Supporting Students in Need
Our beloved School Days Series has been the centerpiece of The Music Hall’s outreach programming for two and a half decades. In that time, we’ve introduced hundreds of thousands of young people to the joys of live theater.
Several years ago we began to recognize that even our low $6 ticket price for School Days shows could be a barrier to participation. To ensure access for all, The Music Hall instituted a scholarship program aimed at local Title I schools. (Title I is a federally funded program designed to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. Schools eligible for the program have enrollments where at least 40% of the students come from low-income families.) These schools often lack the funding and support for extracurricular activities like field trips.
We launched the scholarship program three years ago, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which was matched by D.F. Richard Energy. Although the grant has concluded, our friends at D.F. Richard have graciously continued to provide scholarship funding. Measured Progress, Heinemann Publishing, Eversource Energy, and several foundations have joined in supporting the program and serving students in need. We are grateful for their contributions to this effort and our ability to fulfill our mission.
If you work at or know of a school that might benefit from the School Days Series Scholarship Program, please contact Wes Lovell at 603.766.2182.