Young Musicians Unite Holds Annual Gala

The event helps support music education in South Florida.

Young Musicians Unite recently hosted its 11th Annual Gala at Mana Wynwood. The organization orchestrated a night of awe-inspiring performances by their talented young musicians who have dedicated themselves all year to showcase their achievements. Chaired by acclaimed actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, the gala was emceed by the Founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs, Kumya Rowley. With its Motown Gold theme, the gala raised over $1 million to provide free music education to 7,500 students in Miami-Dade for the 2024/2025 academic year. These students, through their participation in music education, have honed their musical skills and experienced personal growth, fostering a sense of community and preparing them for future leadership roles.

Student-led performances at the gala included The Jazz Collective, Avalanche, YMPA Jazz Band, Carol City Marching Band, Not Yet Published, Undercover, and Miami Beach Rock Ensemble. The celeb-centric Silent Auction included an autographed guitar by Bee Gee’s very own Barry Gibbs and luxury trips to Casablanca and Telluride, raising $64,275 for the charity.

Since 2013, Young Musicians Unite, founded by musician/performer Sammy Gonzalez, has served over 16,000 students and strongly believes that every student in Miami-Dade deserves access to music education, regardless of their socio-economic background. The organization collaborates with schools to provide free music education, which has been proven to inspire personal development, foster a sense of community, and prepare future leaders. 

Despite the limited access to arts programs in schools where it is most needed and least able to be resourced and sustained, Young Musicians Unite has stepped in to ensure that every child receives the opportunity they deserve to develop, share, and enjoy their unique talents. The organization makes it easy for schools to envision, build, and create thriving music programs, even without prior knowledge or an existing program. 

You May Also Like

American Heritage Schools and Lighthouse of Broward Hosting Benefit Concert for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The event will be a speakeasy-themed soirée featuring singer Mitch Franco.

H.O.M.E.S., Inc. Generates Over $180,000 During Annual Dinner in the Garden Event

The nonprofit helps build and rehabilitate affordable homes for lower-income families.

We R.I.S.E. for Autism Golf Classic Benefits HDS Foundation

The nonprofit organization provides opportunities to teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related disabilities.

Change 4 Dade and Chapman Partnership Team Up to Provide Safe Environment for Homeless Youth in Miami-Dade

The area has seen a 2% rise in the number of unaccompanied homeless youth over the past two years.

Other Posts

Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 14th Annual Hearts and Stars Gala Brings Celebrities to Magic City

Influencers, VIPs and tastemakers gathered to celebrate the nonprofit organization.

Solarback and Changing Lives of Boca Raton Hosts Beach Cleanup

The event honored Global Recycling Day on March 18.

American Heritage Schools’ Palm Beach Campus Wins Top Prize at Palm Beach Regional Science Exhibition

It marks the second consecutive year American Heritage Schools has received the Best in Show award.

American Cancer Society of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek Hosting Relay For Life Fundraiser

Nearly two million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2024, according to the American Cancer Society.