MAY 20, 2019
​SIGNS OF SPRING - S.O.S. - FUNDRAISER
This Spring there were a record number of applicants for Makayla
Joy Sitton music scholarships. Grace notes Foundation is hoping to
raise $3,000 in the next week so more scholarships can be awarded
to all qualifying applicants.

SOME BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION:
  • Students from low income homes who receive education in
    the arts are twice as likely to graduate from  college
  • Music education increases academic performance by
    improving cognitive and perceptual skills
  • Studying a musical instrument increases self-discipline,
    self-esteem and self-confidence

HELP GRACE NOTES CHANGE THE WORLD "ONE NOTE AT A
TIME" PLEASE DONATE NOW!



MAY 24, 2018
​HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND







MAY 12, 2019
​HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!








​APRIL 26, 2019
SHOP AMAZON FOR MOTHER'S DAY
While looking for the perfect gift(s) for Mother's Day, remember to shop Amazon.Smile. A portion of proceeds will go to Grace Notes Foundation - just for shopping. It's that easy!                                                                     ...LEARN MORE





APRIL 25, 2019
THANK YOU - THE GREAT GIVE!
Everyone's generosity was overwhelming. A whopping $7,240 was raised for Grace Notes Music Foundation during the Great Give 2019! And with additional funds from the bonus pool, donation will be increased! All these donations help Grace Notes Foundation to provide even more music scholarships and programs for kids!



​APRIL 20, 2019

THE GREAT GIVE
For the second year, Grace Notes Music Foundation is participating in the Great Give! Join in on Tuesday, April 24, 2019 for 24 hours to make this year a great success ...and help provide more music education and scholarships for children in Palm Beach County!

MULTIPLY YOUR GIFT! Wednesday, April 24, from midnight to
midnight, during the Great Give! Every online gift made duringthe 24-hour period will be amplified by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by United Way of Palm Beach County. In addition, there are thousands of dollars in prizes being given away throughout the 24-hour event. Follow all the fun at Great Give Florida so Grace Notes Foundation we can provide more music scholarships and programs for kids!



MARCH 17, 2019
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY








FEBRUARY 22, 2019
PHOTOS FROM CONCERT-THON 2019
Fantastic photos from from the 8th Annual Carousel Concert-Thon were just uploaded to Grace Notes Foundation’s Facebook Page. Photos are courtesy of @MattBaran.

Concert-Thon is an annual FREE live music event which is a way of giving back to the community and is made possible by our generous corporate sponsors. Pledges raised by performers, proceeds from the auction and donations at the event support the year-round Grace Notes scholarships and music education programs. There are several opportunities to change the world one note at a time. GIVE TODAY                      ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK



FEBRUARY 18, 2019
YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS CAPTURE CONCERT-THON

Grace Notes has volunteers from the local schools of the arts who help us with every event. Alexis and Julia (pictured here) took hundreds of photos and video clips of the Grace Notes Carousel Concert-Thon on Saturday, February 16, 2019. These photos will be posted soon on Grace Notes Foundation's Facebook page. Thank you Alexis and Julia for all their hard work!



FEBRUARY 15, 2019
CONCERT-THON IS TOMORROW. THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE AND SPONSOR A PERFORMER NOW!

Wesley Culbreath has been performing at Jupiter Academy of Music and Grace Notes events for years. At this year' s Concert-Thon, he will be performing his all original songs on the Carousel Stage from 3:00-3:30 PM and on the Centre Court Stage from 7:40-8:15 PM.

Wesley performs because he knows what a huge difference music has made in his own life. He wants to help raise money for kids who would otherwise not have this life-changing opportunity. Please join him and DONATE/SPONSOR TODAY!


FEBRUARY 14, 2019
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Show some love and make a donationTODAY!






FEBRUARY 13, 2019
CAROUSEL CONCERT-THON DONATION
S

Most of the funds raised for Grace Notes to support scholarships and programs are raised during Carousel Concert-Thon season? Many of those dollars come in before the day of the event from pledges collected for or by students?
CAROUSEL CONCERT-THON IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY!
Want to Join in the fun? Donate/Pledge Now




FEBRUARY 11, 2019
YOUNGSTER RAISES MONEY FOR GRACE NOTES

One is never to young to be an entrepreneur  -- or a philanthropist. Grace Notes Foundation is proud of Ms JoAnn’s piano student. This young student from the Jupiter Academy of Music raised $106 with her lemonade stand. She wants to help pay for music lessons for kids who can’t afford them. Grace Notes will use this donation to provide music education and scholarships for kids!                                                                                                       ​ ...DONATE!

