CHANGING THE WORLD ​ONE NOTE AT A TIME!

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2015/2016 NEWS ARCHIVE

July 17, 2016
The Grace Notes Music Foundation presented a music education program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Camp on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The presentation for twelve students and six adults included an introduction to the rhythm pyramid, a music history lesson about the blues and culminated with the campers performing the 12 bar blues. This project was done in cooperation with the Jupiter Academy of Music and the Martin Luther King Coordinating Committee.

Grace Notes Music Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization administering the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships and providing fifteen students with music lessons. In the past year, the community outreach programming of the Foundation has also blossomed to reach even more children and teens. In addition to music outreach programs like the one at the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Camp, the following programs have provided music programming in our community.

● The Summer Scholar Program provides summer band/music camp scholarships.
● The Concerts for Kids Program makes it possible for children from local schools, aftercare programs, and nonprofit agencies to attend live music concerts and events.
● The Teen Team donates countless hours of volunteers work and created a ukulele ensemble known as the "Uke Group."
● The Instrument Loan and Grant Program helps provide instruments and financial assistance for underserved children in our community.

​As it grows, the Grace Notes Music Foundation's mission is to provide exceptional music education and performance opportunities for students from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and to sponsor community enriching music events.

...More about Grace Notes Foundation Outreach Programs                                                    ...See photos on Facebook



July 1, 2016
Happy Fourth of July Weekend!







​June 5, 2016
Alice Culbreath and Sandra Baran​ attended Paris Ballet and Dance's Spring Performance as students from Jupiter Academy of Music; Wesley Culbreath, Jennifer Kyu, Yasmeen Scuderi, Melody Sze -- performed live onstage to accompany dancers in two works.




April 29, 2016
Last week, 13 Urban Youth Impact's Science Meets Art (SMART) instrumentalists had the opportunity to attend a Black Violin concert. Black Violin is a classical crossover duo combining hip hop with classical music. Fort Lauderdale natives, Kevin Sylvester on violin and Wilner Baptiste on viola encouraged students with stories of how their instruments paved the way for full paid scholarships to attend Florida International University and Florida State University. The duo also shared how they used their instruments to "break stereotypes" in their own words and ways.

This is one of Grace Notes Music Foundation's Music Outreach Grants helping to "Change the World, One Note at a Time."

Grace Notes Music Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization administering the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships and providing 15 students with music lessons. In the past year, the community outreach programming of the Foundation has also blossomed to reach even more children and teens. In addition to music outreach programs like the one at the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Camp, the following programs have provided music programming in our community.



April 22, 2016
Happy Passover!






March 25, 2016

Have a Great and Happy Easter Weekend!






March 23, 2016

​GRACE NOTES AWARDS GRANT TO URBAN YOUTH IMPACT
The Grace Notes Music Foundation is pleased to announce a grant to Urban Youth Impact for the purchase of tickets for 19 students and chaperones to attend the Black Violin Concert on April 22, 2016 at the beautiful Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade. 

Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, R&B, and bluegrass music. They have collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. Urban Youth Impact serves the most at-risk children in Palm Beach County as identified by the Children's Services Council.

This would be a great performance for any musician to attend! Tickets are still on sale at the theatre.



March 5, 2016
On March 3, TCPalm | Jupiter Courier published a wonderful article about the Carousel Concert-Thon on Page K31. Thank you TCPalm for the support and coverage of this event!
  ...Read Article





March 2, 2016
One of the adorable performers at the Carousel Stage was Sammy Hayden (Mike Hayden and ​ Stacy Siehien Hayden's  little girl). Sammy is pictured here playing the beautiful Ali piano! The piano was on loan from Kretzer Piano at the ​ Grace Notes Music Foundation's Annual Carousel Concert-Thon at Downtown at the Gardens. It was created originally for Kretzer Piano's "Keys to the City" project.

