Why give to Sones de México Ensemble?

A letter from Executive Director Juan Díes

December 2022

Dear Friends,

In 2022, we brought you Los San Patricios: The Irish Soldiers of Mexico, La Noche del Son, El Grito, and the World Music Festival in Chicago; Bandas de Mexico residency at NIU-Dekalb; Fiesta ’22 in North Carolina; Dia de los Muertos at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC; a Corridos: Mexican Tragic Ballads  Songwriting Workshop 8-state tour in DC, IL, IN, NC, NH, MA, OH, and RI; and Fiesta Mexicana Summer Camp for youth at Metropolitan Family Services.

Sones de Mexico Ensemble is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with an eye on the future. We are strategically increasing our capacity to bring you more programs that you love: more curated, themed concerts; an expanded music education program with a new branch site, a summer camp, and a curriculum that includes more instrumental offerings and multi-state educational touring programs; and more videos and virtual online experiences for audiences worldwide. We have also become more intentional about communicating our commitment to equity and social justice in everything that we do.

Donations of any amount from individuals like you are an essential component of an organization’s stability. They show grass-roots community support and generate more trust and higher investment from larger foundations and government agencies that also support our initiatives.

By donating to Sones de Mexico Ensemble you give us credibility, and you support our mission to promote a greater appreciation of Mexican traditional music and culture. You all also help us move forward and propel our new, post-pandemic strategic initiatives. Please give generously! We will be forever grateful! Happy Holidays!


Juan Díes
Co-founder, Executive Director
Sones de México Ensemble

P.S. Be sure to check out the Sponsor Page of our website to see the names of the many organizations and people just like you who have already supported Sones de México Ensemble.

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Here are some examples of how your donation can help with critical educational, operational and program expenses:


covers the cost of the 30-page textbook we developed to give to our guitar students.


covers one week of lessons for one student in our Music School.


a nice choice for Sones’ 25th Anniversary


covers the cost of one hour of private music instruction for a student.



covers the cost of a half-scholarship for a student in our Music School.


covers the cost of a guitar for one of our students.


covers a full 12-week scholarship for a student in our Music School.


covers a month’s rent at the storage facility for our traditional instrument collection and sound equipment.


covers the cost of a full day of outreach workshops at a school serving over a hundred students.


If you prefer to donate by check, please mail it to:

Sones de México Ensemble
PO Box 13261
Chicago, IL 60613
Call (773) 728-1164 for other options.

Sones de México Ensemble is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote a greater appreciation of Mexican traditional music through world-class performance and education programs. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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