Jody Gatwood Education Fund
Jody Gatwood served as concertmaster of the National Philharmonic for 25 years. At the end of National Philharmonic’s 2009-10 season, Jody announced his retirement from the orchestra. In honor of his outstanding service, Maestro Piotr Gajewski and the National Philharmonic Board of Directors immediately named Jody, Concertmaster Emeritus.
To further honor the outstanding commitment of this fine leader and friend, the National Philharmonic created the Jody Gatwood Education Fund. The fund's purpose is to support the National Philharmonic and its educational outreach programming including:
National Philharmonic is a leading provider of music education services to students in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Every year, we spend more than half-a-million dollars to provide educational and outreach programs to more than 25,000 children throughout Montgomery County and Washington, DC metro areas. Our artistic and educational programs are funded by foundations, corporations, and individual donors such as you.
Our students really enjoyed the concert today. The selections were appropriate, not too long and just enough variety to whet the appetite for future instrumental musicians. It is an integral part of the 2nd Grade Music Curriculum. Thank you to all who made this event possible for our students!
--Jan Jones, El Music Teacher at Bel Pre ES
The National Philharmonic gratefully accepts contributions to the Jody Gatwood Education Fund on an ongoing basis.
Thank you for your generous support!
The mission of the National Philharmonic is to be the dynamic organization of choice providing the highest quality orchestral, choral and other musical experiences to enrich and inspire the lives of people in Montgomery County, the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond through concerts and educational programs for all ages.