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Imagine how our communities would be without Music...

How Does SBMA Keep the Music Playing?

South Bay Music Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which provides financial support for all of the music teachers in El Segundo. The funding is provided through a mini-grant program established due to COVID-19. 

Value of Music to Our Students

Students that play musical instruments are shown to be high achievers in school and often display extraordinary self-discipline and a greater appreciation for their education. 


Funded by the generosity of your ongoing donations that continue to keep the music playing.

SBMA Provides Support to 

El Segundo Music Teachers

The South Bay Music Association provided over $5000 in mini-grant funding to support music instruction in the El Segundo School District. Each music teacher in the District submitted a request for funding to assist with instruction due to COVID-19.

Two rounds of grants were approved by the SBMA Board during the 2020-2021 school year. The grants provided funding to the Elementary, ESHS and Middle School band programs to assist in purchasing equipment and music specific to how the class may operate under the COVID-19 restrictions. In addition, SBMA provided funding to hire monthly guest instructors to give the students extra assistance in learning their instruments. The Board is planning to continue this type of mini-grant support in future years.

The arts, and especially music, are a necessity to a well-rounded education. This is not only because music helps create better students and employees, but also because the human soul depends on emotional and artistic expression to balance its existence. Now is the time for dreamers, or ‘artistic types,’ to help with innovative ways to make our schools operate and provide the level of opportunity the students deserve. 

It takes a village for this to succeed, and you are our village. We appreciate your support of this COVID-19 Music Education Outreach Program. Any amount will help us continue this initiative. To make a tax-deductible donation today click here to donate via PayPal, or send a check, made out to SBMA, to 501 California, El Segundo, CA 90245.