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​FEBRUARY 8, 2019
TEEN TEAM PLAYS AT WATERFORD

On February 8, 2019,  the Grace Notes Teen Team was giving back to the community by playing for residents of The Waterford. Studies show benefits for the brain from music no matter the age? Just another way Grace Notes Foundation is changing the world one note at a time.




JANUARY 20, 2019
​2019 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This year's Grace Notes MLK Performance Scholarship recipient is Ahnaca Balbvena. Ms. Balbvena is a high school senior who performed a vocal selection celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career in music therapy.

The Grace Notes MLK Performance Scholarship is awarded annually at the Performing Arts Finalists Competition. This contest, sponsored annually by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee, features performances by talented students in the community. This contest is open to students in both public and private schools from all grade levels. The contest features student ​dancers, pianists, singers, magicians, and other great talents.




DECEMBER 24, 2019
​SEASON'S GREETINGS
...MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!







DECEMBER 22, 2019
HAPPY HANUKKAH!








NOVEMBER 21, 2018
GIVING THANKS

During this time of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude for your support in the past and hope you might consider continuing to be a part of our mission: to provide music education programs and scholarship for children.

Here's what one of our scholarship students has shared about their Grace Notes experience: "I was just a little girl with hopes of someday being a violinist and like magic your wonderful foundation took these dreams and made them a reality" ...A.L.                                                                                                                                   ...A HOLIDAY EBLAST

PLEASE REMEMBER
On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, on November 27, 2018 it's Giving Tuesday This is an opportunity to help Grace Notes Foundation to continue the many wonderful Outreach Programs for the entire community. Join the movement and give!

ALSO - Do all your Holiday shopping on Amazon Smile. When shopping, Amazon Smile donates to Grace Notes Foundation. It's easy!




NOVEMBER 11, 2018
HAPPY VETERANS DAY

Thank you for your service!






NOVEMBER 2, 2018
GRACE NOTES TEEN TEAM ON NOVEMBER 4, 2018
 
November 4, at 2:00 PM at the Jupiter Academy of Music, there will be a Grace Notes Teen Team Meeting. This is a group of middle and high school students that volunteer with the Foundation, ​perform at events, and provide music outreach to assisted living facilities in our area. Following the meeting from 2:30-3:30 PM, there will be the first Uke Group
...Featuring a FREE lesson with Brad Schechter.
Just bring a Uke and join the fun. 




OCTOBER 30, 2018
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Have a great time Trick or Treating on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Be safe!






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OCTOBER 29, 2018
AMAZON SMILES BIGGEST PROMOTION

​AmazonSmile is launching their biggest bonus donation to date --  5% for 5 days. From October 29 to November 2, they will be donating 5%, ten times their usual rate, on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. You Shop. They Donate - NOW!




OCTOBER 26, 2018
EXTRAORDINARY CHARITIES SUPPORTS GRACE NOTES FOUNDATION

​Grace Notes Foundation is honored to be added to Extraordinary Charities, an outstanding organization which supports nonprofit organizations based in Palm Beach County.

Their Mission: Extraordinary Charities is a Palm Beach based nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness of small but deserving Palm Beach County charities. Its Directory for Charitable Giving is an informative resource for anyone who wants to support organizations that are building a stronger, more cohesive community.

Thank you Extraordinary Charities for their wonderful support in acknowledging the work Grace Notes Foundation does within the community. Grace Notes Foundation continues to thank the other organizations, charities, business and private donors for their support, as well
...Changing the world one note at a time!



OCTOBER 23, 2018
​NEW - GRACE NOTES UKE GROUP

By popular demand, the Grace Notes Uke Group is back! This group of teens will learn to play the ukulele and perform at Grace Notes events and assisted living facilities. Middle or high school student are welcome to join on Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 to 3:30 PM for a meeting followed by the first uke group lesson. 

