We believe music changes lives. We believe music heals. We believe music brings people together and builds community. We believe we are one when we are making music. Thank you for helping us inspire young children through song and dance. We couldn’t do it without you. We've had the greatest year serving more children than ever before thanks to generous supporters like you. Our year started with a wonderful 80th birthday celebration for our friend Vey Spin. Instead of gifts, Vey asked all his friends and family members to make a donation to our Foundation. His celebration of life planned by Christine Spin gave us a chance to start the school year with enthusiasm and it helped us reach more children. Hurricane Harvey devastated many of the communities we serve. We were extremely touched to see how our community gathered together to help our neighbors in great need. Our Music Together® colleagues and friends from all over the world sent in donations. Thanks to many generous donations, we were able to provide basic immediate needs (diapers, cleaning supplies, formula, underwear, clothes, etc.) to families in desperate need. The music studio of Prelude Music Classes turned into a donation site. We were amazed by the amount of donations and volunteers who sorted and delivered all of the donations.
The generousity that started our fiscal year continued throughout the year. We will forever remember the Uncle Gerry concert with Denise Dignan, Ken Guilmartin (founder of Music Together), and Lyn Ransom. We were grateful to have wonderful co-chairs for the raffle: Holly Radom and Nicole Katz. Thanks to our Board of Directors and you, we had our best year ever.
With Grateful Hearts,
Ana Treviño-Godfrey & Jonathan Godfrey
The Prelude Music Foundation taught 1170 classes in 4 schools (Fonwood Early Childhood Center, KIPP: Zenith Academy, Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center, and Shearn Elementary) and Casa de Esperanza de los Niños. We served 837 children on a weekly basis, provided a total of 15 hours of Professional Development for school teachers, and provided 10 Family Engagement Concerts in partnership with the Houston Symphony.
After Hurricane Harvey hit, the Prelude Music Foundation brought necessary items to Ninfa, Fonwood, and Shearn. Prelude Music Classes became a donation site and we were overwhelmed by the outpouring support from our community. Many volunteers came together to help sort, carry and distribute donations. Diapers, cleaning supplies, clothing, shoes, and food were taken to the schools. Not only did we take donated goods to the schools, but monetary donations were given to families in our program who were directly affected by Harvey
Families bought tickets to this fun event and joined us at Prelude for a concert and fall-themed crafts and games. All proceeds from the event went directly to the Prelude Music Foundation!
The Prelude Music Foundation was fortunate to have been selected as the beneficiary non-profit for the Fresh Faces of Houston Fashion Show held at Tootsies. We had an elegant evening, introducing our Foundation to the event guests.
Our big, annual fundraiser was a success! Uncle Gerry and Ken Guilmartin from Music Together Worldwide were present and made music with the Prelude community! Over 200 children were present, making music with their families!
Cathy and Randy Crath opened their home to the Prelude Music Foundation and held a lovely event with canapés, wine, and music!
Jonathan Godfrey and Dave Sharma donated their time and held classes for dads, grandads, uncles, and the children who love them at Prelude Music Classes for children.
Suzanne Blakely, a Usborne Books representative held a book fair at Prelude Music Classes for Children, giving 20% of the proceeds to the Prelude Music Foundation Prelude Music Classes also offered free classes for families who came to the book fair while Suzanne held Story Time for the children.
Kelly Beth Hapgood, one of our newest board members and her husband, Charlie, threw a beautiful event in the home, inviting their friends and neighbors to learn more about the Prelude Music Foundation. A big Thank You! to the Hapgoods!
Christine & Jan W. Spin
Cathy & Randy Crath
Patricia Sarabia Wenzel
Southern Chemical Corporation
Bernadette & Fernando Levaro
Music Together Worldwide
Liz & Mark Saxe
Monica Rhodes & Maureen Mauiri
Ashumi Shah & Parag Sanghani
Luiz Perez & David Bamford
Nicole & Evan Katz
Brigid & Vey Spin
Sarah & Christopher Lewis
Kelly Beth & Charles Hapgood
Jennings Duncan's Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth & Judson Wolfe
Maricel & Carlos Cabarcas
Divya & Chris Brown
Huma & Nabeel Manal
Chris & Peter Godfrey
Linda & Thomas Sparks
Therapy Hair Studio
Gerry & Denise Dignan
Heidi Hock Kaim
St. Anne's Catholic Community
Prelude Music Classes for Children