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!
MDU is excited to offer a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar signed by none other than Kiefer Sutherland! This acoustic Yamaha guitar was signed by Sutherland at a private event in 2016. Along with being an incredible actor on hit television shows, such as 24 and Designated Survivor, Sutherland is also a talented blues musician. This guitar will go fast, so visit Charitybuzz http://bit.ly/2OtGQFe now and get your bid in! All proceeds from the sale of this guitar will benefit Music Drives Us.
Music Drives Us excited to announce that we will be coming back for WGBH Pledge Night! MDU is seeking volunteers to support us for the WGBH Pledge Night on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the WGBH studio. This event will raise money for WGBH to support their mission – enriching people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain. The event will start at 6:00pm and will be broadcasting live – you must be 18 years or older to participate. If you are interested, please contact Elena Carbone at Elena@MusicDrivesUs.org. We appreciate your support!
Mark your calendars! The Big 4 Charity Tribute is coming back to Sammy's Patio in Revere, MA on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Local super groups will cover 8 of the biggest metal bands EVER all for charity. The bands being covered will be Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and many more!
For the 4th year in a row, a portion of ticket and raffle sales will go to Music Drives Us, so we hope you'll consider joining us for a good time and a great cause! Tickets are available at the door.
The Music Drives Us team had the pleasure of traveling to the 2019 Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN from July 17 to July 20, 2019. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show is held both in Southern California in January and in Nashville, TN during the summer.
The Summer NAMM unites the music, sound, and entertainment technology communities with registrants from different countries and regions. Exhibitors use the show to showcase their brand, introduce new products & innovations, connect with media bases, and train their team through free education sessions.
NAMM was a blast! MDU had the chance to look through various vendors, see what the next up & coming trends are for instruments, and attend multiple social media seminars. Vendors included big names such as Fender & Gibson, and many other small companies that had something for everyone. The social media seminars taught us everything from how to up your Instagram game to properly taking a live video. The MDU team learned a lot and can not wait to put all we learned to use!