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Current/Upcoming Events:

Concert Series – Virtual Benefit Helping Music Students and Educators – April 9, 2021

Learn more about the benefit concert here!

Virtual Concert Fundraising Series

The Music Over Miles mission is all about educating students about the music industry and encouraging to use their creativity in music to live a more fulfilling life. A number of independent musicians have volunteered their time to create a virtual concert series, in partnership with the Music Over Miles sponsors Pick Your Ticket®, Synapse Publishing & Entertainment® and We Get Music™.

Youtube Videos To Support Music Education

This video series was spearheaded by Spokesperson Andrew Salgado in Spring 2020 and sponsored by Synapse Publishing & Entertainment, LLC® It consists of an extensive series of videos which have been developed for use by Music Over Miles (not available any where else) and will be available free of charge to schools and students as well as the general public.  In turn through YouTube monetization usage will create a stream of funding through which to develop new videos. These tools will aid with remote education initiatives, allow the Music Over Miles Programs to reach greater numbers of schools, and help these groups have a one stop shopping experience of excellent teaching tools – spurred on my the needs of remote education caused by the 2020 pandemic. The goal is to establish over 150 videos in it’s first year and then build going forward. The video categories range from music theory, to instrument specific (i.e. Piano, Drums) to industry education, to tips, tricks, and best practices in the music industry. Enjoy and please donate to help support this program moving forward.

Previous Events:

Jeremy Heer Livestream – March 27, 2021 Learn more about the Jeremy Heer Livestream here

Jeremy Heer Flyer

The First Music Over Miles Virtual Benefit Concert Conducted on November 1st was a successful first try at a new ongoing series. Listeners heard six incredible musicians performing original songs while supporting a worthwhile cause. We are very grateful for the all of the artists that participated, as well as everyone who listened in. 

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Mooseheart School Pilot After School Program Conducted May 14 – 18, 2018 was a success, with over 6 groups of junior high and high schools students performing at an all-school assembly on Friday.  The students enjoyed spending time and learning songwriting, performance, and music business skills from each other and  Music Over Miles Spokesperson Andrew Salgado, and music therapists Alyssa Wilkins and Ava Marvin who also joined in the school assembly as well as several teachers.

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The event was featured in the Moose magazine.

Mooseheart is grateful to sponsor Rich Moore, Owner of Shanahan’s Food & Sprirts in Woodridge, who made the donation to make this pilot possible.

April 21, 2018 Pizza, Wine, & Music Fundraiser– An intimate acoustic evening with Spokesperson Andrew Salgado hosted by the Center For Creative Arts Therapy, 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL  60515. All benefits go to Music Over Miles.


Sponsored by Music Over Miles – A Musical Salute to Veteran’s – November 11, 2017

The event was a success and many blessings provided for the “Salute to Veterans” – more updates to come.

Music Over Miles says THANK YOU to all who donated, worked and supported this beautiful event.

Special thanks to Darryl Worley, Andrew Salgado, Andy Avalos, The Long Lost and of course, all the Veterans.

Darryl Worley live at Salute the Veterans on November 11th


Andrew Salgado live at Salute the Veterans on November 11th


The Long Lost live at Salute the Veterans on November 11th

Brimley Middle School, Brimley MI – October 19, 2017

Brimley Middle School

Photos courtesy of Brimley Middle School, Brimley MI  October 19, 2017 Music Over Miles Program


Camp Jam July 2017: 

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Special guests Lauren Ritchie and Matthew Kerr from Lauren and Matt Acoustic Duo (

Videos: to come

Email from Director of Camp Jam Staff

Andrew did a great job of getting the young musicians engaged and involved in his presentation. We would love to have him back at any of our camps next year.”

Dave Corley
Camp Director
Camp Jam Staff

Email from school about our event (April 2017)

Good Afternoon,

I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you putting on today’s show for our students. Hours after the show, they continue talking about how much they enjoyed and learned from it. Your time, energy, and effort are much appreciated. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time!


Paul Riskus                                          

Assistant Principal 

Third Floor Director

Walt Disney Magnet School

Andrew Salgado announces Music Over Miles on WGN Radio In Feb. 2017

March 30, 2017 – Music Over Miles Inaugural School Event – Chicago.

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History of the launch of Music Over Miles Foundation and Website

December 2016          Music Over Miles Foundation established and T.C. Leonard appointed as Executive Director

January 2017               Spokesperson Andrew M. Salgado selected as Inaugural Spokesperson

February 2017             Fundraising Processing Begins and Website launched

February 2017             School Application Process Begins and Tentative Performance Schedule Planned

2017 Events:  Facebook link 

Organization formed in December 2016.

    • January – Website domains were set up, and Website and Facebook page were designed. Twitter account was also initiated but has not been made active.
    • February – Andrew Salgado signed as National Spokesperson for organization. The website and initial grant campaign was funded by anonymous founder. Website was designed, and dedicated volunteers began maintaining both the website ( and Facebook @musicovermiles which continue to grow fans (currently over 100).   Integrated donation and school sign up page were integrated into the website.  Completion of website introduction video. (volunteer)
    • March: Creation of Instructional Video on Music Industry (volunteers). Media announcement made via WGN by Spokesperson on live hours show. Publicity appearance: March 17th Hyatt Schaumburg St. Patrick’s Day Event with Board President.  March 30th – Inaugural School event at Walt Disney Magnet School, Chicago IL APPROXIMATELY 500 Junior High School Students
    • April – Completion of Promotional Video for Donors (volunteer). Durham North Carolina Publicity Broadcast at Bulls Baseball game, plus donation booth.  Also promoted charity on two North Carolina radio stations.
    • May – Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas – Approximately 900 high school students, NV and Thurman White Performing Arts Charter School – Henderson NV. Approximately 100 Junior High Students May – WGN Roe Conn show update on Music Over Miles by Spokesperson.
    • June – June 13th – Performance to support Media Day with Fox News at launch of historic Willowbrook Ballroom demolition/restoration event
    • July – Camp Jam, Lake Forest IL Approximately 150 Junior High and High School Students
    • August – Camp Jam, Connecticut, August 18th  Approximately 150 Junior High and High School Students  Fundraising Booth, Burr Ridge, IL
    • September – Back to School – Month off!
    • October – Willowbrook Ballroom Outdoor Fundraiser – Appearance & Support, Media and Appearances – Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Two Local Radio Stations Promotions, Brimley High School and Junior High School – Approximately 400 students. Beginning discussions were help around development of a Chicago suburban area after school workshop.
    • November – MOM Sponsored Veteran’s Day Event – Elmhurst, IL Fundraiser, Media – WGN and 98.3 Chicago
    • December – Development of After School Program begins with two local Chicago area schools


Additional Locations to be Added

All dates/locations subject to change and funding

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