Attention all music families…we’re counting on your support

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re feeling grateful for our community. With your support, we are rebuilding a noteworthy music program at Nathan Hale. = )

We have three fantastic educators building competitive programs for wind ensemble, jazz band, chamber and concert orchestras, vocal jazz, and choir. We also have a piano lab and opportunities for small groups and side projects. And the number of students wanting to participate is on the rise.

Please know that your support makes music possible for our students. The school district provides less than a dollar per student for our music program—not nearly enough to cover costs.

That’s where Music Boosters steps in. The money we raise, along with annual student fees, helps pay for much-needed sheet music, instruments and instrument repair, expert clinicians, festival fees, and scholarships for students who cannot pay the full cost for field trips and special events.

Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. While some of that will come from bake sales and periodic events, THE EASIEST, MOST EFFECTIVE WAY to donate is directly.

Please take a moment to contribute what you can. The suggested donation is $100 per family, but any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. (Don’t forget employer matches! They really add up.)


1. Follow this link to the online donation center (managed by the Alliance for Education) and complete the form. The designated recipient should be auto-filled as: Nathan Hale Music Boosters – 02214. After submitting, you should receive an email receipt within seconds.

2. Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. This can double your impact! Make the match through your human resources department. (Please also forward your email receipt (the one you received in step 2) to our co-treasurer, Carmen Brady @ bradyc888 who will track your match to make sure it comes through.

3. Forward this email to any and all friends, family, and extended community members who might be willing to support our music program.

NOTE: If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Alliance for Education/Nathan Hale Music” and add “02214-Nathan Hale Music” in the memo/notes line. Put it in an envelope addressed to the attention of our Fundraising Chair, Jennifer Barrón, and send it to school with your kid to give to their music teacher.

If you have questions about this or any fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Barrón @ jjtabarron. Learn more about our program and upcoming events at:

THANK YOU so much for supporting our talented musicians!


The NHHS Music Boosters