Afterschool Music Programs

So every child can explore their own gifts


Donate an Instrument

We refurbish and make available to kids who need them


The Gift of Music Foundation is excited to announce a new award designed to spotlight those who represent the best values that represent what our organization believes in: The Gift of Music Honors. Each year we seek to give honor to those who have advanced the cause of music and music education.  We look for those who make a difference, and exemplify the belief that music is so much more than entertainment, it is a valuable part of enriching our lives.

At this year’s Honors, we will proudly present “The Crystal Baton Award” to Mr. Gary Gribble, long-time director of bands at Marietta’s Pope High School.  Throughout his illustrious career, Gary has not only mentored and taught thousands of students in making beautiful music but has also changed many lives along the way.  His innovation in student leadership training, groundbreaking technique in teaching marching band, and resume of successful bands for decades has inspired students, families, and our own local community.  One of the greatest testimonies to Gary’s impact is the number of former students who have gone on to become successful music educators themselves.  Gary is a conductor of a true symphony of people who have grown because of his influence, and the Crystal Baton is indicative of that lifetime of leadership.

What We Do

Afterschool Music Programs

The Gift of Music Foundation provides music education and beginning band to students in several parts of Metro Atlanta.  See where we are keeping music in our schools through the After School Music Enrichment Program and other special arrangements

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Donate an Instrument

Musical Instruments are the lifeblood of our mission.  If you have an unused musical instrument of any type, donate to The Gift of Music Foundation and we’ll make sure it is used to provide instruments to kids who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

Donate an Instrument

Access To Instruments

We serve students through our special reduced-price and free-instrument programs for those who qualify!  We can also provide top-quality student rental instruments at competitive prices featuring Conn-Selmer and other leading brands.  See our instrument options.

Rental Info

The Gift of Music in Action

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