The Alice in Wonderland theme was a delightful addition to the Carousel Stage at the family-friendly Carousel Concert-Thon. The talented artist Amanda Turner did a great job on the painting of the piano. Rick Moir turned it into a digital piano after all the parts that were water damaged when the piano was displayed outdoors. All the damaged parts were removed and now it will never need tuning!  Thank you to Kretzer Piano for sharing it with us for the day!


February 24, 2016
The 2016 Carousel Concert-Thon was a huge success. Many people came together to make it so and it was the best yet! With their wonderful help, and great attendance from the community, the Grace Notes Music Foundation raised over $24,000 for music scholarships and programs for kids. Thank you for to everyone who helped make this event possible. Great teamwork helped make this the best year yet!

A heart-felt THANK YOU to sponsors Downtown at the Gardens, Jupiter Academy of Music, Kretzer Piano, 95.5 The Palm, Continental Properties, Randy Perkins for Congress, and Grace Notes Music Foundation's Annual Donors. Without such generosity, an event like Carousel Concert-Thon could not be possible.  
...See Donor and Sponsors Page 

Music is for everyone! Thank you to everyone who attended.

The staff at ​Grace Notes Music Foundation​ and all the musicians hope you had a great time!



February 20, 2016
Grace Notes Foundation is looking forward to seeing everyone at today's huge Carousel Concert-Thon event at Downtown at the Gardens.
Remember: It's FUN AND it's FREE!





February 19, 2016
Tomorrow is the day for the most incredible music event of the season. With dozens of performances and activities, Carousel Concert-Thon will create fun and lasting memories for everyone who attends!

Thank you in advance to the many wonderful and generous Sponsors and Donors who helped make this event, and all programs at Grace Notes Music Foundations possible.  



February 15, 2016 
The Concert-Thon line up is set and they day will be full of wonderful performances!



February 12, 2016
Don't miss the EVENING ENTERTAINMENT at the 5th Annual Carousel Concert-Thon on Saturday, February 20 at Downtown at the Gardens featuring the extremely popular Tom Floyd Jazz Quartet. The Quartet will be performing from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tom Floyd is also an instructor at Jupiter Academy of Music.


February 7, 2014
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Jupiter Academy of Music Beatles Tribute Band will kick of our evening entertainment at the Carousel Concert-Thon on Saturday, February 20, at Downtown at the Gardens!





February 6, 2016
Everytime one shops at Amazon Smile, one makes a donation to Grace Notes Music Foundation! It's quick, easy and "painless." Remember to start shopping at smile.amazon.com. Also, access Amazon Smile on the Donate Page on this website.




February 4, 2016
Concert-Thon Sponsors and Vendors are starting to come in and appear here, on the website. It's not to late to be an active participant in this event which attracts thousands of people through out the day! Contact us as soon as possible to be included, and to make sure Grace Notes Music Foundation has all information for marketing materials for Carousel Concert-Thon! 



January 29, 2016
The Carousel Concert-Thon is almost around the corner. The great news is there is still time to make a donation or be a sponsor and/or a vendor at the Concert-Thon's Marketplace Bazaar. As a sponsor and/or a vendor, it is very important to have all information in before February 6, 2016 to be included in press releases, and printed marketing materials. Please contact Grace Notes Music Foundation for more information!



January 27, 2016
As of today, one may reach this website with both the new web address at gracenotesfoundation.com or the old one at gracenotesmusicfoundation.org. 


January 15, 2016
As of today, the Stage Sponsorships are been SOLD OUT to Continental Properties! Please, consider another category of sponsorship for this widely attended event held at and around Downtown at the Gardens.




January 12, 2016
Carousel Concert-Thon is on February 20. There is still plenty of time to help sponsor the event or reserve a spot for the Concert-Thon Marketplace Bazaar.


December 23, 2015
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


December 6, 2015
Happy Hanukkah!


December 1, 2015
Plans have started to rebuild a new brand and dramatic website.