Kids Need Music is dedicated to helping children realize their potential by supporting a well-rounded life experience through music. In Hudson, NY there are dozens of children every year who want to join the Grades 4-6 Intermediate School band, but neither their families nor school can afford to buy or rent instruments. The Hudson school system has a skilled and enthusiastic teaching staff, and children with the desire and potential to learn. All that's left is to supply the tools!
Kids Need Music raises funds for new instruments, and accepts donations of used instruments. (Repairs are funded by KNM.) Each instrument is given to a child in the 4th grade, and each child may keep his/her instrument through the 12th grade, at no cost to the student or the school.
Kids Need Music also supplies violins and cellos in partnership with Harmony Project Hudson for its new elementary school string group.
In 2017, Hudson City School District created an additional new music department teaching position to meet the demands of a burgeoning student band, driven by over 325 instrument donations from Kids Need Music. That's progress!
Professional concerts are at the core of our fundraising efforts. On April 26 at 2 p.m., Kids Need Music will host their 2020 kickoff concert at the Hudson Library, featuring works by Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven and performed by Israeli- born musicians Ella Vaulin (violin), Michael Slatkin (French horn), and Gili Melamed-Lev (piano).
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.