OC Music Center in R.S.M. Starts Non-Profit to Support Music Education in South Orange County

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OC Music Center in Rancho Santa Margarita has started a non-profit charity called the OC Music Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to financially support school band and orchestra programs in South Orange County; by partnering with local PTA's in providing musical instrument rentals to students enrolled in their school band and orchestra classes.

OC Music Center in Rancho Santa Margarita has started a non-profit charity called the OC Music Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to financially support school band and orchestra programs in South Orange County; by partnering with local PTA's in providing musical instrument rentals to students enrolled in their school band and orchestra classes.

The goal of the new organization is to provide cash donations to school music programs via their PTA's and PTO’s, thereby ensuring that instrumental music stays alive and well in the public schools of South Orange County. Foundation president Jeffrey A. Gill, owner of two California music stores including OC Music Center in R.S.M., has personally provided almost $10,000.00 to get the non-profit up and running. According to Gill, the foundation hopes to donate at least ten times that amount ($100,000.00) to OC schools over the next decade.

Gill decided to personally take action in the OC after witnessing his once proud high school in the Bay Area, dwindle from two-hundred band members down to only twenty-seven musicians; this because the local elementary music programs were dropped by their district due to the seemingly never-ending state budget cutbacks. Gill wants to make sure that nothing like that happens in South Orange County. And so, although it has not been officially announced yet, the first recipient of musical instrument rental funds from the OC Music Foundation will be Melinda Heights Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita who will receive $1,000.00 for the forty band instruments they rented from OC Music in 2011.

Gill wants to encourage parents of children attending all schools in the Saddleback and Capistrano school districts to support their schools by renting musical instruments through this new non-profit foundation. Gill points out that besides helping your school, renting through the foundation is good value and has the following additional benefits:

  • Low Rental Prices
  • Brand-new YAMAHA Instruments
  • Rent-To-Own Credit
  • Hassle-Free Automatic Billing
  • Convenient Hours And Locations
  • An Easy Online Rental Process

The OC Music Foundation is a recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organization that was founded by musician/businessman Jeffrey A. Gill, himself owner of two California music stores including OC Music Center in Rancho Santa Margarita. For additional background information on Mr. Gill, the foundation or his business in Orange County, please visit ocmusicfoundation.org and ocmusiccenter.com. You may also personally visit OC Music during regular business hours. The music store address is: 29941 Aventura, Suite D in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. 92688 - on Empresa at Santa Margarita Parkway next to Papa John's.

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