The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization devoted t
The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization devoted to the integration of music with learning by bringing musicians into the classroom. MDMEF works with educators and musicians to develop lesson plans that effectively pair with academic standards. In addition to the education component, MDMEF also organizes special events where accomplished local mus
icians perform for the students. The MDMEF board and volunteers are dedicated to inspiring our local youth through music education, which has a proven relationship to academic achievement. We continuously strive to develop opportunities for students to interact with professional musicians, and to experience the joy of music. The Foundation works with local musicians, educators and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. The Board operates with the support, direction and encouragement of internationally known blues musician, Microwave Dave Gallaher.
The MDMEF would like to thank Pizzelles for inviting us to share in their 10th Anniversary celebration! It was a fabulous evening sharing the spotlight with the Dead Giveaways and the Plymouth Satellite’s! And did I mention the desserts ... oH mY!!!
Pizzelle’s 10th Anniversary Party with The Plymouth Satellite’s Pizzelle's Confections
Looking for something to do this Saturday, July 22?
The Foundation is involved in two special events happening at Lowe Mill.
"Expressions in a Song" begins at 3:00 PM. It is a collaboration between Little Orange Fish and MDMEF and will be taking place at Tangled String Studios. The music event will explore the impact of how music enhances our lives and is in partnership with Valley Conservatory and Musicology School of Music. Morgan Sloan will perform at the event. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/638435808221230
The second event of the day is Pizzelle’s 10th Anniversary celebration and they are throwing a party! Pizzelle’s Confections is a candy store located in Lowe Mill and the party will begin at 6:30 PM. There will be live music from The Plymouth Satellite’s and The Dead Giveaways and held in the Lowe Mill Connector. The event is a fundraiser for The Microwave Dave Education Foundation, and all proceeds will go towards it. Admission at the door will be $10, but children under 12 can enter for free.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/182328351460574
Is your child interested in taking Music Lessons?
MDMEF offers "FREE" One Year music lesson scholarships.
MDMEF, a non-profit 501(c)(3), works with local musicians, educators and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. Each year, MDMEF selects four recipients to be awarded the Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship. The scholarship pays tuition for one year of music lessons at any approved music school, including Valley Conservatory, Musicology, Maitland Conservatory, and Pope’s School of Percussions. MDMEF provides up to $1620 per scholarship which is equivalent to 12 months of music lessons.
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The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) devoted to the integration of music with learning by bringing musicians into the classroom
SAVE THE DATE! Microwave Dave Day is October 22 -- don't miss it!!
SAVE THE DATE! Microwave Dave Day is coming up -- October 22!!!
Little Orange Fish in collaboration with Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation are coming together to explore Expressions in a Song, to share experiences showing the importance of music and how songs enhance our lives 🎶
The events will be FREE to attend and will be used to help promote both Little Orange Fish Expressions for mental health and the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation scholarship program, involving Valley Conservatory and Musicology School of Music.
At the kickoff event Morgan Sloan will perform one song that YOU will pick from five selected top songs. At the event, there will be open discussions around the song’s musical structure, lyrics, meaning, the band/musician’s history behind the song and the guest musician’s story related to the song. There will be an open mic opportunity for anyone to share their stories related to the song with social media comments read if needed to stimulate conversations. Guests can also do their own rendition of the song with provided instruments!
Go to the Little Orange Fish face book page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/LilOrangeFish
Little Orange Fish
Going to be a great weekend
What are you doing Thursday morning at 10:06 a.m.?
Well, you should be listening to WLRH to hear Jeff and Tara Mello talk about the Cigar Box Guitar Festival this weekend at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. The Mellos will be interviewed live on the air during the morning radio program.
Jeff and Tara Mello, proprietors of the Cigar Box Guitar Store in Studio 106 at Lowe Mill A&E, will be talking to Dorrie Nutt, host of WLRH's Morning Blend, about this Saturday’s Cigar Box Guitar Festival. Morning Blend begins at 9:00 am and the live interview with the Mellos is scheduled at 10:06 a.m.
Huntsville is home to the World’s Longest-Running Cigar Box Guitar Festival and on
Saturday, June 3, Lowe Mill A&E will host the 19th year for this cigar box guitar event.
