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CrowdRise Campaign Phase I - Sustain & Prepare to Expand

MusicalMinds needs your help to both sustain our current much needed program and create a platform for expansion. Funds raised through this campaign will not only sustain our program but also create a platform for expansion.

It takes a village and there's strength in numbers. Every gift amount counts! We need your help today in order to expand our reach to serve more kids who can benefit immensely from our program.

Please Support the MusicalMinds CrowdRise Campaign Today!

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An Innovative After School Program

MusicalMinds is a free holistic, after-school musical program changing the lives of children through music education. Students develop social, academic and music skills, MusicalMinds is based on the El Sistema model introduced in Venezuela over 40 years ago.

Founded on the principle that overcoming poverty and adversity is best done by strengthening the spirit, El Sistema provides an effective education based on love, approval, joy and experience within a high functioning, nurturing environment.

MusicalMinds focuses on children with the fewest resources and greatest need, and is delivered at no cost to participants.

MusicalMinds uses music as a catalyst—enabling every child to feel like an asset within his or her community. Students feel an ownership of the music-making process, taking responsibility for both individual and group improvement. They often take on teaching roles themselves starting at an early age.

Instrument Donations Welcome!

Do you have unused instruments packed away that you will never play again?  The children in MusicalMinds would love to have them. Our goal is to build an orchestra, so we need all kinds of instruments, including recorders, boomwhackers and percussion instruments. We also purchase new instruments to keep up with the program's growth and to complete the inventory of required instruments.  If you would like to donate an instrument or make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of new instruments, contact Tim Huber.

Speaker Tillis Endorses MusicalMinds NC

MusicalMinds NC was thrilled to receive a visit from Representative Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and a member of the Mecklenburg Coun
ty delegation to the N.C. House. Read all about it!

We're looking for new folks to join the MusicalMinds NC team!

We are currently seeking volunteers to start the new year with us!

If you or someone you know might be interested in helping out with our program, let us know! We'd like to get passionate people involved to support our wonderful program and students!

Contact Tim Huber at or email us at for more information.

MusicalMinds NC Benefit Concert
A Great Success!

On Saturday, July 12th, renowned Hammered Dulcimer and Asheville native Joshua Messick joined us for special MusicalMinds fundraiser in Cornelius, NC. The event was a success and helped to raise over $5000 for MusicalMinds NC!

A big thanks to our valued board member Gerald Worrell for organizing this great event and hosting us all!

An Evening with the Beatles A Huge Success!
On February 28, 2014, a sellout crowd gathered together at River Run Country Club in Davidson for a lovely evening of music and merriment in support of MusicalMinds NC. Check out this great article from David Boraks at DavidsonNews.Net to learn more, or visit the Evening with The Beatles section of our website.

MusicalMinds NC students Ulices Garcia, Madlyn Mundy and Nadia Glenn performed to kick off the evening! Pictured here with event organizer Rachel Dyl.

MusicalMinds NC featured in Kiwanis International Magazine

Check out this great article about MusicalMinds NC featured in the Kiwanis International Magazine! Thanks again to Kiwanis International for their continually strong support of our growing program!

MusicalMinds Kids Are In/On The News!

News 14 CarolinaNews 14 Carolina visited the MusicalMinds NC classroom recently and filed this report:
A new program teaching kids the art of music is asking for the community's help. The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club recently founded a nonprofit called Musical Minds but with little funding, they said the program is limited. Twenty-five first and third-graders at Blythe Elementary School in Huntersville make up the free after school program. Read more...

Watch This!
Meet Patricia Johanson, Principal at Blythe Elementary School, who takes a few moments to encourage participation in and support for MusicalMinds.

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