MUSIC CONNECTION

The sound of success starts with you.

MUSIC TO EVERYONE'S EARS

Supporting over 6,000 students

The Music Connection is open by appointment.

To rent an instrument, please select “Request an Instrument” below.  To come into our office for any other reason such as returning an instrument, making a payment or to repair an instrument, please select “Office Appointment”.

Summer Music Camps

The Music Connection is proud to present our Summer Music Camps, made possible by the generous support of our donors and partners! 

Elementary
Band Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
8:30am-10:30am

Under the Direction of: 
Bill Gantt, Wendy Scott, and Chris Pimentel

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone.

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.

Elementary
Strings Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
9:00am – 10:50am

Under the Direction of: 
Cody Alves, Stephanie Hawks

Cost: Free!

Location: Vintage High School
Choir Room
1375 Trower Ave. (Napa)

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello 

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.


Elementary
Choir Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
8:30am – 10:30am

Under the Direction of: 
Alan U’Ren and Kortney Cole

Cost: Free!

Location: Redwood Middle School
Music Room
3600 Oxford St. (Napa)

Open to All Students

This workshop is open to current 4th – 5th grade students.


Middle School
Band Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
11:00am-1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Bill Gantt, Wendy Scott, and Chris Pimentel

Cost: Free!

Location: Unidos Middle School
Multi Use Room & Music Rooms
1850 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 

Instruments: All Instruments

This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Middle School
 Strings Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
11:00am – 1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Cody Alves, Stephanie Hawks, Christopher Slough

Cost: Free!

Location: Vintage High School Choir Room
1375 Trower Ave. (Napa)

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello

This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Middle School
Choir Camp

June 20 – June 23
& June 27 – June 30
11:00am – 1:00pm

Under the Direction of: 
Alan U’Ren and Kortney Cole

Cost: Free!

Location: Redwood Middle School
Music Room
3600 Oxford St. (Napa)

All Students Welcome


This workshop is open to current 6th – 8th grade students.

Musical Theater
Camp

July 18th – August 6th
11:00am – 3:00pm

Under the Direction of: Patty Profitt

Cost: Free!

Locations: 
Napa High Little Theater – 2475 Jefferson St. (Napa, CA) Performance week at Napa Valley College Theater.

Performance Dates:
August 5th 7:00pm and August 6th 2:00pm and 7:00pm

This workshop is open to current 6th – 12th grade students

High School
A Capella Camp

June 20-23 and June 27-30 
9:00am – 1:00pm

Performance on June 30 (time TBD)

Under the Direction of: Duncan Cooper

Cost: Free!

Location:
Napa High School Choir Room – 2475 Jefferson St. (Napa, CA)

All Students Welcome

This workshop is open to current 9th – 12th grade students.

MUSIC TO EVERYONE'S EARS

About the Music Connection

Since 1997, the Music Connection has been dedicated to connecting 4th – 12th grade students with music — regardless of their ability to pay — by providing quality musical instruments, music camps, workshops, and performances for more than 6,000 students each year.

Students can select from instruments including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola and cello. Instruments are rented to 71% of students for only $10 per month.

Music Connection is currently open by appointment only. 

Contact the Music Connection: 707-259-8565

The arts are always the first programs to be cut when funding runs short.
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Ways to get involved

Band and String Buddies

Band and String Buddies is a free afterschool program that pairs 4th and 5th grade band and string students with a personalized musician “buddy” — either a high school student or a music teacher. This weekly extracurricular time together builds student engagement and skill for the more than 75 students who participate.

Valley Honor Band and Orchestra

The Honor String Orchestra and Honor Band for middle school students is a free afterschool program that focuses on expanding technique, tuning and pedagogy. It lays the foundation for music theory and musicianship and is a vital program for continuing middle school students’ music education due to classroom program cuts.

Summer Music Workshops

Summer Music Workshops are two-week music camps offering 4th – 8th grade participants a total of 24 hours of music instruction — the equivalent of an entire year of music instruction at the elementary level. Led by NVUSD music teachers, with high school students serving as mentors, these camps expand upon what has been taught in the classroom and focus on the fundamentals of music education.

Music Festival Days

Music Festival Days bring together 5th – 12th grade band, strings and choral musicians. The elementary and middle school students perform and work with their future music teacher(s), while the high school students act as mentors and hosts to the younger musicians. These nine days of music, learning and collaborating each culminate with a concert performed by the 300 students from all grade levels.

Instrument Rental & Sales

Band Instruments

FLUTE/CLARINET: new $30.00, used $25.00
TRUMPET/TROMBONE: new $35.00, used $30.00
SAXOPHONE: new $70.00, used $65.00

String Instruments

VIOLIN: new $20.00, used $15.00
VIOLA: new $25.00, used $20.00
CELLO: new $50.00, $45.00

Donate an Instrument

Please send us an email with your name, contact info, and the instrument you would like to donate, sign up for rentals