On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 the MDU team and Senator Diana Dizoglio visited the Boys and Girls Club of Haverhill in Haverhill, MA. This organization was a 2019 Grant Recipient and received $7,500 for various types of instrument. Kids of all ages showcased their individual talents while playing their instrument of choice. Thank you for having us Boys and Girls Club of Haverhill! Keep rockin’!
Music Drives Us was honored to support Little Steven's TeachRock Workshop at The Chevalier Theatre on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The concert featured a free pre-show workshop supported by Music Drives Us at the venue, during which Little Steven and his TeachRock staff engaged educators of all types with techniques and content through which they can comfortably use music to inspire students. The workshop was amazing! It was eye opening to see the many outlets that TeachRock offered and the response from the teachers. If you are a teacher and want to check out what TeachRock is all about visit www.teachrock.org.
On Saturday, October 26, 2019 Music Drives Us had the pleasure of being a part of the Norfolk County Beer Festival at the Norwood Space Center. A portion of ticket sales from this festival went to support our mission of keeping music in schools and communities throughout New England. The beer festival had two sessions, one was a family friendly afternoon session and the other was a 21+ evening session. Both sessions were great! They were filled with delicious local beer, fresh BBQ sandwiches, and live music. Thanks for having us Craft’d!
On Wednesday, October 23, the MDU team had the honor of visiting the Block Island School located on the beautiful island of Block Island. This school was a 2016 Grant Recipient and received $10,000 for hand bells and ukuleles. Kids of all ages seamlessly played major hits and the classics on the donated instruments. The island may be small but the love for music is huge. Keep rockin’ Block Island!
Music Drives Us is honored to be a part of Celebrating The Legacy of Sib Hashian on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hard Rock Café in Boston, MA. Sib Hashian, formerly of the band Boston is a rock 'n' roll legend who was endowed by a higher power to impact the lives of millions. His legacy will be etched in stone forever as his adoring family, friends, and admirers gather to view his personal memoir collections in a worldwide auction hosted by RRAUCTION.com and streamed by Invaluable.com. The auction will be followed by an evening of rock 'n' roll with Barry Goudreau's Engine Room Band and Friends. This event is powered by YellowBoxEntertainment, in association with Music Drives Us, and presented by MaraGal Medical; InValuable; RRAUCTION, and The Art Universe. Please join us in celebrating our friend and lifelong MDU ambassador. We hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
22 Clinton Street
Boston, MA 02109
Music Drives Us is excited to be the official charitable beneficiary of the 2019 Norfolk County Beer Festival! A portion of ticket sales from this festival will support our mission of keeping music in schools and communities throughout New England.
Join us on Saturday, October 26 for the 2019 Norfolk County Beer Festival at the Norwood Space Center. This beer festival is more intimate than your average fest and will only feature breweries located in Norfolk County. In addition to great local beer, this festival will celebrate local culture with live music, food pop-ups, artists & artisans, and local businesses.
Come enjoy a day filled with local beer, delicious food, and great live music.
Saturday, October 26
VIP Hour - 1:00 - 2:00PM (VIP ticket holders only) / $75
Session 1: 2:00 - 5:00PM (Family Friendly) *Anyone attending the afternoon session that is under 21 does not need a ticket, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a ticket / $40
Session 2: 6:00 - 9:00PM (21+ Only) / $40
Designated Driver - $10
The MDU Team is working on a rockin' Art Project and we need your help! We are in search of guitars that are out of commission, whether they are broken; collecting dust in your room; or can’t be resold. We will be collecting all guitars now through Friday, November 1. If you have a guitar to donate, please fill out the contact form describing the guitar(s) you have for donation and we will reach out!
On Saturday, September 7, Music Drives Us had the pleasure of being a part of Norwood Day 2019. Norwood Day takes place in Norwood Center and is a celebration of the great people and places of Norwood.
Norwood Day was so much fun! There was live local entertainment, games, prizes, crafts, pony rides, and plenty more. MDU had a booth set up where Norwood residents could learn more about our mission and take home some MDU swag! It was a pleasure to be a part of this exciting day. Thank you to all who supported us at our booth and thank you to the town of Norwood for inviting us!
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 MDU had the pleasure of volunteering at WGBH’s Pledge Night. This event raised money for WGBH to support their mission – enriching people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain. In addition to answering phones and taking pledges, the MDU team and volunteers had the honor of sharing the night with music legend Judy Collins. We could have not asked for a better evening! A big thank you to all of our volunteers and WGBH who made this evening possible. Thank you for your support!
On Wednesday, August 7, the MDU team had the honor of visiting Girls Rock Campaign Boston at Berklee College of Music's Fordham Road Facility in Allston, MA to award the 2018 Grant Recipient with $10,000. The Girls Rock Campaign Boston is all about empowering girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance. During the week long course, camp attendees have the freedom of creative expression by working on writing an original song amongst a group.
These girls could ROCK! It was an honor to be able to experience the process and see the girls in real time working on their songs. Keep rocking Girls Rock Campaign Boston!