Music Drives Us is a New England based organization that endeavors to support the arts, specifically music, by providing grants to organizations and individuals throughout the area.
Founded by Massachusetts businessman and musician Ernie Boch, jr. with the belief that access to music programming supports positive changes within communities, Music Drives Us has supported New England music programs with over one million dollars in donations since 2006.
This year, Windsor School is the proud recipient of a $10,000 grant from Music Drives Us. Our Instrumental Music Program applied for, and was awarded, this grant to support the replacement of school owned instruments, and to begin building the foundation for a school based “lending library” of instruments so that students have easier access to instruments regardless of their personal situations, and additionally to allow students to try new instruments at a younger age. These instruments provided to our school by the grant will allow us to eliminate barriers to student instrument access, encourage students to participate in instrumental music experiences, and to further support and improve the instrumental opportunities we are able to offer our school community.