August 2018 News

 August 2018 News

“Its not good enough to know just math, English, or science. You have to be able to put it all together, and hopefully in a way that no one else has figured out how to do before. To be the next great inventor of something we haven’t dreamed of yet, you need to have creative skills. Music really fosters those creative skills.” – Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

 

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Lancaster, PA “Street Piano Capital of the World”

As you have heard, (literally) Keys for the City pianos are still on the streets in downtown Lancaster. And while you’ve heard those pianos, have you also heard that Lancaster is the “Street Piano Capital of the World”? We can make this claim based on several metrics:

  • Consecutive years for the program: We’ve placed pianos on the streets for nine years running, the most consecutive years of any city that we are aware of.
  • Length of program: Our pianos are out for use by the public 24/7 for over four full months. Again, a longer stretch of time than any other city we are aware of.
  • Piano per capita: Lancaster can boast of having one street piano per every 4,237.5 residents (14 pianos for 59,325 people [2013 Census Data])
  • Piano Keys per capita: We can also boast of having one piano key per 48.15 residents!

So, get your groove on and come down to tickle a few ivories on any and all of the 14 pianos. Head to the Keys For The City Website or Music for everyone’s Website for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos. You can also follow the pianos on the MFE Facebook page where we will be posting pictures and announcing various events and promotions relating to the pianos all summer long.

We’d like to thank the following lead sponsors for making Keys 2018 a reality, and for further solidifying Lancaster’s status as the “Street Piano Capital of the World”:

Presenting Sponsor:

Piano Sponsors:

 

MFE Community Piano Sponsors:

 

In-Kind Sponsors:

And last but certainly not least, we would like to thank the artists for their time and efforts:

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Music Fridays Continue to Grow!

If you haven’t been downtown for a Music Friday recently, you should make it a point to attend the August 17th event. The crowds and “buzz” around Music Fridays continue to grow with over 20 “MFE street spot” acts spread throughout town. This, in addition to the Mothership Stage act in Binns Park: Adrian Garcia Jazz Quintet, the 14 Keys For the City Pianos, and the Tellus360 binns park adult beverage station, makes for a truly happening downtown scene. We will see you on August 17th.

We’re also expanding Music Fridays! Swing by Culliton park on August 17th to see the Big Fat Meanies and

Music Fridays are made possible through the generous support of:

Presenting Sponsor: 

Supporting Sponsor

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Here’s your chance to headline on the Binn’s Park Music Friday Stage!

J3 Music Studios and Music For Everyone are looking for talented teens to headline Music Friday at BINNS PARK in Downtown Lancaster! The showcase will feature young talent from all over the Lancaster area – bands, soloists, and small groups!

Audition details:
– Open to any young performers age 12-19.
– Auditions will be held at Tellus 360 in downtown Lancaster on August 10th and August 11th
– Performers must prepare two complete songs to play live, or sing with an accompanist or audio track. Performers must provide an audio track if necessary
– Emphasis will be placed on performances in a category of contemporary music: singer/songwriter style, pop, rock, hip hop, soul, etc.
– Performers will be seen in the order of arrival. Please arrive at the beginning of your scheduled audition hour.
– Video submissions will be accepted up until August 10th! If you cannot make the audition days and times, send us a video of you playing two songs.

 

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Need a Speaker for your next Event or Business Meeting?

 Meet John Gerdy, Founder and Executive Director of Music For Everyone. A former all-American and professional basketball player, he served at the NCAA and as associate commissioner of the Southeast Conference.

He is the author of several books including: Sports: the All-American Addiction, Air Ball, and Ball or Bands. In these books and through his work at Music For Everyone, John draws on relevant research and data and has extensive experience in both the world of sports and the world of music. An accomplished musician, himself, John delivers thought provoking insights into the current state of music and art education funding and the impact it is having on our schools and our children. John is an engaging and powerful speaker who will connect with any audience. Email Deb Rohrer of Music For Everyone to arrange for John to speak to your group (deb_rohrer@yahoo.com). You will walk away inspired.

And better yet, a portion of John’s honorarium will be contributed to MFE!

 

 

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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

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Music For Everyone Approved to receive funds from the EITC!

MFE has a great opportunity for businesses to both contribute funds to MFE and receive a tax credit at the same time. How you ask? Through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit, also known as the EITC.

