Donate to the Esquire Music Foundation

The Esquire Music Foundation

Since 1958, the Esquire Music Foundation has been committed to inspiring and supporting the next generation of musicians by teaching and celebrating big band music and the great American Songbook.


In the long, lively 60-year history of the Esquire Music Foundation, the band experienced the first complete halt of performances and education programs. Between March 2020 through October 2020, the Esquires were unable to meet due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community. To ensure that our young musicians were making the progress we promised to lead them through, the Esquires Classroom was built.  This virtual learning hub became the source for technique, practice, reflection – a comprehensive source for music inspiration and development. As of October 2020, by following all CDC guidelines, by the power of the big band sound, the Esquires came together to once again meet safely in person. 

Be part of our legacy and make a difference in the lives of our young musicians with a gift.  The funds we raise through “Full Swing Ahead” will support the functions that performance fees alone cannot: Student scholarships, public performances, band promotion, sectional training, instrument repair, and basic operating costs.

Please select the program and amount you would like to contribute:

All donations are securely processed by PayPal.

$50 contribution = Student Musician scholarship

$100 contribution = Performing Musician Scholarship

$300 contribution = Leadership Musician Scholarship

$1000 contribution = Section Scholarship

Please contact Eric Brundin ( to make a larger commitment to the Esquire Music Foundation.

More Ways to Give
Gifts can be made in the form of donor-advised funds and bequests. 

  • Donor-Advised Funds:  Instruct your donor-advised fund to mail a check to “Esquire Music Foundation” to our school address or arrange an ACH payment with our staff for your security

  • Bequests: Include the Esquire Music Foundation in your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other planned gift options