Ascension Catholic School and Harvest Prep Academy, and the MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO!)
El Sistema is about building community. It's about creating social change through music. It's about teaching our kids that they are valuable and contributing members of society and encouraging them to grow, connect, and make a difference. Mostly, it's really exciting.
Because we are heavily grant-funded, we often have a wish list of things we could use. This is one great way to get involved. Here are some things that we always need:
Instruments! Violins, violas, cellos, and bows are what we are mostly in need of at the moment Rosin Instrument Cases Violin and Viola shoulder rests. We love Kun shoulder rests Snacks (yes, I'm serious. Live in the area? Let us know!) "prizes"- sometimes we give the kids incentives for hard work. Gift cards are great: iTunes and target are usually well received!