Monday, November 7, 2016 - On Friday, November 4, Reverb.com joined over 350 guests at Chicago's Lacuna Lofts to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The People's Music School (TPMS.) With the help of donors, attendees, and sponsors - including in-kind sponsor, Reverb.com - The People’s Music School raised $230,000.
The People's Music School is the only completely free music school, delivering over 100,000 hours of music mentorship every year to more than 500 underserved students. Money raised at the event will cover a significant portion of the school’s operating costs, enabling the organization to provide tuition-free music programs to over 600 students across Chicago this year.
Paying homage to four decades of impacting more than 10,000 students, the event featured five performances from TPMS student artists, culminating in a finale performed with Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who was honored at the event. Reverb.com sponsored the event photo booth, providing several vintage instruments to be used as props.
To support the role that music can play in building future leaders and citizens of character, you can make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking here or texting TPMS to 243725.
Reverb.com is the online marketplace to buy, sell and learn about new, used, vintage and handmade music gear. Since launching in 2013, Reverb.com has grown into the world’s most popular music gear website with more than seven million monthly website visits. At any given time, the site has roughly half a million listings ranging from electric, acoustic and bass guitars to effects, studio gear, synthesizers, drums, DJ equipment, orchestra instruments and more.