I’m very pleased and excited to take on the Fanfare project! This is such a lovely, straightforward idea and a wonderful way to give back to the musicians who enrich our lives. In return for the joy and comfort music gives us, we can bring joy and comfort to others.
The idea is very simple: fans coming together to give money to charities in honor of their favorite musicians. As individuals, the donations don’t have to be much, just what you can afford. The important thing is to donate regularly – charities find it helpful to be able to rely on steady donations. A small trickle of donations easily becomes a flood when fans join up to give steadily. Already the members of Fanfare for Jimmy Page have donated nearly $1,000!
Memories in Music wants to expand this idea, and is looking for other fans to help. Who is your favorite musician? Who do you want to thank for the joy their music has brought you? Which charities do they support? Let us know – we’ll set up a Fanfare group. If you’re part of a fan mailing list, website or fan club, invite your fellow fans to join you! Together we can all make a difference.
To join or start a Fanfare List for your favorite musician or band, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fanfare” in the subject line, and we’ll be off!
This is fandom in a new light, fans coming together to bring light to others. Come join us!