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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 2017 season | attend our events

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

Upcoming Events and Programs

Orlando Jazz Festival
03.09.17 | 7p | Welcome Party, 180 Sky Top Lounge | Dr. Phillips Center, 03.10 5p + 03.11, 12p
HAPCO is a proud sponsor of this event, an eclectic combination of new and emerging jazz artists.
More info |

Rotary Club of Winter Garden’s Evening at the POPS
Sat, 03.25.17 | 6:30-8:30p
VIP area NextGen Jazztet 5- 6:30p
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
29 West Garden Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Wine & Dine for the Arts
by The Town of Oakland
Saturday | 04.01.17 | 5-8:30p
Oakland Ave Charter School
456 E Oakland Ave | Oakland, FL 34760
$75 through 03.06 | $100 after 03.06
Host | Sterling Stevenson
The Raisin Cake Orchestra: grooving renditions of great American dance music from the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s | Ocoee High School Jazz Band | NextGen Jazztet
A Taste of New Orleans | Jambalaya | Cajun Beef Sirloin | Louisiana Crab Cakes | Mini Salmon Wellington | Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding | Chocolate Lava Cake

Spring Jazz Clinic
04.22.17 | 9a-4p
Olympia High School
4301 S Apopka-Vineland Rd | Orlando, FL 32835

Arts & Music Festival
06.10.17 | 2-8:30p
Oakland Town Center
Art | Robert Lewis | Kelvin Hair Music | Pocket Change | Funkle Fester | DaCapo Trio | Spayed Koolie | BJ aka “Clean”

Summer Jazz Band Camp
Ocoee High School

Florida Classic 2017 Kick-off
Presented by HAPCO
Sugarcane’s Rum Bar & Lounge
Thursday | 11.16 | 6-10p
8255 International Dr | Orlando
Timothy Lovelock Music Group + FAMU Rattler saxophonist/vocalist Naomi J. Nelson

Orlando Battle of the Bands 2018
Sunday | 01.14.18 | 2-9p


Cork and Olive
1st and 3rd Thursdays Jazz Night | 6-9p
1st Thursday | 03.02 | NextGen Jazztet with vocalists Ravyn and Will Smiley
3rd Thursday | 03.16 | Naomi Joy Jazz with vocalist Will Smiley
1061 S Sun Dr | Ste 1009 | Lake Mary, FL 32746

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