MFE Awards Almost $65,000 in Grants!
Our grant committee met in mid March to award $64,473 in grants to 43 different schools and community arts groups in Lancaster County. This represents our largest award amount for this annual program. The majority of these funds will be used to purchase and repair instruments. As exciting as this is, the fact that we received almost $180,000 in requests indicates that the “music resource gap” in our community remains acute.
Come join us on Friday May 4 at 5:30 in Binns Park (100 block N. Queen St. in Lancaster) for our annual Grant Awards Celebration. Music will be provided by several children’s ensembles from schools that received grants.
Another Community Building Initiative from MFE: Come Join MFE’s “Ukulele Uprising”!
Do you play Ukulele? Do you want to learn how to play? Come and join fellow ukulele enthusiasts on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM at Steinman Student Center (Room B-12) on the F&M campus. There is a vibrant ukulele community out there and this initiative is designed to nurture it as another example of music’s tremendous power to bring people together. For more information contact: Steve Patterson at 717-587-4943 or by e-mail at: JSP1213@gmail.com
Show Your Mama the MFE Love!
Want to treat your mother to a unique Mother’s Day? Why not join us as we celebrate Mom’s on May 13 on the Gerdy Farm in Conestoga?From 12 noon to 4:00 PM we will be celebrating all things Motherhood with great food and drink and fonky music. Tickets are $60 for adults and $25 for children under 17. For more information contact John Gerdy at 717-871-1710 or JohnGerdy@aol.com
70 Songs Submissions for MFE CD Vol. V:
Looks like our selection committee will have their hands full in selecting songs for this year’s CD. We received 70 submissions and will select around 15. The winners will be announced and celebrated at our annual MFE CD Release Party on Friday June 15 during the Music Friday event in Lancaster Square.
Monthly Music Download:File Your Taxes and Help MFE:
This month’s music download is from MFE Vol. IV. The Cultivators have been a long time friend of MFE and we are proud to present an interesting tune of theirs titled “Peso in My Pocket” for free download. It’s available at MusicForEveryone.net
File Your Taxes and Help MFE:
It’s tax time, which makes it the right time to File For A Cause. When you use the easy, web based tax software you do more than file your taxes – you support MFE as well as tow other Lancaster non-profits. File For A Cause donates 30% of the cost to file, a minimum of $10.00 to MFE, The Boys and Girls Club and The Lancaster Public Library. And, if you File For A Cause, you receive one free email consultation with Dave the Tax Guy – a professional with more than twelve years of experience. So, File For A Cause and know that your time and your money are being well spent at: ITPTaxes.com/file-for-a-cause.php
Interested in being an MFE Community Piano Sponsor for Keys For the City 2012?
You or your company’s name or logo can be designed into the “MFE Community Piano” for a contribution of $500. Additionally, you will be mentioned on MFE’s website and Facebook page throughout the summer. But most important, your contribution will be applied to MFE 2013 grant fund. Keys of the City 2012 is on the way and this is a great way for you to be a part of it. If interested, contact John Gerdy at 717-871-1710 or JohnGerdy@aol.
“Purple Haze” Ice Cream for MFE?
Carmen and David’s Ice Creamery (25 N. Prince St., Lancaster) will donate 10% of the sale of all sundaes during the week of April 22 – 30 to MFE. Ice Cream for Everyone for Music For Everyone! And they are creating a special MFE flavor for the occasion – “Purple Haze”! Dig It!