Positive Notes is a project of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Positive Notes was established to support music education in Bucks County schools that have either reduced or eliminated their instrumental music programs. We do this by collecting instruments (and financial contributions to purchase instruments) and by raising funds for after-school teachers for YOBC's Students In Concert program.

Positive Notes is now expanding its mission. Along with fundraising for Students In Concert, we are offering instrumental lesson videos that are available to all students on this website. Beginner SIC students can also set up free, private lessons with our board of volunteer, advanced student tutors through video chat or in person. 

Recently we have had the opportunity to help two international nonprofits start music programs for children. Last summer, we delivered musical recorders and a lesson plan and music book we developed to Sueños, a nonprofit that provides educational support to children in Antigua, Guatemala. This year, we have been collecting brass instruments for Sylvia's Children, which supports a school in Masaka, Uganda.

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