Seven Dreams Education Foundation Raises Money for New Instruments
Online learning during the pandemic meant many students got a delayed start in school music programs like orchestra and band. That’s one reason behind an ambitious fundraising campaign by the Seven Dreams Foundation.
“We raise money to support the work of the Seven Dreams Education Foundation, as well as one large project each year,” explained Diane Dickmeyer with the Foundation. “This year’s project is focused on reinvigorating music in our district, especially band and orchestra.”
The Seven Dreams Education Foundation is raising money for new instruments and other musical endeavors for Robbinsdale Area Schools. More than half of students in Robbinsdale Orchestra and Band use district instruments and there are not enough to go around.
“We’re really excited to do this, because it does have a long-term benefit for students and for teachers,” said Patsy Green, also with Seven Dreams. “Instruments do have a long life, but they only have a certain amount of life, especially when you have students between grades 4 and 12 using them. They get hard use.”
Besides new instruments, the Foundation hopes to expand the music library to include more diverse composers as well as partner with music professionals for collaboration and to bring artists-in-residence into schools. They hope to raise $50,000.
If you want to help raise money for this cause, the annual gala Bird Bash is planned for April 9. Learn more here.