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Freesax Garden Party May 18th Tickets

The 2nd Annual Freesax Garden Party Fundraiser! May 18th, 2014 2-5 p.m. Rossmoor, California. Tickets are only $20.00 per person (kids free with adult tickets). Live Music, free refreshments, beer and wine, raffle items, and more! Come join the fun!

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Yearly Fundraiser A Successful Night of Music

Our March 9 Concert at McGaugh Elementary School in Seal Beach was a smashing success!  We were pleased to see so many generous donors in attendance to enjoy the amazing student and professional groups that performed for us.  Because of your generous support, we were able to raise nearly $3,000 to fund this year’s program […]

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Arrowbear Music Camp Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Nestled in the San Bernardino mountains, between Big Bear and Arrowhead, Arrowbear music camp is an amazing place for young musicians to develop their skills and forge lifelong friendships. The camp has an excellent reputation, and has been in operation since 1942. Fred R. Peters, our founder, was a proud supporter of Arrowbear throughout his […]

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Landfill Harmonic Program

It’s hard to pay attention to every new Internet phenomenon that comes along, but one of the ones that has grabbed our interest this past year is crowd-funding. Platforms like Kickstarter, Razoo, and Indiegogo (in the USA) offer ways for independent projects to raise money – for creative endeavors or inventions, for example. These websites […]

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Benefits of Music In the Classroom: Think Music

 The primary goal of the Freesax Foundation is to promote awareness and keep music education in the public-school curriculum. Every music teacher feels a sense of pride when one of the students she started on her first instrument in fifth grade goes on to study music in college and become a music teacher in turn. […]

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December Recital Raises Funds and an Instrument

The 2012 December Chamber Music Recital, organized by Chris McCarthy for the benefit of the Freesax Foundation, was a great success.  Wylder Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach hosted the event for free, and the performers donated their time, playing an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music.  The concert raised several […]

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New Study Suggests Actual Cost of Music Education Extremely Low

When district budgets have to be tightened, funding for arts and music education is often at the top of the list of potential cuts. But how much does it actually save to cut music education from public schools? A recent study, the first of its kind, suggests that the cost of keeping music education in […]

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Long Beach City College Commercial Music Program in Peril

The Freesax Foundation has become aware of yet another music program in danger of being eliminated. The Long Beach City College Commercial Music program is in jeopardy. Budget cuts are threatening to wipe out the program. Whenever budget concerns arise, music seems to be the first victim as programs are continually slashed. The LBCC program […]

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Freesax Foundation Awarded Wal-Mart Foundation Grant for 2012

The Freesax Foundation’s directors, Fred S. Peters, Melissa Moran and Rosemary Peters, are thrilled to announce that the Fred R. Peters Freesax Foundation for Music Education has been awarded a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to help underwrite our programs for the 2012 school year!  Facility #6613, the Sam’s Club store in the Long Beach […]

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CSULB Students take home Freesax Foundation’s 2012 Scholarship Awards

The Freesax Foundation is thrilled to announce our CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory of Music scholarship winners for 2012!  We increased our scholarship awards from $500 to $600 each and are proud to support these two talented students.  This year, the winner of our Music Education scholarship is David Myer, a clarinetist in his Junior year […]

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