Mario dreamed of having his own saxophone to practice and perform the music he loved. He sold candy for an entire year to raise the money he needed to buy an instrument. Tragically, his saxophone was destroyed in a flood just months after he bought it. That’s when we met Mario. He told us about his deep connection to his sax, his love for making music, and his determination for success. He asked if there was anything Music Forward could do to help.
Like Mario, many young musicians do not have instruments to call their own. Any instruments that may be available to them are usually old, damaged, or shared among many students, and they cannot be taken home for practice. Give Music solves this problem for young musicians nationwide.
Give Music is an annual campaign that raises funds to put instruments into the hands of young musicians who need them most. Mario, along with hundreds of other young musicians, have now had their musical wishes fulfilled. In just two years, Give Music has gifted over 300 instruments with a combined value of more than $100,000 to deserving young musicians.