Category Archives: Charities

New Violin Donated to Nashville Notes Music Program During Grammy Party

The Nashville Notes Homeschool Band was presented with a brand new violin, Sunday night, at the Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party and Benefit Gala.   The Nashville Notes Homeschool Band was founded in 1995 to provide music instruction for students schooled at home in the Greater Nashville area.  “We’re very thankful for this donation,” says program director, Sholeen Wuest. “We have 170 kids in the program, and very few instruments for those who can’t afford to purchase their own.  This instrument will be put to good use.”

Sholeen Wuest and Donna Caldwell

Sholeen Wuest and Donna Caldwell

The Grammy Viewing Party was a fundraiser for two organizations, Save the Music America and the Global Music Project.  Save The Music America is a social and educational organization that educates the public about the impact of illegal downloading, creating public support for preserving the rights of people within the creative industries and the history of American Music.  The Global Music Project uses music to help the socially conscious make a difference. Their current mission is to provide musical instruments to school children, locally and abroad.   They partnered with Mozart Violins in Irvine, California, to furnish the violin that was presented to Nashville Notes. 

Jason Chan

Jason Chan

We want to thank Jason Chan at Mozart Violins for making this moment possible!

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Get to know the kids at A.R.E.

The Alliance for Recreational Empowerment will be one of the charities that we will be supporting at our next Hollywood Meets Nashville event.  This wonderful foundation  provides a week-long summer camp and other recreational and educational activities for kids with disabilities. At the  camp, the children can swim, ride horses, boat, and a number of other fun activities that are usually denied them due to their disabilities.

This amazing organization is just one of the children’s charities that we will be raising money for with our next event, the Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Night Viewing Party.  This red carpet event will be another opportunity for the creative community of Nashville to gather together for an evening of good food, great music and unparalleled networking, while raising money to help the children of Tennessee.  There will be much more on the event in subsequent posts, but please take a moment to learn more about A.R.E.  by visiting their website,  It is our sincere wish that all of our readers support these worthy organizations, by donating time, money or support in any way you can.  I know that the children will appreciate it.