Each year between April and June the Philharmonic’s Music Van loads up a Toyota van with musical instruments and visits nearly twenty local elementary schools. More than 2,000 mostly under-served children have an opportunity to not only learn about classical music instruments through an engaging hour-long program, but everyone has an opportunity to try one out as well!
The Music Van runs on volunteers. The musical background is not required! We visit schools during the mornings in April, May, and part of June. You can come out to help as often or as little as is convenient. Entering these classrooms is bringing the magic of music to children. There is nothing like spending a few hours opening a door for kids to have a new experience, one which might lead them to wonder, “what would it be like to learn to play that?” If you would like to share your love of music with our Valley’s children, contact us to volunteer today!
Use of the van is donated by Toyota-Scion of Santa Maria for the nine-weeks of the program’s operation.