annually presents events to share the talents of our young musicians, engage young minds around various aspects of music
FAME annually presents events to share the talents of our young musicians, engage young minds around various aspects of music—instrumental, vocal, technology; and build connections with the community through music, and fun activities that raise awareness of the importance of music and education in the lives of our young people.
Suggested $10 Donation at the Door
Join us for a musical celebration of our students’ hard work this past year.
Performances by FAME Jazz Band, FAME Jazz Ensemble, FAME Musicians in Training, and groups supported by FAME through the Music is Central school-based program.
Annual FAME Jazz Band concert
Annual FAME Jazz Band Concert
Features various FAME performing groups including the full FAME Jazz Band, FAME Jazz Ensemble, and Musicians in Training. Groups supported by FAME through the Music is Central school-based program also perform.
Race 4 FAME
Race 4 Fame
Family-friendly and exciting “Scavenger Hunt” while helping local nonprofit FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education provides academic and cultural programs for youth in the Greater Washington Region.
ANNUAL FAME JAZZ BAND CONCERT
Features various FAME performing groups including the full FAME Jazz Band, FAME Jazz Ensemble, and Musicians in Training. Groups supported by FAME through the Music is Central school-based program also perform. Past performers have included Stedwick Elementary School Ukulele Ensemble, Divine Dance Institute, and the Oxon Hill Middle School Choir
RACE 4 FAME
Created in 2016 by United Parcel Service (UPS) management and employees in the DC region to provide an exciting, family-friendly “Scavenger Hunt,” Race 4 FAME is a delighful activity for the whole family, and assists the local nonprofit FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education. FAME provides meaningful academic and cultural programs for youth in the Greater Washington Region.
Anniversary & Awards Celebration
18th Anniversary & Awards Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Please join us for our 18th Anniversary to celebrate our progress and accomplishments, and highlight the work of community leaders and educators, who are making a positive impact on the lives of youth in the Greater Washington Region. We will also celebrate our FAME Jazz Band Program graduates and hear about their future.
VIP Reception – 5PM
General Reception & Program – 6 PM
Dessert and Concert – 7:30 PM
Samuel Riggs Center
University of Maryland College Park
1000 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001
Dress: Festive/Cocktail Attire
17th Anniversary & Awards Celebration
We annually celebrate service and community leaders and educators, who are making major contributions to the education and career pursuits of youth around the Greater Washington Region. Below are the 2021 Awardees. We also celebrate our amazing FAME Jazz Band Program graduates.
Government Leadership Award (State)
The Honorable Michael Jackson State Senator
Government Leadership Award (Local)
The Honorable Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County Council Member
Education Leadership Award
D. Paul Monteiro, Jr. Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President of External Affairs at Howard University
Corporate Leadership Award
Carla Reid, General Manager/CEO WSSC Water
Stellar Reporter Award
Erika Gonzalez, Anchor, NBC4 Washington
Outstanding Educator Awardee
Jaclyn (Jackie) Martin
Outstanding Educator Awardee
L. Jemil Miller
TIS THE SEASON
DATE: Saturday, December 17, 2022
2020 FAME Virtual Holiday Concert – Celebrating with Gratitude
This FAME’s annual end of year concert to thank our funders, sponsors, donors, and friends for their support of FAME and the students we serve throughout the year. We understand that we cannot do the work we do with the generous assistance of our supporters. You all help us to Keep the Music Playing!