Dear Friends of Music in Our Schools,
Since Dr. Keith Rushing became the band director
several years ago the band has steadily increased in both members and
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 more instruments would become available.
To enable more aspiring young musicians to experience playing in
the band, we have established a
band instrument fund at the
Hillsdale County Community Foundation to receive your tax-deductible
donation for this purpose.
Your donation will be disbursed
Hillsdale Community Schools, earmarked for the high school band and
specifically for instrument purchases and repairs.
video near the bottom of this page Dr. Rushing shares more information about this need.
For more information about the Band Instrument Fund I 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
at the Foundation's web site and select the “Hillsdale Band Instrument
Fund” designated fund.
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.
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.
Thank you for your donation large or small.
Thank You to these Recent Donors
Exchange Club of Hillsdale
Hillsdale Rotary Club
Kiwanis of Hillsdale
The Tony Gray Foundation
The John and Marie MacRitchie Fund
Hillsdale High School Class Of
James and Jan Tesch
and JoEllyn Holt
and Emily Flannery
Jerry and Deborah Miller
Matthew Granata and Leslie Bennett-Granata
Paul and Martha Spicuzza
Owen and Judy Glei
Walter and Ann Zinser
Charles and Barbara Sigler
David and Robin Boswell
and Leslie Bennett-Granata
Glei-Dietz and Doug Dietz
Grant Baker/Gelzer's Hardware
Ken and Jayne Koppleman
Ed Leinbach, Class of 1963
Larry and Ruth Merillat
Tom and Kay Osborn, Class of 1960
MaryAnn Lentz Marks, Class of 1960
Dr. Rushing speaking
about the need for band instruments.