1100, with an extra $1000 coming from the prize pool! You can also donate to the same organization several times that day, so give early and give often.

Once again, MFE will also be teaming up with several non-profits for a “giving” event at Tellus360. This arts and music space in the heart of Lancaster has been generous enough to host “The Groovy Giving Gig” for the fifth year in a row. If you were there last year you know that this is an event you don’t want to miss as it is the “fonkiest”, hottest party of the year. There will be live music, refreshments, stage performers, a chance to earn a free pint, and an all-out fun, “giving” atmosphere. The event will run from 4pm until 1:30am, so be sure to join us to help make this year’s EXTRAORDINARY GIVE even bigger and better than last year’s!

MFE is also teaming up with Benchmark Construction to promote giving on the 17th with a party at the Ware Center. This Extraordinary event will take place from 5-8pm. There will be food, beverages, AND a live performance from the MFE String Ensemble. For any questions about the event email MFE.

We can’t wait to see you out at these events. We thank you in advance for your support of Music For Everyone!

 

Back to the Top!

 

Music For Everyone Receives a $35,000 Grant from the Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that MFE has received $35,000 from the Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation. These funds will further strengthen the “MFE in the Schools” initiative, as well as bolster choral programs in Lancaster County. MFE is truly thankful for the Russo’s generous gift, allowing our organization to further cultivate the power of music in Lancaster County!

Back to the Top!

 

MFE Participating in “Gifts That Give Hope” Alternative Gifts Fair.

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 8th. 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 8th 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!

 

Back to the Top!

 

 

Music For Everyone ALSO Receives $35,000 Grant from the Clark Family Foundation

It has been an exciting month here at Music For Everyone. We are announcing that the Clark Family Foundation has generously committed $35,000 for the next two years. This grant will support our efforts in the instrument repair program and the MFE in the Schools program. We are truly thankful for this generous grant and are looking forward to turning these dollars into musical opportunity!

 

Back to the Top!

The Instrument Repair Program is in Full Swing

Music For Everyone and our volunteers are currently working in the Donegal school district to catalog and repair every instrument in the district. We are excite to have scaled this program to districts outside of the Columbia School District. We could not have done so without the generous support of the Steinman Foundation and the Clark Family Foundation’s generous grants supporting the program. We hope to be finished in Donegal School District by the end of the month and from there will move onto repairing the instruments in Manheim Central. We’ll keep you posted as the program continues!

Interested in being a part of the process? We are looking to assemble a team of volunteers to help with this project. Email Brendan Stengle for more information: MFELancaster@gmail.com

Back to the Top!

 

The Lancaster Festival of Voices is returning

It is with great excitement that we can announce that this year’s Festival of Voices will return bigger and better than ever. We will be releasing an official schedule shortly, but this year’s FOV will include several performances, group singing, and workshops that are free and open to the public. Stay tuned and be sure to mark your calendars for March 23rd – 24th, The Lancaster Festival of Voices will be rocking the town!

 

  Back to the Top!

Ukulele Uprising

Come join the MFE Ukulele Uprising on Tuesday evenings at 7:30PM at the vision Corps building at 244 N. Queen St. All are welcome to this community building initiative.  

Back to the Top!

Monthly Music Download

For this month’s music download we are rocking out to the MFE CD sampler Vol. III. Fire in the Glen is our featured artist of the month, with their tune, “Susquehanna Pirate”. Download and enjoy!

As always we appreciate your interest in, and support of, Music For Everyone. In the meantime, play on Lancaster, you sound great!

Back to the Top!

 Page 1 of 14  1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »