Play On, Philly!
Play On Philly (POP) provides underserved children in Philadelphia a transformative music education experience that develops and inspires the behaviors and personal skills needed for a successful life. POP provides high-quality music education to students, who would typically lack access, as a vehicle for life skills and academic achievement.
The organization offers two hours of music instruction and ensemble practice every day after school and over 25 performance opportunities throughout the year. Students range from kindergarten to 12th grade and are loaned an orchestral instrument at no cost. POP programming has proven results, with students scoring ten points higher on standardized tests and improving their behavior and study skills. POP cultivates musical excellence, lifelong skills, and confidence.