Announcing the 2024 Clark and Washoe Counties Music Awards: Hughes & Jones Music Fund Grants Enriching Nevada’s Public School Music Programs

    The Hughes & Jones Music Fund for Nevada Public Schools is pleased to announce the Clark and Washoe Counties Music Awards for 2024.  This grant cycle 44 proposals were submitted, with a total of $144,868.00 being awarded to 21 worthy school music programs. 

    In 2006, Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones created the Hughes & Jones Music Fund with the sole purpose of funding musical instruments to Nevada’s public schools.  The goal was to make musical instruments available to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them and enable local schools to maintain the ownership for student use for years. By this process school music programs would remain strong and vital, and community events would have the benefit of local student talent.

    The Hughes & Jones Music Fund grant cycles are:

    • Nevada rural counties in the spring of odd years
    • Clark and Washoe counties in the spring of even years

          SCHOOL                                                                       PROGRAM                                 COUNTY

    Mendive MSOrchestraWashoe
    Depoali MSPianoWashoe
    McQueen HSOrch/GuitarWashoe
    Liberty HSBand/OrchClark
    Billinghurst MSBandWashoe
    North Valley HSBand/OrchWashoe
    Cimarron Memorial HSBand/Orch/MarichiClark
    Yvonne Shaw MSBandWashoe
    Coronado HSOrchestraClark
    Delta Academy HSRock AcademyClark
    Basic Academy InternationalGuitarClark
    Damonte Ranch HSGuitarWashoe
    Shadow Ridge HSOrch/GuitarClark
    Faiss MSBandClark
    JD Smith MSBandClark
    Las Vegas HSMariachiClark
    Traner MSBandWashoe
    Arbor View HSBandClark
    LV Academy of the ArtsJazzClark
    Carrol M Johnston MSBand/Orch/MarichiClark
    Rancho HSBandClark

    Congratulations to the schools, students, instructors, and communities that will enjoy the benefit of these funds for the purchase of musical instruments to strengthen their music education programs. Have a great year of music.