Hughes & Jones Music Fund Announces the Nevada Rural County Music Awards for 2021

Published 4/27/2021

The Hughes & Jones Music Fund for Nevada Public Schools is pleased to announce the Nevada Rural County Music
Awards for 2021. A total of $111,554 is being awarded to 23 worthy middle and high school music programs 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 ownership of the
instruments for student use for years. The goals of this fund is for school music programs to remain strong and vital;
and for community events to 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
Pahrump Valley High SchoolStrings & BandNye$5,000
Wells Combined SchoolsBandElko$4,623
Rosemary Clarke Middle SchoolBandNye$5,000
Carson Middle SchoolOrchestraCarson City$4,620
Churchill County Middle SchoolBandChurchill$5,000
Mineral County High SchoolBandMineral$5,000
Virginia City High SchoolBandStorey$5,000
Virginia City Middle SchoolBandStorey$4,964
Douglas High SchoolBandDouglas$5,000
White Pine Middle SchoolBandWhite Pine$4,960
White Pine High SchoolBandWhite Pine$4,779
Lincoln County High SchoolPerformance BandLincoln$5,000
Spring Creek Middle SchoolOrchestraElko$5,000
Adobe Middle SchoolOrchestraElko$5,000
Meadow Valley Middle SchoolBandLincoln$5,000
Carson High SchoolBandCarson City$5,000
Elko High SchoolGuitar OrchestraElko$4,250
Yerington High SchoolBandLyon$4,999
Eleanor Lemaire Middle SchoolBandLander$4,800
Churchill County High SchoolBand & OrchestraChurchill$5,000
Yerington IntermediateBandLyon$5,000
West Wendover High SchoolBandElko$4,959
Battle Mountain High SchoolBandLander$3,600

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.

Contact Nevada Community Foundation at for more information.