This credit allows a business to pledge funds to a non-profit educational organization and deduct 75-90% of that contribution as a tax credit. For example, if your business were to pledge $10,000 for two years to MFE, your business could write off $9,000 of that donation. That’s a $10,000 donation that only costs $1,000! Think about how many instruments we could provide to schools in Lancaster County with those funds, all while allowing your business to benefit from a tax credit. If you would like to know more please contact Brendan at MFElancaster@gmail.com.

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MFE Teaming up with THE for a Keys for the City Special Event

Join MFE and THE on August 5th as we host a special outdoor concert featuring the Keys for the City pianos and some amazing bands. From 3pm – 7pm the Keys will be rocking featuring some of Lancaster’s best bands. We’ll be releasing more information shortly, but to learn more please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/360056497862227/

 

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Reminder: Ukulele Uprising

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

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Monthly Music Download

This month’s music download is from the MFE CD sampler Vol. V. Leo DiSanto is our featured artist of the month, with his tune, “One of the Good Ones”. Download and enjoy!

 

Until next time Lancaster, play on!

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July 2018 MFE News

 July 2018 Eblast

Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”

— Gerald Ford, former President, United States of America

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

Salvaged: The Art of Keys for the City at LSJ Studios on July 20th

 

 

Join Music For Everyone at an event sponsored by LSJ Studios on July 20th to explore the entire body of works created through the “Reclaimed Pianos” Art Project. This is your last chance to see and purchase these sculptures and artworks created from the Keys for the City 2017 pianos!

Participating Artists in the “Reclaimed Art” Project:
Alastair Blake Peters Art
Chris Corrao: Art & Design
George Mummert
Geraldine McCritty
Noelle Turco

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About the Reclaimed Pianos Project:
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In 2017 Music For Everyone teamed up with Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority in a project to create art out of the Keys for the City pianos. Many of these pianos in the past would end up in the trash and, through a generous sponsorship by LCSWMA, now they have a new life as beautiful pieces of art.

All of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces of art will go directly to supporting music programs throughout Lancaster County!

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About LSJ Studios
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Art. Passion. Purpose.

Located in the heart of the downtown Lancaster, PA’s art district, LSJ Studios is a striking 900 square foot contemporary art gallery and open studio. A combination of wide open space, natural light, clean lines and an industrial finish, this spaces promises originality and a creative edge in Lancaster’s growing Art scene.

Owner and director, Loryn Spangler-Jones Artist, has been an active member within the local art community for many years and was the Gallery Director, resident artist and lead art educator at Annex 24 in Lancaster for 5 years before making the move to open LSJ Studios in March of 2016. The studio serves as Spangler-Jones’ creative space, a place for classes and a gallery for exhibiting art from around the globe.

LSJ Studios offers fresh new exhibits from March through and including December with opening receptions every First Friday. Also an active participant in Lancaster’s Spring and Fall Artwalk, LSJ Studios does its part to help make downtown Lancaster City an arts destination.

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Keys for the City 2018 Pianos Continue to Entertain Downtown

As you have heard (literally), Keys for the City pianos are back in downtown Lancaster. So, get your groove on and come down to tickle a few ivories on any or all of the 13 pianos. You can head to our Keys For The City Website for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos. You can also follow the pianos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we will be posting pictures and announcing various events and promotions relating to the pianos all summer long.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for making Keys 2018 a reality:

Presenting Sponsor:

 

Piano Sponsors:

Aaron’s Acres

Atlee Hall

Church World Service

The Lancaster Arts Hotel

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Lancaster County Conservancy

Rotary Clubs of Lancaster

Tellus360

Willow Valley Communities

 

MFE Community Piano Sponsors:

EHD

High Companies

Lancaster City Alliance

 

In-Kind Sponsors:

Ardent Construction Company

Benchmark Construction Company

Dawn Herring Piano Tuning

Go Welsh

Everest Moving Company

PennStone Outdoor Living

 

…And last but certainly not least, we would like to thank the artists for their time and efforts:

Melissa Carroll – Aaron’s Acres

King Elementary School – Atlee Hall

Kenny Reisig – The CNote Piano

Hand Middle School – Church World Service

Ellen & Dave Mowrer – The Lancaster Arts Hotel

Jaye Crist – Lancaster Central Market

The Mix at Arbor Place – Lancaster County Community Foundation

San Juan Bautista – Lancaster County Conservancy

McCaskey High School Art department – LCSWMA

Justin Jones – The MFE Community Piano

Marlin Bert – Rotary Clubs of Lancaster

ER Martin Elementary School – Tellus360

Chris Corrao & Kelly McAllister – Willow Valley Communities

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July 20th Music Friday to Feature a Whole host of Events!

