Category Archives: Donations


The Mona Shores Orchestra Announces

Our First Ever…


Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association’s general fund to support our orchestra students.  If we reach our goal, no additional fundraisers for the general fund will be held this school year.

No selling – No buying – No products to deliver

Please make a donation!

No amount is too big or too small.  Cash and Check donations are currently being accepted by all orchestra students until October 5, or make a quick and easy donation


If every orchestra student collects five $10 donations ($50 total)  we will meet our goal.

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Chili’s Give Back


The High School Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the National Orchestra Festival taking place this coming March in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an incredible honor and an amazing educational opportunity for our students. Please  help us with a special congrats to Mrs. De Rose and the high school students who earned this special honor!

With such a big event, comes large expenses to make this happen. The Orchestra Parents Association (MSOPA) is hard at work to raise the funds necessary for this trip. The MSOPA has some really fun, amazing, great fundraisers in the work and we will be announcing them all with more details on the trip very soon.

One of the MSOPA first fundraising efforts is a Chili’s Give Back Event Wednesday, October 5. Simply go to the newly remodeled Chili’s on Henry Street and eat an amazing meal at Chili’s that day. You have to bring a voucher with you and one for each guest in your party, and Chili’s will give 15% of your check to the orchestra program.

Here is a PDF link to the voucher: chilis-give-back-event-voucher-mona-shores-orchestra-october-5-2016

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing everyone at Chili’s on Wed.

Support, Merchandise, Sales, Volunteer

Window ClingMany people have been at work to bring Mona Shores Orchestra merchandise, fundraising events, donations, and organize volunteers together to make MSO 2015-2016 year a success. The group has put together merchandise products you might enjoy, to coupons to save you money throughout the year, and awesome floral fundraising event with Chalet Floral.

photo 1A new Support menu tab has been created to explain how to donate, purchase or volunteer and where the funds will go to. For more information on the Window Clings, Tumblers, Chalet Floral, etc. visit

Thank You Muskegon Center For The Arts

Ruth Bolles RuthBolles2The Save The Strings fundraiser was a huge success!! Generated over $1300 dollars that will help students finance the performance trip to Italy in 2016. Thank you to all the people who place bids and won.

Thank you to all of the creative artists for their hard work transforming the instruments into amazing pieces of art. Thank you to the Muskegon Center For The Arts and the Red Lotus Gallery for their efforts promoting the fundraiser and displaying the art in the gallery, as well as hosting a fantastic opening event with the Fiddlers.


Special thanks to Cat Jackson for her talent, support and coordination, for this would have not been possible without her.

Help us thank everyone by visiting and shopping local.

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Muskegon Center for the Arts/Red Lotus Gallery
356 W Western, Muskegon, MI
Located in the Century Club Building

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday  10am – 4pm

The SaveThe String Artists:
Cat Jackson
Catherine Swiatek
Charlie Brown
Ginny Gilbert
Jan Grant
Jill Farkas
Joy VanderVen
Laurie Hieftje
Lon Hieftje
Michael Schaafsma
Ruth Bolles
Sarah Barnard
Thomas Thoebe
Anna Eldenbrady


Giving Tuesday

Middle School Playing PIc

Today is the third annual Giving Tuesday. Two days of deals with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was created to give back to families, charities, community centers and students. Its a simple idea but a great way for you or your company to help our students.

The Mona Shores Orchestra Association makes it possible for the Mona Shores Orchestra Program to realize the extraordinary. The generosity of parents, volunteers, and donors helps the orchestra program cover the gap between school funding and all of the demands of being a world-class orchestra. Donations and Fundraising like Save The Strings are needed so we can as many students as possible on the Italy Performance Tour.

The Mona Shores Orchestra Association depends upon your goodwill. To that end, there are several ways to contribute including individual donations to the association’s annual fund directly or through the United Way, Business Advertising, or a donation to the Mona Shores Orchestra Edquist Memorial Fund via the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

Mona Shores Orchestra Association is a 501 C(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law, plus Michigan Tax Credit for Community Foundations.

PDF Link: Donation Flyer 2013-14.pages Donation Flyer 2013-14