FAME Staff

Berklee College of Music High School Festival in Boston MA

FAME Featured at Berklee College of Music High School Festival, Feb 10th, 2018 in Boston MA

The FAME Jazz Band will proudly represent Prince George’s County MD at the Berklee College of Music High School Festival in Boston MA, on Feb 10.  FAME’s Associate Artistic Director for this event is Mr. Alphonso Jiles; he is a Berklee Grad, President of the Washington DC Berklee Alum Chapter, and Director of Instrumental Music at Wise High School.

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The FAME Jazz Band Annual Concert

The FAME Jazz Band Annual Concert

Sunday, May 5, 2018 • 5PM

University of Maryland School of Music
2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Band Room, #2540
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

More information to Follow!

Tis the Season! Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

4:00pm
Doors open at 3:30 pm

Special Guests

Richard Payne Trio
FAME Jazz Band & Nat Adderley, Jr.
Divine Dance Institute
Largo High School Choir

 

Presented by

FAME – Foundation for the Advancement
of Music & Education, Inc.

Derrick Leon Davis (District 6)
Prince George’s County Council Chairman

Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Kay Theatre

University of Maryland, College Park

University Boulevard & Stadium Dr.

College Park, Maryland 20742

Tickets: $15
Seniors: $10

Reserve your tickets
301-405-2787 or at

Clarice Ticket Office — Click here

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FAME Jazz Band Program Auditions Open

Visit FAME Jazz Band Website:  www.FAMEJazzBand.org 

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The Artistic Director is an international pianist, songwriter, and composer Nat Adderley, Jr.; also known for his work as music director for music icon Luther Vandross. Dr. Clarence Knight, esteemed educator, and musician is the Assistant Artistic Director.

 

Auditions are now Open! Click Here!

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Application Process

Online application

Teacher Recommendation Form

FAME Jazz Band Program Flyer

FAME Jazz Band FAQs 2017-2018

Fee Waiver Application Scholarship

 

 

 

Songwriting Workshop Featuring Eric Roberson was a great turnout!

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This was the close out song from the 3rd annual songwriting workshop with FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.. From 9 am to 4am the FAME Students wrote and performed songs and learned from Eric Roberson, D Maurice DMo Macklin, Aaron Hardin, Reginald Payne & Micah D. E. Robinson. It was amazing watching these young people create today and please support FAME. Our kids need more music programs. http://fameorg.org/ Thank you A Toni Lewis for having us for the 3rd year.

WHEN: Upcoming Songwriting Workshop July 2018 TBD
Registration: 8:30am
Workshop: 9am – 4pm

WHERE: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland College Park, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

REGISTRATION: Check by for Upcoming Workshop dates for 2018!

Open to aspiring songwriters
Grades 7 thru 12
Registration is mandatory. FEE: $10.

 

Please bring lunch.

 

Grammy Nominated, award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries in an industry predominantly influenced by major record labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio. His countless achievements as an independent artist have established him as a successful leader. An outstanding storyteller, Eric’s music is relatable, allowing him to form personal connections with each of his listeners.

His music is influenced by elements of music styles varying from Soul, Rhythm & Blues, House, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock and more, inhibiting him from being confined or limited to any one genre of music.

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Sponsors: The Hon. Derrick Leon Davis,
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, PEPCO,
MNCPPC Parks and Recreation

 

 

13TH ANNIVERSARY & AWARDS CELEBRATION

Congratulations!

Thank you for celebrating FAME’s 13th Anniversary and the esteemed 2017 awardees who made significant contributions to improving the lives of our youth and communities, with a special thanks to all of our Anniversary & Corporate Sponsors.

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13TH ANNIVERSARY & AWARDS CELEBRATION booklet!

 

 

Save the Date: FAME’s 13th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

FAME’s 13th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

Thursday, July 27, 2017 • 6PM

Newton White Mansion

2708 Enterprise Road

Mitchellville, MD 20721

Awardees to be Announced

 

Host

Tony Richards, WHUR-FM 96.3/ Sirius/XM

 

 

General Admission Ticket $90

VIP Ticket $125

 

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

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Anniversary & Corporate Partners

Prince George’s County Government

Derrick Leon Davis Chair, Prince George’s County Council (District 6)

Todd Turner, Prince George’s County Council Member (District 4)

University of Maryland College Park School of Music

PEPCO

The Washington Informer

Innovative Study Techniques

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Your investment this year resulted in FAME positively impacting the lives of over 1500 youth

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Dear Friends

This year FAME celebrated 12 years of providing youth of many socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with access to rigorous educational experiences, scholarships, instruments, intensive summer technology camps, cultural and artistic excursions, and much more.
Statistics indicate that children who participate in music, likely to earn higher grades and score better on standardized tests.
FAME is dedicated to bringing equity in learning to children who live in poverty and those who attend under-resourced schools. FAME is proud to be in the forefront of a renewed spirit and energy when it comes to young people, the performing arts, and education.

