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29 August 2015

Naomi Akaka

Youth-On-Stage,

Hard Rock Cafe

With the generosity of corporate, private foundation and individual monetary and in- kind support we’ve been fortunate in being able to  provide services to music-related causes and needs --- for schools, community centers, students and chiledren. Our musical instrument donation drives and our partnerships with international-brand performance venues, such as Hard Rock Cafe, also provides us the resource to assist current and aspiring musicians and music educators in sharing their passion through music performances and with music education.

26 September 2015

Wai`anae High School Marching Band at

Aloha Festival Parade

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- We're on schedule and excited in having students from Wai`anae High School  and  U.H. Shidler College of Business join us at our, Matson Navigation Co.-sponsored, community activity to clean up Sandy Beach on Oahu's east coast next month. For this effort, Music For Life will receive $1,000 from Matson's "Ka Ipu `Aina" (Container for the Land) program.

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to donate directly in support of Music For Life's initiatives

“(The Mele Ukulele) project will 

increase family engagement and community interest as it supports area children. Music For Life Foundation is also recognized for their tremendous support in their efforts for art empower- ment and music enlivenment for the children of Papakōlea. Our board and staff are supportive of Music For Life Foundation’s mission in keeping music education “alive” in our schools and in all our communities.”

 

Arienne Dillard, MSW, LSW

Executive Director

​Kula No Po`e Hawai`i

To empower people through music by supporting music-related programs and activities while raising awareness

in the life benefits and advantages of music education. 

"...fostering a brighter, better future for *all* through music!"

To become a leading organization in empowering people through music while creating favorable environments that offer beneficial life options and career opportunities for all.

“Music has impacted my life by helping me do well. Ever since I was a child, my Uncle would play the ukulele. He would sing to me when I was feeling down or when I’m going to bed...

Music will help me, my family, school and community and I hope to use this opportunity of being in band to help get me to college and a scholarship. (The) hope of getting into a good college and university will help me find a career which will be good if I plan to have a family in the future.”

 

Victoria Kaleiopu,
Wai`anae H.S. Sophomore Student

It’s important to us to be as clear about the services and activities we provide communities and individuals in need. This list details a few of our recent initiatives that would greatly benefit from your support and participation:

20 September 2015 

Sandy Beach

Clean-up

  • Restoring Wai`anae High School Marching Band (Wai`anae, HI)
  • Supporting community centers and schools with music programs and instruments 
  • Providing performance experience and venues for young, talented and promising musicians
  • Continue to raise awareness in the benefits and empowerment of music
  • Assists music education-related causes and needs with fundraising and musical instrument donation drives.