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The Gift of Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to democratizing music education by creating a greater accessibility to programs, instruments, music teachers and the overall benefits of music.
Founded in 2015 as a response to an ongoing nationwide decline of funding and lack of prioritization for music education, our organization is diligently working to return music to the country’s at-risk youths by forming critical partnerships with music teachers, public schools and organizations to reinforce our core value: Because music matters!
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
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.
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.
The Gift of Music in Action
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