This upcoming Music Friday is going to be HUGE! With so many events going on there will truly be something for everyone. So get out there and support Music Friday.

We are also excited to announce our continued partnership with Tellus360 and LOOP to continue to liven up Music Fridays. For those of you over the age of 21, beer, wine, and cocktails will be available starting at 5:30 in Binns park. So join music Friday, have a pint, a cocktail, or a glass of wine,  and shake a tail feather, it is going to be an amazing time!

Music Fridays are made possible through the generous support of:

 

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Need a Speaker for your next Event or Business Meeting?

 Meet John Gerdy, Founder and Executive Director of Music For Everyone. A former all-American and professional basketball player, he served at the NCAA and as associate commissioner of the Southeast Conference.

He is the author of several books including: Sports: the All-American Addiction, Air Ball, and Ball or Bands. In these books and through his work at Music For Everyone, John draws on relevant research and data and has extensive experience in both the world of sports and the world of music. An accomplished musician, himself, John delivers thought provoking insights into the current state of music and art education funding and the impact it is having on our schools and our children. John is an engaging and powerful speaker who will connect with any audience. Email Deb Rohrer of Music For Everyone to arrange for John to speak to your group (deb_rohrer@yahoo.com). You will walk away inspired.

And better yet, a portion of John’s honorarium will be contributed to MFE!

 

 

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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

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MFE Teaming up with THE for a Keys for the City Special Event

Join MFE and THE on July 7th as we host a special outdoor concert featuring the Keys for the City pianos and some amazing bands. From 3pm – 7pm the Keys will be rocking featuring some of Lancaster’s best bands. We’ll be releasing more information shortly, but to learn more please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1991340507842976/

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Save the Date – Thursday October 25th for the “Tellus Takeover”

Go ahead and mark it down… IN INK! This year will be a HUGE celebration in honor of Music For Everyone. For the third year in a row, MFE will take over the entire building at Tellus360 for a night filled with fun, music and fonky surprises. It will certainly be a night in “true MFE fashion”. If you have been to one of the large MFE celebrations, you know what we’re talkin’ ‘bout. If not, we assure you that it’ll be in your best interest to be there. If you have questions, contact John Gerdy.

Interested in participating as a sponsor? Email MFE

And remember, “There ain’t no party like an MFE PARTY!”

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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 Arch Street Center and be held on July 12th.

Doors will be at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The event is for ages 21+ and admission is by a suggested donation of $10.

 

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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.

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Monthly Music Download

This month’s music download is from the MFE CD sampler Vol. V. Leo DiSanto is our featured artist of the month, with his tune, “One of the Good Ones”. Download and enjoy!

 

Until next time Lancaster, play on!

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June 2018 MFE News

June 2018 News 

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

Keys For The City 2018 Pianos Are on the Streets!

We’re rolling into summer so that means the Keys for the City pianos are back in downtown Lancaster. This year we are featuring 13 pianos. So, get your groove on and come down to tickle a few ivories and experience, first hand, why Lancaster, PA is the “Street Piano Capital of the World”.

Head to our website KeysfortheCity.com or to MusicForEveryone.org for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos. You can also follow the pianos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we will be posting pictures and announcing various events and promotions relating to the pianos all summer long.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for making Keys 2018 a reality:

Presenting Sponsor:

Piano Sponsors:

Aaron’s Acres

Atlee Hall

Church World Service

The Lancaster Arts Hotel

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Lancaster County Conservancy

Rotary Clubs of Lancaster

Tellus360

Willow Valley Communities

 

MFE Community Piano Sponsors:

EHD

High Companies

Lancaster City Alliance

 

In-Kind Sponsors:

Ardent Construction Company

Benchmark Construction Company

Dawn Herring Piano Tuning

Go Welsh

Mt. Everest Moving Company

PennStone Outdoor Living

 

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MFE Continues to Add “Street Spots” to Music Friday

MFE has been partnering with LOOP and Series 42 to “expand” the amount of music in downtown Lancaster during Music Fridays. Between the 15 “street spots” with busking musicians, the 13 Keys for the City Pianos, and our renewed efforts to encourage bars, restaurants, and galleries to sponsor music, beyond the “Mothership Stage” in Binns park, there will be almost 40 music acts spread throughout downtown. This will further enhance Music Friday and represent another “brick in the wall” in our efforts to assist Lancaster in its development as an “arts destination”.

