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What Moves Us

Change Begins Now

The music industry isn’t just about art, it’s about people and the support we give each other. Throughout the years, Hosa has been lucky enough to work alongside, partner with, and sponsor a diverse list of causes, organizations, and events. While many center around the industry we are proud to call home, we are first and foremost in the people business and that doesn’t limit itself to music. Just as we’re proud to provide the connections that move you, we wanted to share the connections that move us. We will include some information and links where you can join us in supporting the many organizations that make a difference in people’s lives.

Afrorack

Founded in Chicago, Afrorack focuses on bringing modular synthesis to the inner city and exposes it to a younger audience. They focus on diverse community access to technology resources through a collection of workshops, seminars, and ambitious programming centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Hosa has been a proud sponsor and supporter of this audio arts organization since 2020.

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Musicians Institute

Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach, and learn from other musicians in a creative, supportive environment. MI offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance, producing, audio engineering, guitar building, and music business. Each year Hosa offers an audio engineering scholarship through MI.

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Guitars 4 Vets

Guitars 4 Vets has refined a guitar instruction program for Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distresses. G4V has spread the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar, and a guitar accessory kit in a program run by volunteers, primarily through the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and community-based medical centers. Hosa is a proud sponsor, providing accessories to each veteran since 2018.

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Caterina’s Club

Chef Bruno Serato of Caterina’s Club, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, serves over 25,000 hot pasta meals a week to motel children in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties. Their annual Pastathon event is an all-day marathon broadcasted on KFI AM 640 Talk Radio, which raises money and collects food donations for the year. Since 2016, Hosa employees have donated thousands of pounds of pasta and sauce, and tens of thousands of pieces of dinnerware.

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Chicas Rockeras

An organization out of South East Los Angeles, Chicas Rockeras SELA offers an all-girls rock camp to young women ages 8-17 where they are put into bands with female mentors, culminating in a live performance in front of a packed audience. Hosa has been a proud sponsor of the Chicas Rockeras rock camp since 2017 by providing all the accessories to outfit the classrooms, scholarships to several campers, and donating headphones to each camper.

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Breast Cancer Can Stick It!

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, founder, drummer, and survivor April Samuels dedicated herself to raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. Each year, Breast Cancer Can Stick It! organizes “Drummathon”, featuring professional drummers and musicians across genres and generations to perform and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. Hosa has been a proud sponsor since 2016.

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Corazón de Vida Foundation

Corazón de Vida provides life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico, by funding local orphanages, providing quality of life improvement services, and investing in the children’s future through higher education for over 25 years. Hosa has been a proud sponsor of Corazón de Vida since 2016, with employees supporting and visiting the orphanages in Baja several times per year.

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VH1 Save the Music Foundation

MTV executive John Sykes started the VH1 Save the Music Foundation after he was principal for a day at a school in Brooklyn and saw the music program was at risk. Since then, Save the Music Foundation has provided support, programs, and education to public schools across the country. Hosa has been a proud sponsor of several programs since 2019, providing connectivity to school music departments nationwide. 

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High School Nation

High School Nation is dedicated to helping public schools advance in music, arts, and sports. Their involvement exposes kids to the arts at a time when arts programs are getting cut in public schools. Each year they tour the country putting on free music festivals at different high schools during the spring and fall semesters. Hosa has been the cable provider for the live events and studio builds at each school since 2017.

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November 21, 2017

Hosa Scholarship Winner 2017

Hosa is pleased to name Sanket Varadkar as the winner of the fifth annual Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship…
December 20, 2016

Hosa Joins in PastaThon 2016

Hosa recently participated in the 2016 KFI PastaThon. The event benefits Caterina’s Club, an organization that feeds children of…
October 29, 2015

Hosa Scholarship Winner 2015

Hosa is pleased to award the third annual Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship at Musicians Institute in…