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Musack's Mission

Musack's mission is to give kids and teens a voice through music by providing guitars, drums, and support for music teachers - wherever the need arises. So many musicians credit their first guitar with saving their lives. We have the chance to provide that guitar. We MAKE MUSIC HAPPEN. We take our cue from Woody Guthrie, 

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This machine kills Fascists!

Only to us…

This machine… makes music happen.
This machine…empowers.
This machine…inspires.
This machine…changes lives! 

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Musack's Cause


Musack's Cause


Musack’s Cause

The first Musack kids at Nantucket High School

The first Musack kids at Nantucket High School

Q: What do you do when a rash of teen suicides infects your old high school in Nantucket?

A: Start a charity that supports music programs there because music is what got you through high school.

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Q: What do you do when that charity starts to work and needs money to operate?

A: Throw an annual Rock n’ Roll carnival in your backyard with great music, comedy, and art and then invite everyone you know to come and hang and donate money.

Q: What do you do when the kids you’re supporting graduate from high school and your programs are successful?

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A: Set up college scholarships and expand as fast as you can.Start spreading the music from coast to coast and set up Musack programs wherever kids need them. So far that includes Los Angeles, Compton, Appalachia, Haiti, Cuba, Alaska, Australia,Tampa, Oakland, Chattanooga, and Native American reservations across the Southwest US.

Musack Programs


Musack Programs


Musack’s Programs

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Writer/producer Donick Cary (Simpsons/Parks and Recreation/Silicon Valley) began Musack with a simple vision: raise money to fund musical programs for his hometown high school on Nantucket Island. After a rash of teen suicides on the island, Donick thought about how he and his friends got through their teen years. Music. Enter Musack which in 2009 began providing Nantucket’s high schoolers with guitars and music lessons as a way to help them tell their stories. Taking our cue from the kids, we quickly expanded to include drums and other music and arts programs.

Our programs then quickly spread to a variety of different locations worldwide.

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Los Angeles

Compton

Haiti

Appalachia

Aboriginal Australia

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Alaska

Chattanooga

Oakland

Tampa

Navajo Reservation

Acoma Pueblo

Santa Fe

Pine Ridge, SD

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Musack now supports more than 5000 students in more than 18 programs in our 14 geographic locations in 500+ lessons with guitar, ukulele, drum, fiddle, banjo, piano, and more. We have awarded six (and counting) Musack music college scholarships to Nantucket students.

Musack Operations


Musack Operations


How Musack Works

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Musack is run low-fi as a 501(c)3 with low overhead with a 5 member volunteer board of directors and one year-round part-time staff member. Musack raises funds through events on Nantucket and in Los Angeles. The largest of those events is Musack’s annual Rock n’ Roll Carnival in Los Angeles, which raises as much as $100,000 to cover Musack’s low expenses and put towards instruments for our programs.

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Our team checks in with the programs we support on a regular basis to take requests on further supplies needed and ensure that past donations are in use. When receiving requests from new programs, we require an application form to ensure the program’s mission aligns with Musack’s mission and that the instruments will be used effectively. Our board of directors votes on all donations made.

We do not discriminate on types of programs. We support worldwide public and nonprofit programs that occur during school hours, after school, and on weekends as well as scholarships for students to participate in for-profit programs and to go to music college.

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Musack's Future


Musack's Future


Musack’s Future

Musack takes our cue from the kids and programs that we support. We expand to fit our kids’ needs. In the next year, Musack plans to track our two latest large donations:

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Songbirds Foundation’s Guitars for Kids

Musack donated 250 guitars to the Songbirds Foundation to introduce guitar lessons to all of the Chattanooga area’s public school.

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Haiti Concert Band

Musack has provided instruments in collaboration with the 610 Project to begin a concert band and percussion ensemble at the Haitian American Caucus in Haiti.

Musack also plans to release an application for the 2019 Nantucket music scholarship.

