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HAPCO Music Youth ArtsFor many young people, the arts are the key to opening the door to prosperous, productive futures. HAPCO’s programs give disadvantaged young people direct access to the arts, offering educational opportunities and exposure to top programs and talent. Our events are tailored to unite the Central Florida community through music and the arts.

Through our Kenneth R. Tolbert Scholarship Fund, HAPCO creates programs and projects to impact youth in our community – opening their eyes to the possibilities the arts offer them as individuals.

We fund projects that assist youth aspiring to a career in the arts as well as those using their talents to fund their higher education. We strive to instill in young people a passion for excellence in all facets of their lives.

Our programs emphasize mentoring by industry professionals, giving young people inroads into community networks. We assist both individuals and community programs. We also serve our communities’ young-at-heart senior citizens, with special programs that encourage active senior living.

Community support makes our programs possible. We align ourselves with partners who relish the opportunities to mentor the next generations in artistic expression and appreciation. You can help us in several ways: make a donation | sponsor our 2018 season | attend our events

Alongside our clinics and camps, HAPCO’s 2018 community programs include:

● Evans High School | weekly Jazz Master Class
● Jazz Band Summer Camp
● Middle and High Schools | music clinics
● Winter Garden Boys & Girls Club | arts and music programs
● WellCare Welcome Center | arts and music programs for seniors
● Lake Weston Elementary School | percussion ensemble and drum line
● The Experience Christian Center | STEM program, culinary arts
● Oakland Avenue Charter School | music program development and oversight
● HAPCO LIVE | expansion to include music, video and photography
● Jazz in the Park | monthly community events
● Oakland Art & History Center | exhibits and programs
● 16-25 seat passenger van | transportation for youth to programs

HAPCO MUSIC | jazz band clinics + camps | instrument donation | drum line | music studio + production | vocals | private lessons
HAPCO ARTS | painting | culinary | digital arts | photography | robotics
HAPCO LIVE | program alumni and partners perform at community venues and events
Program Locations | Central Florida schools | Winter Garden Boys & Girls Club | Mildred Dixon Activity Center | Wellcare Welcome Center


The Vineyard
Every second Thursday | 7-9p
NextGen Jazztet
4848 S Apopka-Vineland Rd | Orlando, FL 32819

Town of Oakland Town Center
Every 4th Friday (March 2017 - Oct 2017) 
Naomi Joy Jazz

HAPCO Music Foundation
Board of Directors | Joseph Patrick McMullen | Sam Davis Jr | Wycliffe Gordon | James Harris Jr | Russell T Myers | Chuck Robinson | Scott Wilson



Through workshops, band camps, music competitions and festivals, HAPCO has provided a variety of programs that have enhanced the local music and art education programs, and provided scholarships to deserving arts and music students.

Fundraising Campaigns

Support one of the HAPCO Fundraising Campaigns. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue to provide scholarships and support to our youth. Our goal is to raise $100,000.


With your help, HapCO Music Foundation Inc. has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and support for youth, grade schools, universities, and colleges for music and art initiatives.


By supporting HAPCO events, you are helping raise awareness of the importance of arts and music in education as well as providing scholarships and other support to under-served youth.

Upcoming Events