 

Because of Friends like you, FAME’s impact has grown through creative and timely programs.   We are honored to have you with us as we strive to build upon our achievements.

 

Your investment this year resulted in FAME positively impacting the lives of over 1500 youth 

 

1100 hours: of academic tutoring in STEM, SAT Prep, organization and study skills

 

35 students: received scholarships for year round individual music lessons

 

Two Signature Summer Technology Camps: 74 rising 8th through 12th graders received intensive state-of-the-art music technology training. 2017 goal: 100 students.  Partners:  University of Maryland School of Music, Prince George’s County Government & School System.

 

80 students: attended songwriting workshop conducted by Grammy nominated, award winning singer, composer and producer Eric Roberson

 

In-school & after school assistance: included purchase, donation, maintenance, and repair of musical of instruments; and provided instructors, materials, equipment, and supplies

 

Music, Academics & Culture:  17 middle and high school youth participated in the FAME Jazz Band Program: year-round high caliber music & academic instruction. This year students performed at two major festivals, 10 events and received weekly one-on-one STEM tutoring.

 

Advocate for cultural arts education: Advocate for cultural arts education intergenerational Community Concerts and Events to educate families and communities on the importance of music education and cultural arts in the lives of our youth.

 

Two Spelling Bees: sponsored in Washington DC and Prince George’s County, to support and strengthen middle school students’ language arts/literacy skills.

 

Your gift will enable FAME to sustain and expand its programming while providing rewarding, yet life changing educational experiences for more underserved youth to thrive.

Any gift, no matter how large or small will directly help FAME provide music and academic training through our programs and activities that benefit underserved youth, and fill the void where school education and cultural arts programs are limited.

 

Click here to make a gift!

 

Take 5 Minutes to Empower a Youth!!

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Dear Friends

This year FAME celebrated 12 years of providing youth of many socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with access to rigorous educational experiences, scholarships, instruments, intensive summer technology camps, cultural and artistic excursions, and much more.

Our goals are to increase student’s enthusiasm for learning, improve academic achievement, incentivize youth to stay in school, and provide exposure outside community walls.

Statistics indicate that children who participate in music, likely to earn higher grades and score better on standardized tests.

FAME is dedicated to bringing equity in learning to children who live in poverty and those who attend under-resourced schools.  FAME is proud to be in the forefront of a renewed spirit and energy when it comes to young people, the performing arts, and education.

Because of Friends like you, FAME’s impact has grown through creative and timely programs.  We are honored to have you with us as we strive to build upon our achievements.

Any gift, no matter how large or small…

will directly help FAME provide music and academic training through our programs and activities that benefit underserved youth, and fill the void where school education and cultural arts programs are limited.

Your investment this year resulted in FAME positively impacting the lives of over 1500 youth 

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My gift of:

 

$150 Send a Kid to FAME Camp: music technology and summer enrichment (5 days)




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$125 A month of Music lessons & supplies




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$100 Instrument maintenance & tuning for a partner school




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$79 An hour of STEM tutoring and College Prep




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$50 Instrument rental for a month




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$30 A private music lesson




 


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If you would like to give another amount click here!




If you would like to give a gift certificate to support a current FAME student, call us with the students name at 301-805-5358.

Your gift is 100% tax deductible

 

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Other ways to give your gift today.

Mail: P O Box 2228, Bowie, MD  20720

FAX: 240-554-1555

Call: 301-805-5358

Click here to download form

 

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Get A Slice of FAME: A Fundraiser for Arts Education – Thursday, October 20th at The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family

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Join us!

 

A Fundraiser for Arts Education

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11AM – 10 PM

Live Music
4 PM – 9 PM

The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family

4509 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20740
301-422-8122

http://www.ledorestaurant.com

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to FAME-Foundation for the Advancement of
Music & Education to support programs to keep live quality music in our schools.

 

I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Small Pizza — Donation $9.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Medium Pizza — Donation $11.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Large Pizza — Donation $16.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Another Amount




 

Mention Promo Code: FAME when placing your order

or Present this flyer!

 

FAME Partners

The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family
University of Maryland School of Music
United Parcel Service (UPS)
PEPCO
Council Chair, Derrick Leon Davis (D-6)
Council Vice Chair, Dannielle M. Glaros (D-3)
Council Member Todd Turner (D-4)
The Resource Firm

 

FAME is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music,
education, programs, and experiences. Its goals are to increase student’s enthusiasm for learning, improve academic achievement,
reduce the dropout rate of at-risk and low income youth and provide exposure outside community walls.
FAME believes that Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) with the Arts create STEAM.