Music for Minors Foundation, Inc.

In May 2021, Music For Minors was delighted to present a check for $1,500 to Vanessa, this year's recipient of the Dorothy Friedenreich College Music Scholarship.  Vanessa received a clarinet from us when she was in eighth grade, as well as one of our private lesson scholarships.  Even after graduation from our program, she continued to work hard, as as a senior this year, she won 1st Chair Clarinet in the Collier County Honor band for 11-12 graders.  She will attend Florida Atlantic University in the fall, majoring in music education, with plans of becoming a band director.  We cannot think of a more deserving student to receive this award!  Congratulations and best wishes, Vanessa!
(Pictured, from left to right: Don Rhynard, President, Vanessa, and Dorothy Friedenreich, Founder of Music For Minors Foundation)
Once again, for the 2020-2021 school year, several band and orchestra students were selected to be in the Collier county honor bands and orchestras this year, proving that having one's own instrument to practice, and in many cases, private lessons, leads to continued success! Congratulations to all for their hard work and success!
In August, 2019, one of our students, Carlos, who received both a clarinet and private lesson scholarships from us, won a spot in the Naples Youth Philharmonic Orchestra!  We are so proud of his hard work and success!

Music For Minors was thrilled to help another of our students Nancy, achieve a once-in-a-lifetime dream to march in the Macy's Great American Marching Band on Thanksgiving Day, 2018!  She had to apply and submit an audition, and was later accepted to march in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Music For Minors donated $1000 to help cover some of the costs of transportation to NYC, food, and lodging for the days leading up to the parade.  Our mission is to make every one of our student's musical dreams and goals come true!

Nancy with the Macy's Banner,

 and a patch from the Parade!

The Music for Minors Bonita Blues Festival Orchestra!