UKULELE DONATIONS NEEDED: Grace Notes Foundation will be accepting those ukuleles that have be collecting dust or donate $30 to cover the cost of a ukulele for one of our students.                                                CONTACT US



​OCTOBER 12, 2018
TEEN TEAM BRINGS MUSIC TO THE ELDERLY

On October 10, he Grace Notes Teen Team brought music to the residents of the Waterford. There is a lot about the benefits of music for children. Music is beneficial for older adults and can promote overall health and improve the memory of those in assisted living. Research has shown a particular benefit for dementia patients, as well.

Grace Notes created an outreach program to reach these members of our community. The Grace Notes Teen Team will be playing for the residents of the Waterford this Wednesday. This  group of middle and high school students focus on community service. It's also an excellent way performance opportunity. It fun for the teens and ​residents alike.

...Changing the world one note at a time!


​OCTOBER 2, 2018
UPCOMING NEWSWORTHY ITEMS 

  • Grace Notes Teen Team to Perform at the Waterford
    A group of teens from the Grace Notes Teen Team will perform at the Waterford on Wednesday, October   10, at 4:30 PM.
  • Grace Notes Uke Group Begins
          Back by popular demand, the Teen Team will begin its Uke Group Program on November 4 at 2:30 PM.
  • UB Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts Receives 8 Violins
          Eight violins were donated to the UB Kinsey SOTA for use by the strings program. Many of their students do                 not have funds available to purchase or rent an instrument
...FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, SEE NEWSLETTER



​SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
TEEN TEAM AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
​It's the kickoff of a new school year and Grace Notes is preparing for the biggest fundraiser of the year, the 8th Annual Carousel Concert-Thon at Downtown at the Gardens on February 16, 2019. All middle and high school students, and any adults who are interested, are welcome to join and help! Sunday, September 16 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Jupiter Music Academy on 500 Commerce Way West #9. 
Help change the world one note at a time!




​SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
CELEBRATING THE JEWISH NEW YEAR!








SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
THE NEWSLETTER - BACK TO SCHOOL 2018
Here is additional happenings at Grace Notes Foundation.
...Newsletter




​​AUGUST 31, 2018
​HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND
!







AUGUST 10, 2018
​TEEN TEAM COMMUNITY SERVICE
Teen Team Community Service in August 2018 brought Members of the Grace Notes Teen Team bring a special musical performance to the residents of The Waterford Retirement community in Juno Beach, Florida. Residents were delighted as young talented musicians of Jupiter Academy of Music performed on the piano, violin, and French horn.                                                                                                                                     ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK



JULY 27, 2018
FINAL WEEK OF GROUP PIANO LESSONS AT FAITH'S PLACE
This is the final week of Summer Group Piano Camp with the students from Faith’s Place. Working with these wonderful (and talented) young people has been a great way to spend the summer. Our summer programs are made possible by all of you ​who support Grace Notes. 




JULY 4, 2018
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!








JULY 3, 2018
SUMMER PIANO CLASS AT FAITH’S PLACE

Thanks to the community's support, Grace Notes is able to provide a six week Summer Piano Class  for elementary students at Faith’s Place Summer Camp. Thanks to Grace Notes Foundation's Teen Team and alumni for helping to teach each Thursday.                                                                                                                                                          ...SUPPORT




MAY 22, 2018
GRACE NOTES INSTRUMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Grace Notes Instrument Assistant program assists economically tressed students in purchasing a quality instrument with matching grants or with instrument loans. Some may not know this, but they can donate an instrument to Grace Notes and it will count as an in-kind donation for tax purposes. Gracenotes Foundation has built  up a good collection of violins, guitars, keyboards, and other instruments which are refurbished (if necessary) and loaned out to students in our other Grace Notes programs or in our community. Additionally, for students who need to purchase or upgrade an instrument, Grace Notes Foundation provides matching grants.                                                     ...DONATE



MAY 18, 2018
GRACE NOTES TEAM PROGRAM

The Grace Notes Teen Team Program is a group of middle and high school students who volunteer at Grace Notes Music Foundation events and perform at assisted living facilities and community venues. These teens volunteer countless hours to our ​outreach programs and performances. And, they have a lot of fun
....ALL while earning community service hours.                                                                      
   ...OUTREACH PROGRAMS



MAY 11, 2018
SUMMER SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Each year, the Grace Notes Summer Scholar Program provides music and band camp scholarships to students from Palm Beach County. These scholarships are based on musical talent and financial need and enable students to attend a week of summer music camp . Scholarship applications are available each year in March.​                ...SUPPORT





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...News Archives

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