Music Education & Outreach
In addition to our public concerts, an important part of our mission is to inspire and enrich the lives of every child in our community through access to high quality music appreciation and education. Music knowledge is essential for students’ social and emotional well-being, and it is a critical tool for establishing equity and access.
With the help of donations from several local organizations and individuals, this year we have outreach assemblies scheduled for the Bonsall School District, and we are planning similar programs for the Fallbrook Union Elementary District. Our goal is to provide students with an integrated, progressive knowledge of classical and world music, and an understanding of the importance of music in the cultural history and development of the world in which we live.
Ramping up again after a couple of years of absence due to Covid, Fallbrook Music Society is once again helping to enrich Fallbrook and Bonsall Elementary School students, K-6th grade, with in-school educational music outreach programs. Recently, the Westwind Brass Quintet performed 15 grade and age-appropriate concerts for more than 3,000 enthusiastic students in Fallbrook, and Música de Mariachi erformed for more than 900 Bonsall elementary students. With funding from individuals and several local organizations such as Bonsall Woman’s Club, Bonsall PTA, Angel Society and Rally for Children, along with generous grant support awarded by the Music Performance Trust Fund, we were thrilled to bring these programs to our children again.
A new music program for the Boys and Girls Club of North County was launched in the summer of 2022 with a 7-week pilot ukulele class and expanded during the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters with twice-weekly continuing ukulele lessons, Master Class performances by individuals, as well as keyboard and voice instruction. The curriculum included interactive discussions of the instruments involved, how they function, make sounds and how the music gets from the music sheets to the instruments. This program is free of charge to all participating students and is made possible through generous grants from individuals and local organizations.
We are so proud that Fallbrook Music Society was named 2023 Volunteer of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of North County. The award was presented to Janet Silver, Fallbrook Music Society Board Member who is credited with creation and implementation of this new cultural enrichment partnership with the BGCNC.