Dear Friends of Music in Our Schools,
We have good
news about the Hillsdale High School Band... the band is on the upswing. Since Dr. Keith Rushing became the band director
several years ago the band has steadily increased in both members and
Today we have an unique opportunity to help Dr. Rushing maintain
this great momentum.
Although most band members rent or buy their
instruments, some students need to use instruments provided by the
school. There is currently a waiting list of students who would like to
be in the band if instruments would become available.
We can enable these aspiring young musicians to experience playing in
the band by helping Dr. Rushing acquire additional used instruments for
them to use.
Working with Dr. Rushing, we have established a new fund at the
Hillsdale County Community Foundation to receive your tax deductible
donations to the band instrument program. Your donation will be disbursed
directly to the
Hillsdale Community Schools, earmarked for the high school band and
specifically for instrument purchases and repairs.
A portion of
your donation will be disbursed each year, providing an on-going source of funds for band instruments. You may also make
specific pass-thru gifts for
immediate distribution if indicated as such in the gift correspondence.
In the short video below Dr. Rushing shares more information about the
school's band instrument program. The video also includes a short video clip
of the HHS Hornets marching band playing at Veterans' Day.
If you would like more
information about the Hillsdale Community Schools Band Instrument Fund,
we invite you to contact the Hillsdale County Community Foundation or contact me
directly by email or telephone.
Thank you for giving the gift of
Ways to Donate
Send a check to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, P.O. Box
276, Hillsdale, MI 49242 indicating “Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund” in
the memo line.
Donate online using the PayPal Donate button on the
Foundation's web site
abouthccf.org and indicating “Hillsdale Band Instrument
Consult your professional advisor about the
benefits and eligibility requirements of making an IRA Charitable
Rollover gift directly to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation
for the "Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund". Call the Foundation at (517) 439-5101 for wire
instructions and information.
"No donation is too large or too small."
Donations of Used Instruments
Do you have band instruments in your
household that you would like to have make music again?
Consider donating any used band instruments you
may have to the Band Instrument Program. Instruments needing minor
repairs will be restored and returned to service. For more information
about donating your instruments, please send a text message to Dr. Keith
Rushing at (517) 474-0392 or call and leave a message.
Thanks to These Recent Donors
The Tony Gray Foundation
The John and Marie MacRitchie Fund
Ken and Jayne Koppleman, Sebastopol, CA
Class of 1963
Larry and Ruth Merillat
Class of 1962
Tom and Kay Osborn, Class of 1960
Marks, Class of 1960
Dr. Rushing discussing the band
Visit the Hillsdale County
web site abouthccf.org.
The Hillsdale County
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Federal ID # 38-3001297
P.O. Box 276, Hillsdale, MI 49242
2 South Howell Street, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
Monday-Friday, 9-12 am and 1-4 pm
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