BOOKS, BRUSHES & BANDS FOR EDUCATION welcomes you
Mission Statement: Exposure, experience, & exploration available through the literary, visual & musical arts are essential to the potential of every child.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit community organization connecting families to educational opportunities through the literary, visual & musical arts. Founded in 2000.
Discount Cards Are Here!
Each card has discounts for 17 different locations throughout Northwest Indiana, including local businesses such as El Taco Real, Munster Donuts, Olympia Lanes, House of Pizza, Miss Print, and more.
All proceeds from the cards will go towards buying new instruments.
Cards may be purchased in-office during office hours for no additional processing and shipping costs. Call to order yours before sold. (219) 932-3232
Cards are limited to the first 250 purchases.
To purchase online, click here. Online fees and shipping apply.
About & Beyond the Arts
We would like to thank all of those who took the time out to participate in the making of this video.
Our goal for this video was to show how everyone is welcome to join in a 90-second video,
but our families made it into something so much more that touched all of us. Thank you.
Second Annual Edition
Our second annual Book Brigade: A Call to Action was a huge success and is still happening!
Our goal this year was to collect 3,000 books throughout the month of August, which was double what we were able to collect the previous year. We ended up collecting a total of 5,102 books.
As of November 1st 1,824 books have been distribute throughout Hammond, Indiana. Brigadiers will take to the sidewalks again in spring of 2015. Books are distributed at events, open houses, BBB4E concerts, at local schools, and more.
Gently used books can always be donated to BBB4E at the Merge building, 5920 Hohman Ave. in Hammond, IN.
For more information about the project, how you can donate, or be a brigadier, click here.
BBB4E will be hosting an Open House from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in its office location in the Merge building at 5920 Hohman Ave. on Monday, January 5th. Staff will be there to answer any questions you may have as well as help you register for any classes. The Book Brigade room will be open as well for any student to choose from our collection of books for free.
Classes for registration:
- Let's Sing!
- Midwest Youth Band (must have at least 1 year of playing experience)
- Vocal Ensemble
To learn more, please call Shelley in the office at (219) 932-3232.
Special Guest Speaks at 2014 Spring BBB4E Concert
Pianist Marta Aznavoorian spoke at the Books, Brushes & Bands for Education spring concert at Purdue University Calumet, offering students, parents and guests insight into her musical journey.
Aznavoorian spoke on the importance of nonprofit support of music education and its positive influence on children who come from schools with slashed performing arts budgets.
We are located at the Merge building
5920 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Click here to view a map
Hammond, IN 46325
Phone: (219) 932-3232
Fax: (219) 937-2271