The Harry Chapin


Calling all local music students!

Harry Chapin was a world-famous, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter who used his music to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of hunger in America – particularly on Long Island – and the rest of the world.

The Harry Chapin Practice-A-Thon aims to strengthen the practicing habits of music students of all ages while supporting food banks in New York State, such as Long Island Cares, honoring Harry by bringing together his two great passions.


Before March begins, participants ask loved ones, teachers, etc. to pledge as little as 1 cent for every minute that they practice during the Practice-A-Thon.

From March 1st to March 31st, the participants keep a record of how many minutes they practice their instrument each day.

 —At the end of the month, the participants hand their practice schedules into their music teachers to add up their practice times. Then, students collect pledge checks from their sponsors and send them to Long Island Cares, Inc.



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