Why Give & How

Supporting this film will promote the concept of youth orchestras and facilitate the growth of El Sistema music programs.

In our view, this is a critical time to make this film. At a recent El Sistema gathering in Los Angeles, dozens of people expressed interest in establishing new music programs in their communities. Their big question was HOW? In the course of the film, our protagonists will lead us into a variety of music programs in very challenging public schools, charter schools, and after-school environments. Seeing their teaching experiences and understanding various program models will help answer that question of how to create new programs.

How to Make Contributions – Catticus Corporation, a registered 501(c)(3), tax ID #95-3579940, serves as our fiscal sponsor.

Catticus Corporation was established in 1980 as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity for the express purpose of sponsoring the production and distribution of educational media for public radio and television audiences. During its thirty-year history, Catticus has sponsored more than three dozen projects with cumulative budgets of over $16,000,000. Catticus Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of educators, film producers, historians and business executives.

All contributions should be made to Catticus Corporation and mailed to:

Catticus Corporation
2600 Tenth Street, Suite 319
Berkeley, CA 94710

Please note in the memo line of the check that your contribution is for Not Just the Music.

For inquiries about the project budget, please contact: Laura@blpi.tv