Bring a chair or a blanket to the water tower lawn for a full day of free, family-friendly entertainment!
For any questions, CigarBoxGuitarFestival.com
Going to be a great weekend starting at the Salty Nut on Friday and then on to Lowe Mill on Saturday finishing up at Beezr for Sunday Brunch
This is Jeff. Jeff would like to remind you that there is no charge on Saturday at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. This ends Jeff's public service announcement. For the full line-up, go to: https://www.cigarboxguitarfestival.com/schedule
MDMEF visits Martin Luther King Elementary school and hosts a lively "Concerts in the Classroom" with Microwave Dave and the Nukes!
What a truly exceptional day it was for students of Monte Sano Elementary school. The MDMEF partnered with the Orion Amphitheater to host the first of it's kind "Concert in the Classroom" series with a field trip to The Orion. Students were treated to a tour of the facility and an educational concert by none other than Microwave Dave and the Nukes (Dave Gallaher, James Irvin and Rick Godfrey). Many thanks to Ms. Victoria Jones and Ms. Lania Weldon from the Orion for all of their hard work and to Monte Sano Elementary Principal Mr. Clifford Porter for providing the students with this golden opportunity. Kudos go to MDMEF President and Educational Coordinator Mr. Evan Billiter for bringing this project to fruition. But most importantly thanks to the teachers, staff, escorts and the students who were the real Rock Stars!!!!
Victoria Jones Dave Gallaher Mike Kaylor Susan Kircher
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY -
Mr. Microwave Dave Gallaher
Wishing you all the best on your day of Celebration ....
Join us for a fun filled evening this Thursday - April 20 in the Biergarten at the US Space And Rocket and donate to a very good cause - The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation https://www.rocketcenter.com/biergarten
Microwave Dave Day is in the running for -The best Event for downtown Huntsville in 2022. Click the link below and vote!!!!
It's time to VOTE!
Be sure to submit your votes for "Event of the Year" and "Project/Business of the Year" by next Wednesday, February 15th at noon. Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual Downtown Meeting and Awards on February 28th.
EVENT OF THE YEAR:
One Table with Village of Promise
Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo
Microwave Dave Day with Microwave Dave
Rocket City Marathon
Huntsville Block Party - 2022 FIFA World Cup Watch Party with Timberlake & League, P.C.
Elevate The Stage Gymnastics
Monte Sano Art Festival with Arts Huntsville
PROJECT/BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Constellation Apartment Homes
Eclipse Apartment Residences
Fusion Barbecue - Huntsville
Gas Light Alley at Stovehouse
Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville Downtown
Today, two classes at Ridgecrest Elementary were treated to Irish music and introduced to unusual and versatile musical instruments by two masters of Celtic music: Ricky J Taylor and Andy Kruspe. It was wonderful to see these children light up with interest and joy!
Attending the Church Street Wine tasting at the Huntsvile Museum of Arts with Microwave Dave
Black & Blues Holiday Special
Buy it over the weekend - On Sale and Free shipping
"I'm A Road Runner" makes a great gift and a great read on those cold and chilly nights https://form.jotform.com/212765120262144
Join the MDMEF at the MidCitu Holiday Market today
Join the MDMEF and all of the other Holiday Vendors this Sunday for a very merry occasion - Mid City's Holiday Market - November 13 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm!
Could there be anything more captivating then listening to a harp being payed while tales from Dr. Seuss are being read? I think not and that is actually what Students in K-3rd and 4th-6th grade were treated to at Dawson Elementary today. Harpist, Ms. Catie Wells and MDMEF President Evan Billiter dazzled the students during a Concerts in the Classroom program. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” “Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
Our Volunteers ARE THE BEST!!!!
VOLUNTEERS - Microwave Dave Day 2022 was a huge success! The parking lots were full and the dance floor was packed all because of your hard work and commitment of helping with our event. Each year your tireless dedication might go unnoticed to some but not to the MDD 2022 committee nor to the Board of Directors for the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. Pat yourself on the back and THANK YOU! We could not have done it with out you!
See you in 2023!
Rocktober is looking good for Monte Sano Elementary as the Wanda Band play their very first MDMEF Concerts In The Classroom for the 4th and 5th grade classes. If you are a teacher or principal wanting us to bring our music education program to you school contact us at www.microwavedavemef.org
This is Free Candy on the new Electric Belle stage.