For our 21 and older friends, there will also be a beer garden returning to Binns Park brought to you by Tellus360.

We’d like to thank our Music Friday lead sponsor – First National Bank.

 

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MEDA World Night Market Rescheduled for June 10th

Invite your friends and bring a blanket for an exciting afternoon in the park, complete with live music, international foods, a chance to take your picture in a rickshaw and more!

MEDA’s World Night Market is being held on June 10, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, in Buchanan Park (corner of Buchanan Ave / Race Ave in Lancaster City). This rain or shine event is FREE and open to all ages.

MEDA World Night Market
June 10, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Buchanan Park

 

 

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MFE Teaming up with THE for a Keys for the City Special Event

Join MFE and THE on June 10th as we host a special outdoor concert featuring the Keys for the City pianos and some amazing bands. From 3pm – 7pm the Keys will be rocking featuring:

THE

The sonic Tonic

Tony DiCarluccio of the Main Street Sweep

One Too Many

And More!

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/192656178036837/?active_tab=about

 

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The Music For Everyone Music Festival Returns to Kitchen Kettle Village

This new event celebrates the beginning of summer with a fun and delicious kick-off to the warm months ahead! Enjoy beach music, yard games and contests, great shopping and grilled foods all while raising money for Music For Everyone!

•10am-4pm – Kid’s Fun Zone featuring a Candlyland Bounce House, water balloons, flip flop craft, carnival games, chalk walk & more. There is an admission fee of $5 to this area with all proceeds benefiting Music For Everyone.

•11am-2pm – Photo Booth in the Village by donation to capture your summer memory

•11:30am-2:30pm – The Bailey Fulginiti Duo performing at the top of the Village

• Noon-2pm – Balloon Twisting by Tony “The Balunguy” strolling in the Village

• Noon-1:30pm – Music For Everyone Choir performing at the stage area

• 1-3pm – Sweet Korn & Peanut performing in the Village

• 2pm – Hula Hoop Contest at the stage area

• 3-5:30pm – The Cavern Club, a Beatles cover band, performing at the stage area

• All Day – Yard Games

• All Day – Hospitality Table in the Village serving Raspberry Lemonade

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Year seven of “MFE in the Schools” – Increasing our impact

With the close of the school year upon us, we are happy to announce another successful year for “MFE in the Schools”. This program is designed to address the “mentoring/instructional gap” in school music programs. In short, you can provide each child in a class of 40 with brand new instruments, but if there is only one instructor/mentor for the group, those instruments will never unleash their full educational potential. For the past five years, Mike Jamanis Jr.  and an assortment of high school and college student volunteers have worked in eight SDOL schools, alongside existing music educators providing both group and ensemble instruction. We’ve also been able to underwrite four part-time instructors (Matthew Woodson [Percussion], Gentry Stoltzfus [Brass], Francis Miller [Strings], and Rick Ferrarelli [woodwinds]). Collectively the “music mentors” worked with almost 400 students per week for the entire school year. MFE in the Schools has also provided several public performance opportunities for the children and also arranged for and underwrote several in school music performances by various ensembles. Most notably, several of Millersville University Music Department ensembles performed in SDOL Schools. Additionally, MFE is proud to announce that we have expanded this program to also include the Columbia School District. This expansion is led by music mentor Samantha Schlechter. We are looking forward to expanding this program for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

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Save the Date – Thursday October 25th for the “Tellus Takeover”

Go ahead and mark it down… IN INK! This year will be a HUGE celebration in honor of Music For Everyone. For the third year in a row, MFE will take over the entire building at Tellus360 for a night filled with fun, music and fonky surprises. It will certainly be a night in “true MFE fashion”. If you have been to one of the large MFE celebrations, you know what we’re talkin’ ‘bout. If not, we assure you that it’ll be in your best interest to be there. If you have questions, contact John Gerdy.

