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Band in a Box

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Hey Friends of Music Education!

This GoFundme is in support of an outreach project local arts non-profit, Band in a Bus, is taking on due to COVID-19 and the effects it has had on music and arts programs in our public school system. 

After a lot of talks with our program partners, it's become apparent that many elementary students in grades K-8 will have virtually no options for quality after school music programming this year due to COVID-19 and district wide budget cuts.

Having worked in the arts for over a decade, I know for a fact that music and performing arts programs are essential in our young people's social emotional development as well as soft skills learning and can improve their overall academic performance. 

To keep our young people on a positive path during this trying time, Band in a Bus is piloting a program called "Band Class in a Box."     

Every two weeks we plan on distributing instruments, music-related activities to communities in need. 

Each box will also come with a card directing students towards an online component where they can access short videos guiding them through the activity and find resources to show what they've learned! 
It's the best, socially-distant band class ever! 

To ensure we reach as many students as we can, we're working with snack & clothing distribution stations that have been set up for the school year to help distribute the boxes. 

This project is already making a difference. We're giving out 100 boxes of instruments and music activities to Cincinnati students on Tuesday July 28. 

Band in a Bus is a small organization with a lofty mission and needs your support to provide as many instruments and arts enrichment as possible for students in our community. 

Help us make some noise! 

Nick Rose


  • Christopher Groppe
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Seth Rujiraviriyapinyo
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Matthew Dooley
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Connie Laug
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Nick Rose-Stamey
Cincinnati, OH
Tom Kent

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