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 $1,500,000.
Hear the band tell the tale of Tunes for Tots.
Union Grove High School Guitar Club, McDonough GA - guitars
Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Athens GA –Orff instruments and riser
Lovejoy High School, Clayton County– Marching Band Instruments
Trion Middle/High School – Trion, NW GA - marching band instruments
Eagles Landing High School – Henry County - Orchestra instruments
Rothschild Middle School & Kendrick High School – Columbus, GA -
Orchestra instruments and 27 station Computer Lab & Finale software.
Muscogee County School District – Columbus GA - Orff Instruments for lower schools of the county.
Place Bridge Academy – Denver Co - Orff instruments and classroom equipment
Winder-Barrow High School Band (County School) -Instrument Storage Lockers $40,000 and Instruments $130,000
Cairo High School - Cairo, GA - Instruments and speakers $70,000
The Little School- Clarkesville, GA - Instruments, children's music kits, classroom keyboards, classroom library, 5 computers
Fairview Elementary School - Demorest, GA - Stage curtains $6,800, smartboard for classroom $2,400, instruments and 30 classroom guitars $4,000
Jordan Vocational High School - Columbus, GA - Percussion and wind instruments.
Redan High School - Stone Mountain, Ga - Marching Band Instruments
2012 Schools This concert was held in Charlotte, NC with proceeds going to the following NC public schools.
Eaton-Johnson Middle School- Henderson, NC -Marching band instruments and Piano Lab teaching system.
Henderson Middle School - Henderson, NC - Orchestra instruments
Webb High School - Oxford, NC - Marching band instrument
Windsor Forest High School- Savannah, GA- marching band instruments and equipment, orchestra instruments and equipment
Rex Mill Middle School- Rex, GA- orchestra instruments and electronic equipment and software
South Jackson Elementary- Athens, GA- percussion instruments
Garinger High School - Charlotte, NC -marching band instruments and equipment, orchestra instruments and equipment.
Eastway Middle School - Charlotte, NC - orchestra instruments.
Windsor Park Elementary - Charlotte, NC - String instruments and Piano Lab w/ 25 stations.
For photos of the event and past school recipients visit us on Facebook. To purchase a copy of the show visit Livewidespreadpanic.com
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
Check out Tunes For Tot's Facebook Page!