Huntsville Community Drumline.
A very nice read on Microwave Dave Gallaher in the October issue of the South Huntsville Neighbors magazine written by Ms. Tara Mello, owner of the Cigar Box Guitar Store. Thank you Bob Druckman, Publisher of South Huntsville Neighbors.
By Tara MelloC.B. Guitars Dave Gallaher, aka Microwave Dave, has been a Huntsville staple for four decades, but this musical aficionado who plays weekly at places like Humphrey’s and The Nook is fa…
We could not do it with out them.
MDD 2022 Sponsors!
Please support each and everyone of them!
The Swag Bag of all Swag Bag's!!!! All it will take for you to enter to win is make a donation on line or in person the day of the event and then wait to hear 8ur name called!!!! How simple is that ? Donate - October 16, 2022 - MDD 2022!!! See you at Stovehouse!!!
Enter into the Prize Give away - a chance to walk away with the microwaved "NUKED Giveaway!"
On Sunday October 16 make a donation on line or in person at the event for your chance to win the MDD 2022 Ultimate Swag bag. Signed posters, a Microwave Dave Book, t-shirts , dinners and so much more !!
Remember - Make your a $ 10 or more donation online or in person on the day of the event - Sunday October 16 to be entered in the drawing!!! Lets Get NUKED!!!
You do not have to be present to win but then you would miss all the fun!!!
MDD 2022 Commemorative T-shirts
Calling all T-shirt Lovers - On-Line sales of the COMMEMORATIVE MDD 2022 T-SHIRTS - are back up and running through October 23.
Shirts can be ordered directly from Green Pea Press and delivered to your door!!! Do not hesitate - this is a "limited offer!"
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This is Free Candy on the new Electric Belle stage.
Microwave Dave live at Mr. PoBoy. C’mon down and get your book while you’re here!
The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization devoted to the integration of music with learning by bringing musicians into the classroom.
MDMEF works with educators and musicians to develop lesson plans that effectively pair with academic standards. In addition to the education component, MDMEF also organizes special events where accomplished local musicians perform for the students.
The MDMEF board and volunteers are dedicated to inspiring our local youth through music education, which has a proven relationship to academic achievement. We continuously strive to develop opportunities for students to interact with professional musicians, and to experience the joy of music.
The Foundation works with local musicians, educators and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. The Board operates with the support, direction and encouragement of internationally known blues musician, Microwave Dave Gallaher.
We had a blast today learning about music, science, and creativity. Thank you Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation for sharing your love of music with the Boys and Girls in Ardmore.
Here's an educational opportunity we want you to know about! The Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship covers one year of lessons for 2 talented young musicians to advance their studies. This scholarship is sponsored by the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation in partnership with Valley Conservatory. Students must apply online by November 4th at microwavedavemef.org.
Here's Evan recording their PSA. Community interest PSAs are made possible by the contributions of our listeners. Keep our PSA program going strong by supporting our station today at wlrh.org/donate.
We had a fantastic Music Scene Reboot Day yesterday! This group of 20 alumni and guests heard from two different panels, visited three music spots around town, and got to hear a special performance by Victoria Jones. A huge thank you to Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy for sponsoring this day!
We began the morning at Maitland Conservatory and heard about their story and mission. They are doing some amazing things with music and tech! Next, we headed to the Von Braun Center for a panel discussion with Mary Shirley-Howell with Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Allison Dillon-Jauken with Arts Huntsville, Dr. Robert Garfrerick with University of North Alabama, Karen Mockensturm with Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy, Mario Maitland with Maitland Conservatory, and Evan Billiter with Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. Then we toured the new artist rooms in the arena!
Our final stop was the Apollo Dome at The Orion Amphitheater where we heard from Victoria Jones with tvg hospitality, Matt Mandrella with City of Huntsville, Alabama - Government, Cody Morgan with Octo Hospitality, and Bill Fowler, local native and musician. We ended this half-day with a special music performance by local musician and music advocate Victoria Jones.
