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We started the campaign Teachers for Music School to raise funds for the construction of a new building for the Music School in Sisak and its branch school in Petrinja.
Our Public Music School has lost its beautiful buildings in both Sisak and Petrinja.
Within 20 seconds these 19th century beauties were reduced to what structural engineers label as "unusable".
Intended for demolition.
At 12:19 on 29th December 2020, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the Sisak-Moslavina County, the towns of Petrinja, Sisak and Glina and the surrounding towns and villages. The earthquake took the lives of at least 7 people, among which that of a 13-year-old girl. Many were left without a home, and buildings in Sisak, Petrinja, Glina and the surrounding area turned into ruins.
360 students and 40 teachers were left without their home of music and love.
WHAT WERE WE?
A jewel in the architectural crown of the city of Sisak, a former synagogue, the building was constructed between 1862 and 1890. Following the destruction of the Jewish community during the Holocaust, it was looted and ransacked. It was twenty years later (1967) that the building was converted into a music school.
For the last 53 years it has been filled with the sounds of music and children’s laughter.
The sounds of instruments and voices soaked into the walls and enriched the city of Sisak and Petrinja with their beauty.
Thousands of children accompanied by their teachers played their instruments for the first time here, learned their very first notes, sang in the choir for the first time, shattered their fears and made their first public appearances.
HOW DO WE CONTRIBUTE?
We, music teachers and music professors, are unique. Because music is the essence of life. Our work with children and transferring knowledge, skills, and a love for music contributes to creating a more cultured and noble society based on the ideas of humanity.
We teachers have decided to put all our knowledge and abilities into this campaign to build a new, even better school, a 21st century school and a hall in which our Steinway will shine once more!
Upon completion of the Crowdfunding campaign, all funds raised will be paid into the donation account for the Fran Lhotka Music School and will be used exclusively to renovate the school. Depending on the decision of the Ministry of Culture and the conservation institute, as the School is a cultural monument, the renovation will move in the direction of renovating the existing building or constructing a new one.
Music must resonate in the cities of Sisak and Petrinja again, and the culture of the entire Sisak-Moslavina County must be brought back to life.
Let's return music to Sisak and Petrinja and into the hands of children!
It feels good, doesn't it? Your 1 euro donation will help us buy a music notebook for a student.
You're a rockstar! Your 10 euro donation will help us buy sheet music for a student.
You are great! Your 50 euro donation just bought us a new set of violin strings! We are very grateful and happy to send you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE as a token of our appreciation.
Wow, thanks to your 100 euro we'll be able to make a video of our next concert! We are very grateful and happy to send you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE and 1 DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FILE as a token of our appreciation.
You're amazing! Your 500 euro donation helped us tune 6 pianos! We are very grateful and happy to send you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE and 2 DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FILES as a token of our appreciation.
That's incredible! Your 1000 euro donation bought all our clarinet students much needed new parts. We are very grateful and happy to send you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE and the LAST CONCERT FROM OUR HALL AUDIO as a token of our appreciation.
We are speechless! Your 10000 euro donation paid the travel and accommodation fees for the next competition our students and teachers are tirelessly practicing for! We are very grateful and happy to send you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE and the LAST CONCERT FROM OUR HALL VIDEO as a token of our appreciation.
You amazing friend of music, YOU! Your generous 100000 euro donation will help furnish, paint and modernize our classrooms once we rebuild. We are very grateful and happy to give you a DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE and A PRIVATE ONLINE CONCERT as a token of our appreciation.
LIVE STREAMUpdate posted by Danijel Majcen at 04:31 pm
The school has been given a new building for use in the refinery social centre for a year and a half.Students of the Fran Lhotka Music School had 1st live stream. You can watch live stream video on official Facebook Page.
Croatian cellist Ana Rucner with students of our Music SchoolUpdate posted by Danijel Majcen at 11:40 am
This wonderful video was recorded in the studio and in front of the destroyed Fran Lhotka Music School by the famous Croatian cellist Ana Rucner with students of our Music School. A popular cover of the song "Memories" on the theme of Pachelbel's Canon.
Heroes for heroesUpdate posted by Petar Culibrk at 08:10 am
The school has been given a new building for use in the refinery social centre for a year and a half. Since there is not enough space, we are continuing the campaign, which goes on until the end of February. We have succeeded in moving all the instruments from the. . . . .
A History of the Sisak SynagogueUpdate posted by Danijel Majcen at 10:27 am
The size and significance of Sisak's Jewish community for the city of Sisak is reflected in the grandeur and architectural beauty of the Sisak synagogue and its location in the city of Sisak (in the city center). It was constructed between 1986 and 1890, in the center of the then. . . . .
Students' special performance announces fundraising campaignUpdate posted by Danijel Majcen at 10:31 am
Students Sara, Mihael, Barbara, Eva and Lovro perform in front of a devastated Fran Lhotka Music School and announce the start of the fundraising campaign for rebuild. https://gogetfunding.com/togetherformusicschool/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/gsfranalhotkeUčenici Sara, Mihael, Barbara, Eva i Lovro posebnim nastupom ispred razrušene Glazbene Škole Frana Lhotke otvaraju kampanju za izgradnju škole.
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