Service & Giving Back to the Community

Bandlink Students Performing

Bandlink Students Perform at the Notre Dame Performing Arts Center


Bandlink is an outreach program of the Notre Dame Band that offers music and band instruction to local schools which may not have the means to offer the programs. Currently the program is open to students in grades 5-8 at Christ the King, Holy Cross, and Corpus Christi Schools. Students in the Michiana Christian Homeschool Band are also eligible to participate.

Notre Dame students are responsible for all administrative and instructional aspects of the program and are supervised by a member of the ND Band Staff. The program offers students weekly private instruction on their instrument as well as large ensembles for them to participate.

For more information, click here or visit the Bandlink Blog.

Salvation Army Bandlink

In January of 2009, the Notre Dame Band expanded the Bandlink program and teamed with the Salvation Army of St. Joseph County to provide a unique opportunity for underprivileged children in the South Bend community. As volunteers in the Salvation Army Bandlink, Notre Dame students mentor these local children by giving them band lessons. The program provides a place for young students learn self-discipline, teamwork, self-expression, self-esteem, and reinforce values while playing in a band.

The Salvation Army Bandlink program is held in Kroc Community Center. The eight-and-a-half acre site has several music facilities including classrooms and an auditorium.

For more information about the Salvation Army BandLink Service program, please click here to contact us.


How can I help?

Please consider participating in the Notre Dame Band’s sponsor an instrument program. This program allows you to donate funds for the purchase of a new instrument to be used in the Notre Dame Band. The new instrument will replace an older one in the band’s inventory, which will then be donated to the program. This option is a tremendous way to both support the Notre Dame Band and participate in the Horns Reborn program.


How will these instruments help?

Participating in music can have a powerful effect on young people. Learning an instrument can teach self-discipline, teamwork, self-expression, build self-esteem and reinforce values taught in the school curriculum. Unfortunately, children in poor communities often can not afford to purchase or rent an instrument in order to participate in instrumental music groups. Your donated instrument can serve as a gateway for children to become involved in positive activities that teach skills which will help guide them towards future success.

More Information

For more information please click here to contact us or call at (574)631-7136.

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