Music education is a big part of our ecosystem, which is why we’re co-hosting a monthlong school instrument drive in partnership with Huntsville City Schools, Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Maitland Arts Initiative. 🎷🎺
If you have an instrument (think guitar, drums, your old high school tuba) sitting around gathering dust, donate it to a student in need by visiting the The Fret Shop, Inc. or Maitland Conservatory. For a complete list of addresses and instrument drop-off times, check out huntsvillemusic.com/musicmonth.
Your donations to WLRH help pay for your favorite programs and allow us to provide free, on-air announcements for local non-profits through our Public Service Announcement program.
That includes Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation, which will host an evening of "Tales and Melodies" at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday April 27th. The event features Rick Carter from Rollin' In The Hay and Microwave Dave and the Nukes. This singer songwriter showcase and book signing event begins at 6:00 PM. Information is online at PrincessTheatre.org.
Here's Evan recording their PSA, thanks to support from our listeners. Keep our PSA program going strong by supporting our station today at wlrh.org/donate.
Microwave Dave - will be at Mazzara's Vinoteca - playing awesome music & signing books (great holiday gift!) WEDNESDAY, DEC 15th
6pm start - check it out!!
Happy Microwave Dave Day, y’all! So pleased to see my dear friends Microwave Dave and The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation continue in their 7th year presenting this fun local annual fundraiser event in Huntsville, Alabama.
We are absolutely excited to be performing at the 17th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Huntsville, AL this weekend! Will you be there? See you there!
The Cigar Box Guitar Store Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Jazz it up with YOUR recyclables!
Bring your own shoeboxes, coffee cans, beverage cans/bottles to the Muscle Shoals Public Library. The library and Florence Recycling staff will bring craft supplies to help you make instruments so you can play along with Microwave Dave! Dave will lead the fun and teach the fundamental parts of a band as we shake, rattle, and roll to make a joyful noise!
Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation
W.C. Handy Music Festival
Never have I ever seen or heard of Horton, Alabama but I had the most incredible time being surrounded by their bright and beautiful youth alongside the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. I love their heart to hire in artists to bridge the gap between music and instructional education. I just love seeing faces light up when we perform and expound upon various educational subjects!
This week has felt like a mini southern tour for an audience of kiddos! It’s be so fun traveling to different schools and sharing the gift of original music & education. Til’ next time! ✨
It felt so amazing to back in the classroom with such bright and amazing kids ✨
I always love it when I get to partner up with The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation.
What I love most about this organization is their devotion to integrating the art of music into the classroom while hiring in artists to engage/ facilitate a classroom learning experience through the gift of LIVE original music!
Today was one for the books! I can’t wait do it again!
Learn more about this amazing nonprofit at www.microwavedavemef.org
Join us for a collaboration with Burritt on the Mountain and Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation on April 22nd
Yesterday was amazing!!
Such a honor to be able to head back to Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of America where I use to be Teen Director and give back!
Thank you to the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation for the opportunity to reach back and show a diverse group of kids the different avenues of music through education.
-Mixing and Mastering
-Sound Board Engineering
-Reading and Writing
-Music Video Production
This group was very engaging and confident to be hands on with all lessons provided!
I always have a great time with the youth since my back ground has been heavy in the Huntsville City Schools and Private School System!
You don’t have to be a singer or rapper to be in the music industry. That’s what yesterday’s lesson was about, while having fun!
Thank you to the Williams Elementary Boys and Girls Club for having us there and sharing the space!
Creating Opportunities for the next generation!
Happiness and Passion Through Entrepreunership!
Your Favorite Entrepreneur
-Jordan ™️ Moore
P.S. The kids recorded the video! 😁
🎵: Real Eyes Realize by ™️
Happy Dr. Suess Day!!!
This time last year the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation allowed me to join them at LakewoodElementarySchool of Huntsville City Schools and read a classic book, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr. Suess as well as perform for the kiddos!
The kids truly enjoyed everything from reading to Ingrid Marie Wever and myself performing for them with the help of the great DJ Aaron Hoffman (ATwist). We had a ball with Crickett Hoffman in the mix as well!!
Definitely looking forward to doing this again soon! I had so much fun!!
Let’s show the kids something different!
You can READ AND BE COOL AND DO MUSIC!!
Changing the narrative!!!
Make Reading Cool Again!!
This was Pre Covid-19 😁
One of the last shows with Huntsville City Schools