The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (MHOF) keeps music alive for thousands of students! We donate musical instruments to under-served schools and kids, to inspire creativity, expression and joy through playing music.
Real LifeI am writing this letter on behalf of the students at Toppenish Middle School. I want to thank you personally for selecting our students for this great award. Mr. Yohe, our band instructor, has brought new life into our band program at our school. The students are extremely excited to be a part of this endeavor and are willing to put in hours of time learning how to play their instruments. Because we live in poverty stricken community, having access to instruments was burdensome and often difficult. Because of your generosity and belief in our program, you have made the dreams of our band students a reality. By providing greatly needed instruments to our school you have opened the door to many students that may not have been able to access our band program due to financial difficulties. I can not thank you enough for your support of our program. The instruments have been eagerly welcomed by our students. The Marimba has also been a huge hit. It plays beautiful music and the students have already begun to learn how to play.
Again, thank you for your amazing contribution to our program. You have helped our students access instruments in order to grow their love of playing music.
Dawn Weddle, Principal
Toppenish Middle School, Toppenish WA