AASD Thanks Festival Sponsor, Heid Music

AASD Thanks Festival Sponsor, Heid Music
Posted on 03/13/2023
Over 500 strings students from across the district will be participating in our annual AASD Strings Festival, sponsored by Heid Music and held at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center tomorrow evening.

Back in 1948, Heid Music was founded by Peter "Duke" Heid, who had a passion for bringing the joy of music to the community. He went on to help pioneer programs in schools across Wisconsin, building a legacy of supporting music education that continues to this day. Throughout their 75 years in business, they have been dedicated to helping people create their own musical legacies.

Owner and CEO of Heid Music, Todd Heid, is excited each year to continue to support music education. “We are pleased to extend our support to the AASD for their All City Strings Program. This program brings together students from elementary to high school to perform together in our visually stunning Performing Arts Center. 

It is a collaborative effort between Appleton Schools, Fox Cities PAC, and Heid Music. The All-City Strings Program is a fantastic opportunity for students to practice and perform music, celebrating their talent and promoting growth in the field. We are especially happy that this event coincides with #MusicinOurSchools Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the importance of music education. Overall, we are proud to be a part of such a meaningful initiative that showcases the skills and creativity of young musicians.” 

A fan-favorite initiative of Heid Music, happening right now, is the Big 10 Plus contest, held annually throughout the month of March, where schools are invited to submit their favorite photos from their music programs. Friends and family can vote for their favorite photos, and the programs that receive the most votes can win some incredible prizes. Through the Big 10+ contest, the AASD has been awarded with numerous prizes, including new instruments, music, and other valuable resources.  

“At Heid Music, we recognize the value and power of music education. Our commitment is to provide exceptional resources, guidance, and opportunities to individuals, teachers, and communities. By entrusting us, you can unleash your full potential and derive immense joy, creativity, and satisfaction from music. Our mission is to continue providing this service and ensuring that we remain true to our values.” – Todd Heid, Owner and CEO.

Simply put, Heid Music’s mission is to bring happiness and improve the quality of life through music. Every day is an opportunity to create something great!

Student performers this year:

6th graders
Appleton Public Montessori
Badger Elementary
Berry Elementary
Classical Charter School
Dunlap Elementary
Edison Elementary
Ferber Elementary
Foster Elementary Charter
Franklin Elementary
Horizons Elementary
Huntley Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Johnston Elementary
Kaleidoscope Academy (6th grade)
6th graders (continued)
Magellan Middle School (6th grade)
McKinley Elementary
Richmond Elementary

7th and 8th graders
Classical Charter School
Einstein Middle School
Kaleidoscope Academy
James Madison Middle School
Magellan Middle School
Wilson Middle School

10, 11, and 12th graders
Appleton East High School
Appleton North High School
Appleton West High School