MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS

Rating: 4.93 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 18866 Stone Oak Pky Ste 103-94 % Lynette Brehm San Antonio TX 78258 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

We participated in a music contest organized by Music in the Schools in conjunction witht the US Army Bowl, and from the very beginning we felt it was going to be a very pleasant and educational experience.
We had a personal tour guide assigned to our group for the duration of the event, and the organization so impeccable that we completed our schedule without incident or delay. The students were pampered with attention and activities, and also given the opportunity to explore career choices with the armed forces.
The contest was very well planed, and the accomodations were more than adequate; for example, the sound system and stage were professional grade level and they helped enhance our group's performance.
Previous to this activity, Ms. Brehm had held an informative session at our school, and everything she promised the students was delivered truthfully, including a generous donation to our program that will help us provide our senior students with a small scholarship for their college books once they graduate from High School.
Our kids now perceive Music in the Schools as a trustworthy organizatiion, and they are eager to participate again next year.
Adrian Lopez/Somerset HS Mariachi Azul Real

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Students were able to experience the high degree of organization required for an event of this magnitude

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Music in the Schools provided my students with an unforgettable experience and a wonderful venue to showcase their talents. The US Army All-American Bowl Mariachi Competition was an event that they could not stop talking about. They had an amazing time. I would like to commend everyone that was involved in making the event a success. Thank you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The scholarship we received from participation in this Music in the Schools event will be used to take the students to perform out of state.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Everyone involved with the organization was extremely helpful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the capacity of a director.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

leave it just as it is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Assistance needed in publicizing the annual Music in the Schools contest was provided in a timely manner.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was able to meet publication deadlines because of their timely assisance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

At first, I was a bit apprehensive when I first heard about "Music In The Schools." Over the years many organizations told us they could help fund our programs. We decided that we would participate in their event. The organizers and volunteers were very organized and helpful. We felt very comfortable and welcomed when greeted. We were also treated very well. It was colder than what we were used to so outdoor heaters were set-up so that we could participate in comfort. In other words, this organization went out of their way to make everyone feel great about their participation and made us feel comfortable given the bad weather conditions. Even the audiences comfort was evident. With the funding that we received, we were able to purchase some instrument and uniform accessories that the school does not provide. We are thankful to Music in the Schools for providing a venue for us to showcase our talent, but also for helping our students look and feel good about themselves.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the positive image it instills in students studying music. The students received positive affirmations for their efforts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure to work with Music in The Schools on several occasions. My first experience was with a 12 week Summer Music Series at Historic Sunset Station. The event was geared to up and coming Texas artisits. We partnered with Music in the Schools to assist them in getting their message out. The organization was a dream to work with. They truly inspired the attendees each week with their mission. We had such a great experience working with them and believe so strongly with their cause that we sent a referral to the US ARMY ALL AMERICAN BOWL to use this organization to pull together a first time event with high school music students. The event was a huge success and the attendees loved the entertainment. The event ran exceeptionally smooth due to the planning of Music In The Schools.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Expanding the experience of high school students to performing at a major concert experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to get them more financial support so the mission can spread to more schools.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the professionalism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very reputable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the way children participated in and viewed the arts.

Ways to make it better...

they had more community support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the organization is very needed since school funding continues to be slashed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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