The Roots of Music is honored to be a 2024 recipient of The Lewis Prize for Music

The Roots of Music is special

We believe that music can be the transformative force in the lives of our students

Your support means that you’re giving towards sustaining their empowerment through music education, academic tutoring, support and mentorship. Within our after school programs we also provide round trip transportation, daily meals, performance opportunities, studio production classes, and instrument repair and maintenance.

Our programming is fully encircled around all of our children by offering programming for ages 5 – 18. Our newest program, Sprouts of Music, introduces music fundamentals to the littlest ages 5 – 8. Our world renowned Marching Crusaders students are ages 9 – 14. The Roots Academy studio program is for our students ages 15 – 18.

Our goal is to provide our students with the resources they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives.

THANK YOU for supporting The Roots of Music.

How your donation is used:


1 Music Stand


25 Saxophone or Clarinet Reeds


10 Band Method Books


Transportation 1 Bus/1Day


4 hot meals for 200 kids


6 Trumpets

Support our mission to keep NOLA’s music alive:

Your check may be mailed to:

The Roots of Music
1020 N. Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

There are other ways to give:

Donor Advised Funds

Charitable Lead Trusts

Stocks and more

Donor Advised Funds

Charitable Lead Trusts

Stocks and more

Contact Erica Spruille, Director of Development, with any questions at

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We Believe music has the power to transform lives