Interested in participating as a sponsor? Email MFE

And remember, “There ain’t no party like an MFE PARTY!”

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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 Edible Classroom and be held on June 21st.

Doors will be at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The event is for ages 21+ and admission is by a suggested donation of $10.

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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!

 

Until next time Lancaster, play on!

 

May 2018 News

May 2018 News 

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

“Keys For The City 2018” Roll Out.

We’re getting ready to roll out the pianos for another summer of music on the streets of Lancaster. Fifteen pianos will be situated throughout the downtown area by May 18th and will remain there until late September. So get your groove on and come down and tickle a few ivories. Head to MFE’s Website or visit the official “Keys For The City” Website for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for making Keys 2018 a reality:

Presenting Sponsor:

Piano Sponsors:

MFE Community Piano Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

 

 

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MFE Music Friday Summer Series Kicks off on May 18th

While Lancaster celebrates Music Fridays (the third Friday of the month) year round, it is May through September when we take Music Friday to the streets. Between the main stage acts; to the 15 or so street acts that appear on the street corners and alleyways on N. Queen, N. Prince, and King Streets, to the 15 MFE “Keys For The City” Pianos, to the music acts appearing in the galleries, bars, and restaurants, there will be live music at over 40 venues throughout downtown. So come on down and wander the streets. Music begins at 6:00 PM and there will truly be Music For Everyone. We’d like to thank our Music Friday lead sponsor – First National Bank.

 

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MEDA and MFE are Teaming Up for a World Market Night to Kick Off Music Friday

 

 

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MFE Community Chorus Spring Concert

The Music for Everyone Community Chorus under the direction of Jonathan Shoff will perform a spring concert at Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster entitled ‘Songs of Hope’ on Sunday, May 20 at 3PM. The Chorus will be accompanied by the Unitarian Universalist Rise up Drummers performing songs born out of celebration as well as tribulation. Together they will explore how music can be both a source and an expression of hope in all circumstances. Come out and enjoy this uplifting concert and join The Chorus and Rise up Drummers as they celebrate the spirit of hope and the joy of community.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Walters/Unitarian Universalist Church Trust, an endowment from Arthur and Selma Walters to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster in support of events that affirm the worth and dignity of all humans and that strive to increase the awareness of and respect for our environment

Sunday May 20 at 3PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
538 W Chestnut St
Lancaster PA 17603
717-393-17603

Learn more through the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/461122567672487/

 

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Open Streets Lancaster

Music For Everyone and the Lancaster Recreation Commission are teaming up for Open Streets Lancaster on May 20th from 11am – 3pm. This event temporarily closes Water Street from Farnum Park to James Street to motorized vehicles on a spring Sunday afternoon so that you can use them for healthy and fun activities. Our Lancaster event joins more than 90 Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada.

People traffic replaces car traffic – and the streets become ‘paved parks’ where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can come out and improve their physical and mental health.

Open Streets Lancaster is different than a block party or street fair. It is part of a broad City effort to encourage physical activity, and help people meet, make social connections, and reimagine the City as a place to walk and bike for transportation.

Music For Everyone will be providing music and will have an information table at the event. There you can pick up brand new MFE gear and make percussion instruments to take part in the community percussion circle led by Earth Rhythms.

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Music For Everyone Approved to Receive Funds from the EITC

MFE has a great opportunity for businesses to both contribute funds to MFE and receive a tax credit at the same time. How you ask? Through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit or EITC. This credit allows a business to pledge funds to a nonprofit educational organization and deduct 75-90% of that contribution as a tax credit.  For example, if your business were to pledge $10,000 for two years to MFE, the business could write off $9,000 of that donation. That is a $10,000 donation that only costs $1,000. Think about how many instruments we could provide to schools in Lancaster County, while allowing your business to benefit from the tax credit! If you would like more information, please contact Brendan at MFELancaster@gmail.com.

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MFE and the Willie Marble Xperience Tellus360 Concert Series

Music For Everyone has joined forces with the mysteriously swampadelic Willie Marble Xperience, the Lancaster Ski Club, and Tellus360 in a concert series to benefit Lancaster non-profit organizations. This month’s concert will benefit Special Olympics Lancaster and be held on May 17th.

Doors will be at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The event is for ages 21+ and admission is by a suggested donation of $10.

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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!

Until next time Lancaster, play on!

 

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