Websites are a lot like musical instruments ... sometimes they need a little tweaking. To fully enjoy the media rich content of our site, we recommend a high speed Internet connection. Your computer may also need some upgraded software. In case you don't have it already, here's where you can get it...

FLASH® software required.
Some of the pages of our site use FLASH® animation. If you see a spinning animation below, your computer already has a FLASH player installed. If you don't see the animation, or if you want to make sure you have the latest free version of FLASH installed, click the DOWNLOAD button below.

MUSIC software required.
If you did not hear anything within a few seconds after you first arrived at our site, you are really missing out. Some pages and animations on our site feature background music. To see if you are hearing all of the music, click the test button below.

HIGH SPEED connection recommended.
To fully enjoy the media rich content of our site, we recommend a high-speed, or broadband, Internet connection. Without it, some of the pages of our site will load rather slowly. If you're new to high-speed web surfing, we have included links below from independent website cnet.com which may be helpful.
The Broadband Breakdown

Test the speed of your current connection

Click here to e-mail us if you are uneasy installing software yourself. Include your phone number and we'll call to step you through the installation process.

We don't expect that everyone visiting our site will be a 'teen-something' computer whiz. If you've never signed a guestbook before, it's easy.

Click 'sign our guestbook' above and you will see comments other visitors to our site have posted. At the top of that page, click 'sign our guestbook' again. Complete these fields on the screen that appears and your comments will also be posted on our site ... instantly!

Music & Photos - The musical harmony you hear on the opening page of our website— "The Prayer of the Children" — is performed by the Bell Tower Boys of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Our thanks to this superb a capella choral group for allowing us to use their recording. Credits for photos and music tracks featured elsewhere on our site are noted where they are used.

Our Supporters - We wish to thank all of the visitors to our site who have allowed us to use their names. Without your support, we would not exist. Also, thanks to members and visitors who have helped us publicize our cause and the existence of this website. And thanks to the media outlets, schools of music and concerned parents who are helping us spread the word about advanced music education.

Financial Contributors - A very special thank you to our members and website visitors who have chosen to contribute funds to our cause. Although our original goal was simply to raise awareness of the need for advanced music education in high schools, we are deeply grateful for your contributions as they allow our voice to be heard even louder. Thank you all very much.

All contributions received are used exclusively to help high schools maintain or enrich their music programs. All of our members are non-paid volunteers, and always will be. All funds required to operate, maintain and promote this site have been donated.

Our Website - Our website was inspired by and is primarily written by our founder. Design assistance, hosting and site maintenance is being donated by NewQuest, Inc., a Web marketing firm owned by the dad of our founder.