The Brad Schoener Memorial Fund provides arts education experiences that help build responsible students who grow into outward-focused adults engaged in strengthening their communities. Since 2013, the Schoener Fund has brought high-quality and enriching music education programs to Upper Darby children through our MusicMan Academy. This seven-week summer program for school-aged children consists of workshops located throughout Upper Darby that offer instruction in a variety of musical instruments at all skill levels, and is taught by experienced teaching artists.
The mission of the Brad Schoener Memorial Fund is to support the musical abilities and aspirations of instrumental music students in the Upper Darby School District through the funding of instruments, instruction, and experiences for interested and talented students who might not otherwise have the opportunities due to personal circumstances.
Brad had hoped to accomplish three goals with this fund:
- provide lessons for talented students who may not be able to afford them
- provide instruments for all elementary students who have the desire to learn
- establish a summer music camp for elementary students