Mastering Life Through Music

Humboldt Education Foundation's (HEF) School Orchestra Program is a multi-phased, community-based effort to bring orchestra into the elementary and middle schools of the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD). The program is run by community volunteers in cooperation with HUSD as a before-and after-school program.

Humboldt Education Foundation Orchestra Program

The mission of our Orchestra program is to impact the lives of students artistically, academically, socially, personally, and later professionally through string music education.

Currently, the orchestra programs exist at the following schools:

  • Granville Elementary
  • Lake View Elementary
  • Liberty Traditional (Grades 5-8)
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Glassford Hill Middle School

Currently, there are no orchestra programs at:

  • Coyote Springs Elementary
  • Humboldt Elementary
  • Bradshaw Mountain Middle School
    • We want to change this!!!
No More Hungry Kids!


Did you know that you can help school orchestra simply by doing your normal shopping at Fry's and Amazon? This is just one more way you can help support HEF School Orchestra. HEF School Orchestra is registered with Fry’s Community Rewards and Amazon Smile under the name:

“Humboldt Education Foundation”

Teacher of the Year
The Humboldt Education Foundation is presenting the Teacher of the Year celebration at the Prescott Resort on March 27th. Nominated by the students, teachers from each school in the HUSD will be recognized and two will be selected as Teachers of the Year.
Hungry Kids Project
Inspired by board member Carm Staker, the founder of the Hungry Kids Project, we serve the children in the Humboldt Unified School District that have been recommended by school staff as those who may not have access to adequate weekend meals. Students are provided enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners over the weekend.
Scholarships and Grants
As HEF continues to grow, we are pleased to now offer teacher mini-grants to help support classroom projects and also help to support student scholarships for those in need to further their education after high school.