The Mockingbird Foundation invites parents, teachers, schools, camps, churches, and friends to send photographs of your relative, neighbor, or youth group playing music. Submissions will be compiled into a large mosaic, printed in poster form, from which all proceeds will directly benefit music education for children. To illustrate our plan, for now we have a low-resolution draft using images from CD covers.

Original photographs may be mailed to 6948 Luther Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021. Digital images (either from a digital camera, or which you have scanned) can be emailed to ellis(at) Both the youth (18 years old or younger) and their instrument(s) should be clearly visible, though pictures of youth singing or dancing are welcomed as well. Submissions become the property of the Mockingbird Foundation, for use in fundraising and related promotions.

The Mockingbird Foundation was organized in 1996 and incorporated in 1997 by a group of Phish fans dedicated to funding music education for children on an all-volunteer basis. The Foundation has no paid staff, no salaries, no office, no debt, and few assets. Thus far, the Foundation has made over $170,000 in grants of $5,000 or less. We anticipate additional grants, and additional projects, to be announced this coming fall and winter.