2017 December News

 

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

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. Back to the Top!

 

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.
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LCSWMA and MFE Team Up for a Pop Up Concert

 Join LCSWMA and Music for Everyone (MFE) on Saturday, December 9th at Park City Center for a FREE Pop-Up concert featuring Chromatic Expansion from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Food Court. Take a break from holiday shopping to hear live family-friendly music and make-your-own music-themed crafts.

LCSWMA is a proud partner of MFE’s “Keys for the City” program, which distributes more than a dozen pianos throughout downtown Lancaster for free public play. The goal of the program is to use music to educate and build communities.

LCSWMA recognizes and appreciates the diverse culture that Lancaster County offers and supports programs and events that celebrate the arts in our neighborhoods.
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Original Classics returns for the last installment of 2017 on December 7th

Music For Everyone and Tone Tailors are excited to announce the final show in this unique, boundary breaking concert series that benefits MFE. “Original Classics” has featured Lancaster bands performing classic albums from some of the greatest musicians of all time. Each show features two bands with one band playing an original music set and the other highlighting the featured album. The final show in this year’s series will be on Thursday December 28th at Tellus360 with Smokey Willows performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, and Black Letter Days performing an original set. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8:00pm.

This is your last chance to see Original Classics in 2017 so don’t miss out!

The series has been organized by Tone Tailors, Music For Everyone, and Fine Living Lancaster. 100% of the proceeds raised during the Original Classics series will go to support music programs in Lancaster County. For more information on either the Original Classics series or Music For Everyone please contact MFELancaster@gmail.com.
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Stephen Patterson and Colette Stephens Receive the MFE Awards

We are proud to announce that MFE has awarded our 8th annual “MFE Awards” to Stephen Patterson as well as Colette Stephens. The MFE Award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate and celebrate the power of music in Lancaster County. Stephen Patterson has been instrumental in developing music programs that bring members of our community together. Colette Stephens 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 Stephen and Colette. Thank you for helping us to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in our community!
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MFE Community Chorus to Perform on the Roof of Tellus360 for a Holiday Sing-a-long

On Friday December 15th, at 7pm, The MFE Community Chorus, accompanied by the one and only Big Boy Brass, will perform their holiday sing-a-long concert on the roof of Tellus360 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.
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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 Lancaster Festival of Voices and will be held on December 14th.

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

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, it’s also about bringing people together. The goal is to create a vibrant and connected community in the city of Lancaster, PA. To do that, we need your help.

 

Music for Everyone is once again a part of this amazing event this year, because we share the goal of creating a vibrant and connected community. With a donation of any size, you can help affect community change. For example:

$25 can: Repair one school band instrument

$100 can: Tune a piano or fund a kid’s music camp scholarship

$500 can: Underwrite a community Music Event

$1000 can: Buy a school a brand new brass instrument or 35+ Ukuleles!

 

Donations can be made November 17th, beginning at 12 midnight through 11:59:59 pm. Thank you for considering a gift to MFE.

To donate during the Extraordinary Give, please click HERE: https://extragive.org/designee/music-for-everyone

Thank you for your support in advance,

Music For Everyone

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, quality instruction and additional program support. You will also be supporting community building initiatives such as Keys for the City, Music Fridays, the Lancaster Festival of Voices, the MFE Community Chorus and Ukulele Uprising.

In short, with your support we will be better able to continue to create and provide access to musical opportunities and experiences and the lifelong benefits they offer to students and community members of all ages.

There are many worthy causes in our community. That said, we believe the case for supporting MFE is particularly timely. Despite enormous evidence of the educational and community building benefits of investment in music programs, programs continue to be downsized and eliminated. MFE is committed to filling those gaps in resources, programs and funding but we can only do so with your support.

So please consider giving Extraordinarily to Music For everyone. Your support will be music to our ears.

To donate during the Extraordinary Give, please visit: https://extragive.org/designee/music-for-everyone

Thank you in advance for your support.

2017 November News

November 2017 Eblast

 

 

 

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

 

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

On November 17th, 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 Great Giving Gig” for the fourth 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, live art, 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!
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The Tellus Takeover – Presented by Atlee Hall

Music For Everyone is gearing up for the TELLUS TAKEOVER on November 9th. We’re teaming up with Tellus360 and taking over their entire building to celebrate our efforts to cultivate the power of music in Lancaster County.

 

The evening will include continuous live music from 6:00PM – 11:00PM with at least 8 acts on 5 stages, featured cocktails, and an unforgettable celebration. General admission tickets are only $20.

 

Want to step your experience up to the VIP level? We’ve got you covered.

VIP packages include:

–          Open bar throughout the entire building for the entire night

–          A special “speakeasy” lounge with private bar (only for VIPs)

–          Speakeasy music act available only to VIPs

–          Delicious hors d’oeuvres

 

VIP tickets cost $100 and are LIMITED – So get yours while you can!

 

Mark your calendars for November 9th for the Tellus Takeover. If you have been to an MFE event before, you know that this is a fonky time you don’t want to miss. If you have not, then we assure you that it is in your best interest to attend.

 

We would like to thank the sponsors who are making this event possible:

MFE would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible:

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Original Classics returns on November 30th

Music For Everyone and Tone Tailors are excited to announce a concert series that will benefit Music For Everyone. The series dubbed “Original Classics” will feature five Lancaster bands performing classic albums from some of the greatest musicians of all time. Each show will showcase two bands with one band playing an original music set, and the other highlighting the featured album. The series will return on Thursday November 30th at 8pm at Tellus360 with Meg & the Right Sound performing “The Stranger” by Billy Joel, and Ben Vo performing an original set.

 

The dates and headliners for the Original Classics Classics series:

 

November 30 th

Meg & The Right Sound: Billy Joel – The Stranger

Ben Vo: Original Set

 

December 28 th

Smokey Willows: Fleetwood Mac – Rumors

Black Letter Days: Original Set

 

The series has been organized by Tone Tailors, Music For Everyone, and Fine Living Lancaster.

100% of the proceeds raised during the Original Classics series will go to support music programs in Lancaster County For more information on either the Original Classics series or Music For Everyone please contact MFELancaster@gmail.com.
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Music For Everyone Receives a $25,000 Grant from the Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that MFE has received $25,000 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!

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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 Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Camp for Girls and will be held on November 16th.

 

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.

 
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…And The Winner Is… “MFE Presents: The Showcase” Final Round Results:

Beginning in January 2017 MFE hosted a singer-songwriter showcase/contest on the third Wednesday of every month at Tellus360. Each month a singer songwriter was showcased. The four artists who generated the largest audience during their show had the opportunity to perform at the October showcase finale, which was also a benefit for MFE. The four artists who made it to the final round were Andy Metz, Bernard Sarkissian, Dan Zdilla, and Nicholas DiSanto. We had a great turnout for the event, with a listening room atmosphere. We would like to thank all of the supporters who came to enjoy live music over the course of the year, and MFE would like to congratulate Bernard Sarkissian for being this year’s winner.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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In the meantime Lancaster, Sing on! You sound great!
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