Tunes For Tots
Widespread Panic believes that art education, and in particular music education, is integral to the overall education and advancement of children. Art allows for personal expression, appreciation of ideas, celebration of cultural awareness, sharing emotions, and gives purpose to life. Widespread Panic agrees with research findings that art education supports more traditional academic subjects as well as being a worthy pursuit in its own right.
Photos of the event are now available on WP Facebook page.
Tunes For Tots began in 2005. Widespread Panic held their first Tunes for Tots charity VIP cocktail party and concert at Atlanta’s Roxy Theater, raising over $100,000 to purchase musical instruments for Georgia Public Schools. To date, the organization has raised over $2,000,000.
Hear the band tell the tale of Tunes for Tots.
2005 -2007– The Roxy in ATL
2008 – Tabernacle in ATL
2009 – No Event held
2010 – The Center Stage ATL
2011 – Georgia Theatre ATH
2012 – The Fillmore Charlotte, NC (proceeds went to NC public schools)
2013 – The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ATL
2014 – The Fillmore Charlotte, NC (proceeds went to NC public schools)
2015 – No Event Held
2016 – The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Hidden Valley Elementary – Charlotte, NC – Orff Percussion Instruments
Windsor Park Elementary – Charlotte, NC – Orff Percussion Instruments, Orchestra Instruments, Suzuki 10 piano lab teaching system.
Eastway Middle School – Charlotte, NC – Orchestra Instruments
Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School – Charlotte, NC – Orchestra Instruments and electronic equipment and software.
Grainger High School – Charlotte, NC – Marching band and Orchestra Instruments and equipment.
Windsor Forest High School – Savannah, Ga – Marching band and Orchestra Instruments and equipment.
Rex Middle School – Rex GA – Orchestra Instruments and electronic equipment and software.
Jackson County Elementary Schools – 7 primary schools in Jackson Co. – Orff Percussion Instruments
Eaton-Johnson Middle School – Henderson, NC – Marching band instruments & Piano Lab teaching system,
Henderson Middle School – Henderson, NC – Orchestra instruments
Webb High School – Oxford, NC – Marching Band instruments
Jordan Vocational High School – Columbus, GA – Percussion and wind instruments
Redan High School – Stone Mountain, GA – Marching Band Instruments
Cairo High School – Cairo GA – Instruments and speakers
The Little School – Clarkesville, GA Instruments, 5 Computers, Classroom keyboards, Music Library & children’s music kits.
Fairview Elementary School – Demorest, GA – Stage curtain, smartboard, instruments and 30 classroom guitars.
Place Bridge Academy – Denver Co –Orff instruments and classroom equipment
Winder-Barrow High School Band (County School) Instrument Storage Lockers and Instruments. Michael Oubre class performed at the 2010 VIP Party
Muscogee County School District – Columbus GA- Orff Instruments to lower schools of the county
Rothschild Middle School & Kendrick High School – Columbus, GA- Orchestra instruments and 27 station Computer Lab & Finale software
Trion Middle/High School – Trion, NW GA – marching band instruments
Eagles Landing High School McDonough, GA- Orchestra instruments
Union Grove High School Guitar Club, McDonough, GA- Acoustic Guitars
Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Athens GA –Orff instruments and a riser
Lovejoy High School – Clayton County, GA– Marching Band Instruments
Tunes for Tots not only benefits public schools but a portion of the fund goes to Nuçi’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA, who administrates the fund.
Cash donations are accepted year round.
Make checks out to “Nuçi’s Space.”
In memo or info line please specify “Tunes For Tots”
Attn: Bob Sleppy
396 Oconee St
Athens, GA 30601