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Hal Leonard has agreed to help Florida school music programs get back on their feet again. Hal Leonard is exemplifying their vision to "help people enrich their lives with music-making." 

Hal Leonard carries out this vision through their mission to "be the best global provider of tools and resources for learning, teaching, creating, and making music." They are putting their mission into action by generously offering to provide eligible schools with the following: 

  • Three Hal Leonard replacement pieces per program (e.g., band, chorus, orchestra, guitar) for music lost due to natural disaster. We will replace anything that can be found on  
  • A $100 gift certificate to 


It is important for music educators to review the criteria to make sure their programs are eligible. Hal Leonard and the Florida Music Education are ready to provide assistance to those who qualify. Schools seeking relief are eligible if: 

  • Identified by FEMA in the Hurricane Ian Florida Disaster Declaration as in need of public assistance. Priority will be given to those identified as, public buildings and contents. 
  • Only instruments or instructional materials not supplied by the School District or FEMA will be provided. 
  • School has an established music program. 
  • School is scheduled to reopen in the near future either at the original school campus or a temporary location. 
  • School has an adequate location for music classes and rehearsals.  
  • School has a safe, secure storage area for instruments or instructional materials. 
  • School has a music teacher who is a member of the Florida Music Education Association. 
  • School is able to verify that the need for instruments or instructional materials is to replace those lost as a direct result of the disaster or to serve additional students who came from another school after evacuation. 

To apply:

  • Go to Hal Leonard’s website and click the “Browse Products” tab.  Choose up to three (3) selections, plus two (2) alternate selections in the event any of your first three are out of stock.  Make sure to take note of the HL catalog number (starts with HL, and is usually below the price and above the ISBN number).
  • Go to the FMEA portal at: and click on the button "Submit A Help Request" and fill out that page, including the number of students in the program. 
  • At the bottom, you will see a heading that says Hal Leonard Sheet Music Request
  • Enter the HL Catalog Numbers in the spaces provided for the 3 pieces and 2 alternates that you chose from the Hal Leonard website. 

Sheet Music NOTE: Secondary schools should select music that is on the FBA, FVA, or FOA-approved music lists.