Q: What do you do when a rash of teen suicides infects your old high school?
A: Start a charity that supports music programs there.
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?
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.
Q: So why are we sending all this information to you?
A: Last year we did our first Dreamland Nantucket fundraiser for Musack, featuring Tig Notaro. It was so successful that we want to do another night at the Dreamland in Nantucket... featuring you! We want to magically turn your performance and gorgeous New England experience into cold hard cash that makes music happen for Musack kids. It'll be an amazingly gratifying and fun experience. What are you waiting for!?
The Dreamland, a historic 314-seat theater with a view of the harbor, is ready to host a show unlike any you've played before! Dreamland's gone from a Quaker meeting house, location of meetings in support of abolishing slavery, vaudeville theater, to an entertainment venue... for your show! This isn't your typical tour date. Learn some more of the Dreamland's cool history here. Last year, Tig Notaro joined us for an incredible night of sold-out comedy, and you could be next!
Nantucket is an incredibly unique and beautiful island off the coast of Massachusetts. Perfect for your summer travels and for sharing your talents. We'll fly you out and put you up and feed you amazing things pulled right out of the ocean. (Or vegetables pulled right out of the ground from Bartlett's Farm.)
But it doesn’t happen without you! All we need from you is to come to a beautiful island and perform. You are the engine that makes all our programs go.
Think about it -- you play some songs or tell some jokes in a theater overlooking the water, and hundreds of kids get to have music lessons! We promise this will be one of the funnest, most different-est shows you do this year.
This is your chance to help get music in the hands and hearts of kids who need it. Help them sing their stories and have a voice. Maybe one of them will become the next Dylan or Strummer or Baez or Bonham or Bootsy thanks to you.
Nantucket is a very unique mix of the highly affluent and the super laid back. We'd want to invite both to come see your show. We are open to any date that works for you between June and November. Just say when, and we'll make it happen!
You'll join the likes of so many amazing artists and bands who have played Musack events in the past, including:
• Childish Gambino
• She & Him
•The Polyphonic Spree
•Yo La Tengo
•The Wrecking Crew
•The Bird and the Bee
•Jody Stephens Big Star
•DJ Shepard Fairey
•Lol Tolhurst of the Cure
•& Many More!
Call or email us today to get involved.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 866-4412
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,
This machine kills Fascists!
This machine…changes lives!
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.
•5000+ students engaged in 400+ lessons annually
•Guitar, ukulele, drum, fiddle, banjo, and piano students; plus chorale and musical theater support and scholarships
•Programs supported worldwide -Nantucket, Compton, LA, Haiti, Appalachia, Australia, Cuba, Alaska, Chattanooga, Sarasota, FL, Native American Southwest, Pine Ridge, El Salvador, and Oakland... so far.
•Six (and counting) Musack scholarship recipients pursuing music-related degrees
We want to build a community of talented kids around the country that rock, rap, and jam (together or alone) their way to greatness. We want to empower these kids to share their stories via music. And we want you to be a part of it, starting with your performance at beautiful Dreamland Theater.