2019 and Beyond

Musack plans to continue donations of supplies and instruments to current programs and to collaborate with new organizations and programs to expand the reach of our donations. Musack is currently discussing collaborations with Sound Art in Los Angeles to reach the LA public schools with after-school programs and with Fender’s new Fender Play Foundation.

Musack also plans to add more fundraising initiatives through events both on Nantucket and in Los Angeles to raise more funds for our programs and to invest in more staff. With the goal of our part-time contract employee going full-time and expanding to add more staff for both fundraising and program management, Musack could expand our reach and efficiency.

Through expanding in this way, Musack hopes to reach another 5000 students in two years, giving kids and teens a voice and a way to express themselves worldwide.

Donation Packages


Donation Packages


Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to contribute to making music happen? Here’s where you can help. These grants can be made on a one-time or an annual basis and are just starting points. We would love to brainstorm what works best for you.

$100,000 Solid Gold Headbanger Sponsor

  • Sponsor a year of Musack staff, supplies, and event costs so that Musack can focus our time and funds raised to expanding our program and adding 5000+ new students in two years.

  • Prominent placement of company name and logo on all Musack promotions for each year grant is made

  • Listing and onstage recognition as highest level event sponsor on all of Musack’s events each year grant is made.

  • Four tickets (VIP where available) to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

  • Paragraph and photo for your business in 2 eblasts to our extensive mailing list

  • 3 designated social media posts from Musack about your business


$50,000 Rock n’ Roll Carnival Sponsor

  • Sponsor our Rock n’ Roll Carnival fundraiser, our biggest opportunity to raise money for instrument donations. With this donation, 90-100% of the gross funds raised from Carnival can go directly to making music happen.

  • Listing and onstage recognition as highest level event sponsor at Musack Carnival each year grant is made.

  • VIP table ($5000 value) at Carnival

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

  • Paragraph and photo for your business in 1 eblast to our extensive mailing list


$10,000 Nantucket Event Sponsor

  • Sponsor costs associated with throwing a fundraiser on Nantucket.

  • Listing and onstage recognition as highest level event sponsor at event

  • 4 tickets to the event

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

  • Paragraph and photo for your business in 1 eblast to our extensive mailing list

 

$2,500 Crooner Sponsor

  • Sponsor approximately 5 kids for each year grant is made with instruments and music instruction.

  • Placement of company name and logo on all Musack promotions for each year grant is made

  • Two General Admission tickets to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

$60,000 Rockstar Sponsor

  • Sponsor a year of a Musack staff member dedicating efforts to expanding our music programs full-time OR choose to have your grant go to existing programs.

  • Prominent placement of company name and logo on all Musack promotions for each year grant is made

  • Listing and onstage recognition as highest level event sponsor on all of Musack’s events each year grant is made.

  • Two tickets (VIP where available) to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

  • Paragraph and photo for your business in 2 eblasts to our extensive mailing list

 

$10,000 Guitar Hero Sponsor

  • Sponsor approximately 20 kids for each year grant is made with instruments and music instruction.

  • Placement of company name and logo on all Musack promotions for each year grant is made

  • Two tickets (VIP where available) to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

  • Paragraph and photo for your business in 1 eblast to our extensive mailing list

 

$5,000 VIP Sponsor

  • Sponsor approximately 10 kids for each year grant is made with instruments and music instruction.

  • Placement of company name and logo on all Musack promotions for each year grant is made

  • Two tickets (VIP where available) to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs

 

$1000 Superfan Sponsor

  • Sponsor approximately 2 kids for each year grant is made with instruments and music instruction.

  • Two General Admission tickets to every Musack event each year grant is made.

  • Regular updates on current and future Musack programs


Other Opportunities

Donate

We appreciate any donation made and put it right towards getting guitars and other instruments into the hands of kids in our programs!

Donate an Item for Auction

Musack is always seeking donations for our event silent auctions. Limited edition clothing, gear, surf or skateboards, fine art, or other one-of-a-kind finds are just some of the things we’d love to collaborate on.


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Call or email us today to get involved.

Katie Kerins
katie@musack.org or (978) 866-4412

 
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