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A Weekend of Harmony for Music Education – RECAP

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FRIDAY 9/7/18: Todd Rundgren’s Play Like A Champion Concert: Students Play the ’80s
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

SATURDAY 9/8/18: Todd Rundgren and the Chicago Sinfonietta 
Chicago House of Blues

SUNDAY 9/9/18: Performance of the INTOXICATS, Tiki/Rock Dance Party and Musical Instrument Drive
Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago


It is very exciting for the Spirit of Harmony to have an opportunity to partner with a wide variety of organizations and individuals to advocate for music education. Here are some great examples:

September 7-9 Big Weekend – The Foundation’s BIG WEEKEND (please see above) brought together an amazing confluence of partnerships and relationships. Throughout the weekend, we had the help of a team of volunteers from Southwest Airlines “Team SWA” and countless others. For the Play Like A Champion Today concert, there were several important partners at the University of Notre Dame, particularly ND’s Department of Film, Theatre, and Television. The Benefit Concert brought together support from Live Nation, the Chicago House of Blues, Alchemedia Productions, Rich Daniels, Chicago Federation of Musicians, and Panacea Entertainment, and three local music programs: Intonation Music, The People’s Music School, and the VanderCook College of Music One City Program. The Intoxicats concert/Instrument Drive was a great success thanks to the amazing Intoxicats, Chuck Wiggins, Martyrs, Hungry for Music and D’Addario Foundation, and of course all of the supporters who brought instruments! 

December 13 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – In conjunction with Todd’s performance at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Spirit of Harmony Foundation and Hungry For Music partnered with Cascio Music, the Sheboygan Community Education Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan, the Weill Center to collect new and used musical instruments for children in need. For news coverage, please click here. For our Facebook photo album, please click here.

December 1 in Chicago, Illinois – As a joint project of the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, D’Addario Foundation, Hungry for Music, Chicago Federation of Musicians, Ace Hotel Chicago, and Instruments In The Cloud, with entertainment by the great Fernando Jones, we collected musical instruments at the Ace Hotel at 311 N. Morgan Street on Friday, December 1 from 4-7 p.m. For our Facebook photo album, please click here.

November 2 in Long Island, New York – We’ve also had a wonderful Mega-Partnership event at D’Addario & Company. D’Addario Foundation, Hungry For Music, Instruments in the Cloud, and Lyft joined the Spirit of Harmony in collecting nearly 100 instruments!

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