February 2018 News

2018 February Eblast

This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

Join MFE and LCSWMA for the 2018 Keys for the City Kickoff Event!

Please join us as we celebrate the official kickoff of the 2018 Keys for the City season with the announcement of an exciting new art and music initiative.

Thursday February 22rd at 5:30 – 7:30pm

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

Cash Bar, Signature Drink, Appetizers and the Tom Pontz Jazz Trio.

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

 

Keys for the City 2018 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.

 

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, 2018 to be considered for an award. For more information and guidelines visit the grants section of our website.

 

MFE Scholars

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Spring “MFE Scholars”, Nathan Morgan, Bridgette Horning, and Jarrod Lloyd. All three 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 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 2018.

Additionally, MFE is thrilled to announce two additional MFE Scholars, Zach Terrazas and John Payson. Zach 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 his scholarship, John 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!

 

MFE Announces the Sixth Annual “Lancaster Festival of Voices”

The 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 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 2018 Festival of Voices click here.

 

 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 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 Aaron’s Acres and will be held on February 15th.

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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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.
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MFE Download of the Month

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!

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2018 January News

2018 January Eblast

 

 This Month in Music For Everyone:

 

MFE Now Accepting Grant Requests


Need some money to enhance your school or community based music program? Know a music educator who’s program could use some support or new instruments? Starting this month, MFE will begin accepting applications for our 2018 grant cycle. This year we are planning on investing at least $100,000 in our community through grants. Grant applications must be submitted by February 8, 2018, to be considered for an award. For more information and guidelines visit the “Grants” section of our website by clicking (HERE).
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Refugee Benefit Concert Series


On January 28th, MFE is teaming up with Church World Service, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Tellus360 for a concert to raise awareness and show solidarity with refugees who have moved into our community. This concert is a benefit for CWS and open to the public as a community building effort by bringing our community closer with the refugee population.

The event starts at 3:00 PM and will feature a whole host of Lancaster Musicians. Entry is by a suggested donation of $10. So come and be a part of a great community building event. We look forward to seeing you there.
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“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
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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 Public Library and will be held on January 18th.

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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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.
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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.net now to download this great tune FOR FREE!
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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

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