February 19, 2008
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Smith Barney Surprise
John Adams Middle School Students with $50,000 in Musical Instruments
Who: Music Students at John Adams Middle School, a single-track middle school in
the Los Angeles Unified School District, will receive a surprise gift of musical
instruments from executives with Smith Barney in Los Angeles and The Mr.
Holland’s Opus Foundation.
What: The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation arranged for the donation of nearly $50,000
worth of musical instruments from Smith Barney in order to further promote
When: Monday, February 25, 2008
Where: John Adams Middle School
151 W. 30th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
About The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation:
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (MHOF) donates new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved schools,
community music programs and individual students nationwide, in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of
music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Because
of the financial and in-kind support of concerned and motivated music lovers, more than 500,000 young students have
new opportunities and experiences available to them. They have been given something that will generate lifelong
benefits and memories. Teachers, parents and those in their community see every day how much this simple thing,
giving a child an instrument to play, can change their life forever. In ten years, MHOF has helped 807 music programs
and many individual students, plus 103 schools in six states affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest school district in the country and serves more than
700,000 students at over one thousand K-12 schools, center and independent charters. LAUSD teachers, administrators
and staff believe in the equal worth and dignity of all students and are committed to educate all students to their
About Smith Barney:
Smith Barney is a leading provider of comprehensive financial planning and advisory services to high net worth
investors, institutions, corporations and private businesses, governments and foundations. With over 15,000 Financial
Advisors in some 800 global offices, Smith Barney offers a full suite of investment services, including asset allocation,
private investments and lending services, hedge funds, cash and portfolio management, as well as retirement, education
and estate planning. A division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., (Member SIPC), the firm currently has more than 9.5
million client accounts, representing nearly $1.5 trillion in client assets. Additional information may be found at:
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more
than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial
products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage,
and wealth management. Major brand names under Citi's trademark red arc include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica,
Citi Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
Mark Costiglio, Smith Barney; 212-559-2178; email@example.com
Nadia Gonzalez, Los Angeles Unified School District Media; 213-241-6761;