Hope Academy of Music Inc
1589 NAVIGATOR RD
PUNTA GORDA FL 33983-6221
Mission
To provide free musical instruction and musical instruments to eligible children in Charlotte County, FL
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ennis J Bisbano Ph.D.
Board Chair Affiliation retired
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $39,000.00
Projected Expenses $39,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS LETTER OF DETERMINATIONView
Impact Statement

 Our program is presently in three Charlotte County schools providing instruction to 35 students. Our goal is to increase the number of schools and increase the number of participants to a minimum of 50 students next year. Hope Academy of Music is open to young boys and girls for the purpose of musical instruction and the appreciation of music. Our purpose is to provide opportunities to learn the basic skills necessary to perform musical literature for public performance. We are dedicated to finding opportunities for all children in Charlotte County regardless of socioeconomic background status. Our instructors are local professional musicians and retired school music teachers who work at a reduced rate to provide these opportunities.

Needs Statement

1. Funds for instruction- $ 30,000

2. Musical instruments and repairs- $ 9,000 or donated musical instruments in fairly good condition.

3. Miscellaneous expenses- $ 500 ( Mailings and literature )
 
4. Volunteers
 
5. Additional board members 
Background Statement
The program was initially tried in 2013 without success. The original attempt was overly ambitious and gave the indication that it was church sponsored. In 2014, the program influenced Dr. Ennis Bisbano to assume the position of Chairman of the Board. Dr. Bisbano is a retired superintendent of schools as well as a professional musician. Under his leadership, the board registered as an independent non profit organization and obtained 501(C)(3) status in 2014. Since then, we have grown from one school to three schools, from 12 students to 35 students. Also, our fundraising efforts have improved significantly. Many of our students are currently performing in middle school and high school bands. As a result of recent newspaper articles including pictures of children performing under the supervision of our instructors, we have received many acknowledgements from members of the community.  
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Two of our most serious challenges are funding and parental commitment. We are attempting to address these by running fundraisers, soliciting donations and educating parents to what a musical experience can do for a youngster. I got involved for two basic reasons, my love for doing things for children, as you can see from my educational background as a teacher and school administrator, and my experiences in music from when I was a child to present. At 87 years of age, I am still playing the trumpet professionally with two big bands in Port Charlotte as well as serving on the boards of two other non profit organizations.  
Programs
Description We are currently giving free private musical instruction to 12 students.
Budget $7,200
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success
Students will:
  • Plat melodies and accompaniments using proper instrumental technique on pitched and unpitched instruments
  • Explain why live performances are important to the career of th artist and the success of performance venues
  • Identify, aurally, selected instrument of the band and orchestra
  • Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight
  • Play simple melodic patterns.
Long Term Success This is our third year in this program. It has been evaluated as successful by the school band director as well as the our teachers in the program. These students will carry on what they have learned into their high school years. We hope that we have instilled in these young people a lasting appreciation for, as well a participation in, musical programs throughout their adult years.
Program Success Monitoring Evaluations by our teachers as well as the school band director.
Program Success Examples Several of the young people that have gone through that program with us at Punta Gorda Middle School are now performing in the Charlotte High School band.
Description We are providing instruments and instruction to fifth grade students. Our short term goal is to have the students able to play scales and simple selections. Our long term goal is to have these young students able to perform well enough to join the middle school band and later the high school band. Hopefully they will carry their musical experiences into their adult life.
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Music
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success To have these students capable of performing scales and simple musical selections
Long Term Success To have these students at a level where they and later high school band, Hopefully they will carry their musical experiences into their adult life
Program Success Monitoring Both the school music teacher and our instructors provide periodic assessments of the students individual achievement. The school music teachers have submitted to the Academy letters of commendation and a request to continue.
Program Success Examples Some of our previous students are currently performing in middle and high school bands. 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization Mr. Scott Courtney, the school band director has submitted written evaluations to us at the end of each school year for the past three years. Ms. Angela Navarro, the music teacher at Peace River Elementary School has submitted a written evaluation to us at the end of the 2015 school year and has requested that we continue the program this school year. Some of our students are currently performing in school bands. The attached letters from these two teachers will show the short term success of our programs.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 9
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Charlotte County Public Schools
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization Getting more schools to participate. Discussing with administrators, teachers and parents the success of the present programs and child' expressed interests.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Ennis J Bisbano Ph.D.
Company Affiliation retired
Board Term Sept 2014 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email ebisbano@msn.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Chairman Ennis J. Bisbano Ph.D.retired
Fred Capitelli retired
Ramon Gill Honoraryself emplyed Neurologist
Ellen Harvey HpnoraryCharlotte County Public Schools
Treasurer James Howarth retired
Secretary John A. Johnson retired
DR. Aaron Lucas retired
Vice Chairman Lynda Platt retired
Charlotte Quinn retired
Wesley Runk Honoraryretired
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 92
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Fiscal Affairs
Education
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization The most difficult challenge other than finances is to be able to get the public to recognize our existence. The Hope Academy of Music shall not discriminate regarding color, race, religion or political affiliation in any of its activities.. 
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $39,000.00
Projected Expenses $39,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990-N2015
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$0----
Administration Expense$0----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.52----
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0----
Current Assets$0----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$0----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We are projecting a need for $ 39,000 for next year. We hope to achieve that goal through grants and fundraising.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Nonprofit Hope Academy of Music Inc
Address 1589 NAVIGATOR RD
PUNTA GORDA, FL 33983 6221
Phone 941 623-0619

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