"Without music life would be a mistake."

Friedrich Nietzsche


Ongoing Music Programs Supported by the NEF

After
School
Band
Program
The After School Band program enables musically inclined 6th grade students to receive instruction on Woodwind and Brass instruments. The students meet after school multiple times a week at the Junior High School and over the course of the year, they advance from the basics of playing their instruments to performing their own concert at the end of the year. The Newark Educational Foundation provides the funding for the Newark After School Band program.

Today - The program provides 6th grade students the opportunity to experience the joy of music while preparing them to join the award winning Newark Junior High School band program when the time comes.

Tomorrow - Expand the program to include 4th, 5th and 6th graders playing a wide variety of musical instruments.

Elementary
School
Music
Program
Music for Minors II delivers dynamic music appreciation classes to the Kindergarten and 1st grade students in all 8 Elementary schools in the Newark School District. Students enjoy singing, musical game playing, and more in each class session. The Newark Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Newark Betterment Corporation, provides the funding for the Elementary School Music program.

Today - Nearly 500 students in Kindergarten and 1st grade benefit from having the joy of music in their classrooms.

Tomorrow - Expand the program to include students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade so they may benefit from this unique and beneficial program.

"Where words fail, music speaks."

Hans Christian Andersen


Other Musical Activities Supported by the NEF

From time-to-time the NEF supports other deserving music related activities. This support is intended to assist the receiving organization or group with unique or unplanned expenses. Members of the organization must demonstrate a commitment to raising a majority of the needed funds for such activities before the NEF considers funding such a request.

Our
Traveling
Band
The Newark High School Band was in a quandary. All their hard work had finally paid off and they were invited to a competition in Seattle. Now the challenge was to get the entire band to the competition. The NEF provided funds, and when combined with the heroic efforts of the Band's members and boosters, enough money was raised to ensure that all of the Band's members could go to the competition.




High
Water
Drama
Flooding in several rooms at Newark Memorial High School damaged many of the costumes and sets for an upcoming musical production by the Drama department. The NEF provided funding and the "show went on" as students, teachers and volunteers worked tirelessly to replace missing costumes and rebuild the damaged sets in time for the production.