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Boles Fire


Hello Loves!

Long time no talk to. Im here today to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Last week, on September 15, a horrible fire called the Boles Fire ripped through the northern part of a town just a few miles south of where I live. 

While I was under evacuation orders myself, luckily my house came out of the whole thing undamaged. However, in just few short hours, the fire had destroyed or damaged over 150 structures.  Many were not as lucky as I was. 

Among other things, the fire partially damaged the local elementary school. Even sadder, it completely destroyed the school’s music room. All Sheet music, instruments, and equipment were lost. 

Right now the school is asking for donations of playable student instruments or cash to help replace those that were lost. I was wondering if my lovely community here would be willing to help out! If so, send me a message and I will get you whatever details you need! 


So, I set up a paypal donation through my account, if that’s easier for you guys. I will pass on 100% of the money donated directly to the music teacher myself. 

Make a Paypal donation here

If you want to make a donation, but don’t want to go through paypal, you can send a check made out to “Weed Elementary Music Program” and send it to

Mt. Shasta School Division
595 East Alma St.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96097

If you send a check to the above address, the District will send you a tax deduction letter for your records.

ALSO, you can donate an Instrument! If any of you have an old (but working!) student level instrument in your closet, please message me and we will figure out how to ship it over to the school!  


Pictured above is actually from my friends house. She lost everything in that same fire, including her French Horn and flute.  


Manuscript title page of J.S. Bach’s work The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080. (x)

Wouldn’t it be great if music education went viral?


- The 13th Chair


I think I have the wrong part…

a million miles away


Igor Stravinsky, Berlin, 1929. Photo by Felix H. Man.

clarinet (by eric marchal)