Madison High School Steinway Fund

The Steinway 88 keys program gives you the opportunity to directly influence the education of our students.

Every piano has 88 keys. By purchasing a key, your generosity will give our students the opportunity to perform with the world’s most respected concert piano.

ABOUT US

Madison High School is a collaborative community of learners dedicated to academic excellence, personal integrity, and interpersonal responsibility. One of the largest high schools in Wisconsin, MHS is a four-year high school serving approximately 2,700 students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The school’s philosophy of “freedom with responsibility” encourages students to make decisions affecting both their study and leisure time. The School Rules promote a climate of mutual respect and concern for others.

The generous Madison community has recently constructed a state of the art Performing Arts Center here at the Madison High School, resulting in one of the finest concert venues in the state. Students now have the pleasure of performing in a space that is fit for any professional performing organization. Acoustical engineers and a panel of professionals collaborated to ensure that the space was built in accordance with to the level of the excellence for which Madison High School’s performing arts programs are known throughout the state.

OUR GOAL

This piano is the last piece needed to truly complete a space of this caliber. The expenses incurred by the design and construction did not leave the funds necessary to purchase a new piano. The current piano is over fifty years old and does not match the standard of professionalism that the new space communicates to its audience. Students in our various performing arts classes and activities deserve an instrument of sufficient size and quality that will elevate student achievement while remaining in this exceptional space from now and well into the future.

Our goal is to replace our current Steinway B stage piano with a new 9-foot concert grand that is appropriate for such a prestigious space. The piano will benefit all students and organizations that will utilize the Performing Arts Center. The performing ensembles directors at the high school will regularly use this instrument with their students, currently numbering over 400. In addition to the students who will use this during performances, community organizations such as the all-professional Madison Symphony Orchestra that rent the space will have the ability to make use of it.

THE PIANO

Steinway & Sons Model D “Concert Grand”

At 8′ 11¾” (274 cm) in length, this majestic musical instrument — the pinnacle of concert grands — is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and for anyone who demands the highest level of musical expressionFull Specifications.

We Need Your Help!

We are hoping that the Madison community’s continuing generosity will cover the purchase price of the piano. Any funds raised above the purchase price would be used for tunings and maintenance of the piano throughout the school year.  Additional costs will be covered through the high school operating budget.

Madison High School needs your help raising funds to purchase a Steinway & Sons Model D

Please click on the key you would like to donate and enter the information requested. Your pledge will be sent directly to the Greenwich High School’s 88 Keys Fundraising administrator who will then contact you to make the donation arrangements. Thank you!

The first key on the left, A0, is a donation of $50. Each key from left to right increases the donation amount in increments of $50, so the last key on the right, C8, is a donation of $4400.

A Special Thanks to Our Donors

Jeremy Schrader Brian Wyss  Dr. Adam P Horn • Leeon Waggletail

Herschneim Breckenridge  Thomas Bianci  Franz Ferdinand • Dr. M.C. Esher

Make check payable to:
MHS Orchestra Association (note: “88 Keys donation” on the check)

Mail check to:
MHS 88 Keys Piano Fundraiser
Madison High School
545 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703

 If you have questions, email ben@steinwaymadison.com Thank You.