A musician's instrument is a means of expression, a tool for connecting with others, and an old friend in times of tragedy. Music is a healing energy like no other and we can join together to provide this type of "medicine" to help heal the children who are suffering in Haiti. Haitian born symphony conductor, Dr. Jean Montes, the Director of Orchestral Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, devotes a considerable amount of his time to developing young musicians. He is the Artistic Directors of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras and leads musical programs for youth development in cities all over the world. Every summer he returns home to Haiti to work with children who rely on music as an outlet. Now, more than ever, they need the comfort and emotional outlet that musical expression provides. Most of their instruments and supplies were lost in the recent tragedies in Haiti. Dr. Montes invites you to make a difference in their lives. It is his goal to provide each of these young Haitian musicians with a replacement instrument (check your attics, basements and closets), supplies and music to heal their hearts and give them a sense of hope for the future.
You are invited to donate items listed below or make a monetary contribution toward the purchase of these items. All instruments and supplies will be personally delivered by Dr. Montes to the youth musicians of Haiti.