100 Holes for Music Education
Playing golf to support Lead Guitar building free guitar ensemble classes in schools with the least access to arts education
$64,780Raised of $50,000
How It Works
On March 28th, our golfers are putting their skills and endurance to the test. From 8am to 2pm, they’ll be playing 100 holes to support Lead Guitar, a music education nonprofit that establishes permanent arts standards-based guitar classes in public schools with the lowest access to the arts. Golfers will be playing 3 balls on 33 holes, plus 1 extra to total 100, so their task won’t be easy. But we know they can do it with your help!
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
This amount of funding connects five students with Lead Guitar programming for one academic year.
Why Support Lead Guitar
It’s a fact. Students who participate in school music programs have better attendance, make better grades, and are more likely to attend college and have more lucrative careers than students who do not participate in school music programs. Using music and a relatable instrument, Lead Guitar students learn technique, music-reading, theory, performance skills, and ensemble-playing. They develop discipline, self-esteem, and the ability to work as a team—attributes that help them realize success throughout their lives.
By developing a program that mirrors the curricular integrity of the best band and orchestra programs but appeals to students not traditionally drawn to those programs, Lead Guitar offers all of the benefits of a high-quality instrumental music education to thousands of students who would otherwise not receive them. Lead Guitar currently serves students in nearly 100 schools across five different states, and your contribution will help us as we continue to grow.
Check out the most recent episode of our digital YouTube broadcast We Are Guitar below, featuring Lead Guitar students interviewing and playing side-by-side guitarist Debbii Dawson of "America's Got Talent" fame!