"We provide resources, musical instruments and necessary equipment so that all young people may experience the joy and excitement of learning, performing and appreciating the performing arts."
JBMFTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services that nurture a community supporting performing arts and music in education for youths throughout New York State. Through our special events and collaborations, we provide resources, musical instruments and necessary equipment so that all young people may experience the joy and excitement of learning, performing and/or appreciating the performing arts. The non-profit encourages the cooperation and synergy of various sources, such as educational organizations, private patrons, business sponsorship (both local and corporate), government agencies, cultural organizations and the media, in its quest to achieve its purpose.
"J-Bird is a breath of fresh air. She is a mentor, a cheerleader, an innovator and advocate for all kids. She helps kids create and soar musically and personally. Anyone who has the rare opportunity to work with her is indeed blessed."
Parent of an up and coming musician
"I adore Joanne J-Bird Phillips' work ethics and that she accomplishes so much. She believes in herself and everyone she gets involved with."
Owner of Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivation
"Joanne is truly one of those unique people who delivers on what they say they will do. She works tirelessly for all those she cares about and especially for her community. All through the gift of music using it to bring people together. She really is one of a kind!."
- Cantor David Katz
"Being a lover of music and the arts myself, I admire Joanne for being such a strong woman, supporting music and the arts in education. She is bringing awareness of the importance of performing arts and music in all of our communities. Not every community is fortunate enough to have such programming, and children suffer because of it. Because of Joanne's hard work and dedication, kids will have the creative outlet they need to become successful in life!"
Executive Committee Member
Commack Encore Music Booster Club