In 2018, GunnMusic@Costaño became Palo Alto Music Connection, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization filed with the State of California. With this change, the program has been given the ability to reach more excited students, as well as become more official. Palo Alto Music Connection has also extended its program to another school in the same district as Costaño Elementary School, Ravenswood Middle School of East Palo Alto.
A Grant From the Palo Alto Weekly
We are extremely grateful to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, who generously granted $5,000 to PAMC! With this money, PAMC will now be able to provide some instruments to our students, pay for our volunteer's transportation, buy new music for our students, and many other exciting opportunities. We hope that this will allow us to continue our vision of providing music education to all children that are interested.
Founded in 2010 by sisters Stephanie and Lily Tsai, GunnMusic@Costaño was formed as a volunteer organization to connect passionate high school musicians with eager Costaño Elementary School students to provide free music lessons. In conjunction with support from the Henry M. Gunn High School Music Program, Costaño Elementary After School Program, and Ravenswood After School Program, PAMC has continued its mission of enriching the lives of underprivileged students. This weekly program has grown in breadth and depth to offer instruction in numerous instruments. At its core, PAMC is about fostering a new generation of musicians through a collective passion and love for music. We hope you take the time to learn about our group and consider joining!
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