Hughes & Jones Music Fund 2023 Awards $91,577.00 to 19 School Music Programs

The Hughes & Jones Music Fund for Nevada Public Schools is pleased to announce the Nevada Rural
Counties Music Awards for 2023. A total of $91,557.00 is being awarded to 19 worthy school music
programs for this grant cycle.

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

The 2023 awardees are:

Eagle Valley MSOrchestraCarson City
Churchill Co MSCombined BandsChurchill
Lincoln Co HSPerformance BandLincoln
Carson Valley MSInstrumentalDouglas
Virginia City HSBandStorey
Winnemucca JHSBandHumboldt
Mineral Co SchoolsBandMineral
Virginia City MSBandStorey
Rosemary Clarke MSBandNye
Wells Combined SchoolBandElko
Pau-Wa-Lu MSBandDouglas
Meadow Valley MSConcert BandsLincoln
West Wendover MSBandElko
Douglas HSBandDouglas
West Wendover HSBandElko
Flagview IntermediateBandElko
Pahrump Valley HSBandNye
Carson HSConcert BandsCarson City
Churchill Co HSBand/OrchestraChurchill

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.