Think globally, act locally, and build a musical community. Let's get to work together.

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Commusicity

Every one of our students completes 10 hours of community service every academic term term. Students choose a partner in the community and then volunteer their time, energy, and resources to that partner's cause. They do this above-and-beyond all class projects already taking place every month inside the Columbus community.

Additionally, we have community partners who take advantage of our resources both on and off our Creative Campus.

Is it all of this a lot to expect? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

Have a project that could use our help? Pease complete the online Community  Engagement Request Form and we will do our best to get to "yes".

It's not enough for us to just be a part of  our music community — we want to help lead it. If you have witnessed us in a action either as project leader or just out-and-about, please take a moment and tell us how we are doing by completing the online Community Satisfaction Survey Form.

I thought the GROOVE U stage was amazing. I hope to have it back again next year. I thought it was absolutely one of the contributing factors to why “Big Local” did so well this year. Several times I walked away from the big local tents closer to the stage just so I could hear the music better.
— Scott Huntley, Festival Director Columbus Arts Festival 2016

GROOVE U PROUDLY Partners with these and other Quality community organizations

 The Columbus Arts Festival began in 1962 outside the Statehouse. It has since become one of the best arts festivals in the nation, attracting hundreds of highly acclaimed artists from throughout the country. The annual outdoor festival is typically a three-day event held along the city’s beautiful riverfront. In addition to the art, a wide range of food and drink from local restaurants as well as live music and theater performances round out the festival for three days of fun in the sun.   GROOVE U annually hosts the emerging talent stage at the Columbus Arts Festival.

The Columbus Arts Festival began in 1962 outside the Statehouse. It has since become one of the best arts festivals in the nation, attracting hundreds of highly acclaimed artists from throughout the country. The annual outdoor festival is typically a three-day event held along the city’s beautiful riverfront. In addition to the art, a wide range of food and drink from local restaurants as well as live music and theater performances round out the festival for three days of fun in the sun.

GROOVE U annually hosts the emerging talent stage at the Columbus Arts Festival.

 MusicColumbus is a diverse, eclectic group of people who have been brought together by one thing: A love of music. We are songwriters, singers, musicians and composers. We are business owners, educators, lawyers and city leaders. We are people from all walks of life and backgrounds who share a passionate belief that, through our support of music, we can create richer, happier, more vibrant lives for the people of Columbus.   GROOVE U's Director serves as the Marketing Chairperson for MusicColumbus, and GROOVE U partners with MusicColumbus for the annual Columbus Grammy Viewing Party and Columbus Make Music Day events.

MusicColumbus is a diverse, eclectic group of people who have been brought together by one thing: A love of music. We are songwriters, singers, musicians and composers. We are business owners, educators, lawyers and city leaders. We are people from all walks of life and backgrounds who share a passionate belief that, through our support of music, we can create richer, happier, more vibrant lives for the people of Columbus.

GROOVE U's Director serves as the Marketing Chairperson for MusicColumbus, and GROOVE U partners with MusicColumbus for the annual Columbus Grammy Viewing Party and Columbus Make Music Day events.

 The Dick & Jane Project partners middle school students with professional musicians to create radio-ready songs. Students write the lyrics, the musicians compose and record the music, and together they collaborate on the production of a professionally recorded song. Bringing schools, families, and communities together, they give young people the confidence to know that their words can impact people beyond the classroom walls in a very real way.   GROOVE U students record and mix the Dick & Jane Project songs on our Creative Campus.

The Dick & Jane Project partners middle school students with professional musicians to create radio-ready songs. Students write the lyrics, the musicians compose and record the music, and together they collaborate on the production of a professionally recorded song. Bringing schools, families, and communities together, they give young people the confidence to know that their words can impact people beyond the classroom walls in a very real way.

GROOVE U students record and mix the Dick & Jane Project songs on our Creative Campus.

 With more than 2,000 member business representatives, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in Dublin, Ohio serves as the voice of the business and professional community. The Chamber represents a wide variety of businesses in Dublin, from large to small, and accountants to zoos.    GROOVE U is a proud member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

With more than 2,000 member business representatives, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in Dublin, Ohio serves as the voice of the business and professional community. The Chamber represents a wide variety of businesses in Dublin, from large to small, and accountants to zoos. 

GROOVE U is a proud member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

 Make Music Columbus is an annual free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.  Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.   GROOVE U, in conjunction with MusicColumbus, is a sponsor of the global Make Music Day event in Columbus.

Make Music Columbus is an annual free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.  Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

GROOVE U, in conjunction with MusicColumbus, is a sponsor of the global Make Music Day event in Columbus.

 WCBE has provided superior public radio programming for residents of Columbus and adjacent areas since 1956. The station currently serves the region from Marion to the north, to Chillicothe in the south, east to Zanesville and west to Springfield. WCBE estimates roughly 120,000 listeners tune weekly to our signal.    GROOVE U has designated WCBE as the annual beneficiary of funds raised by Instaband.

WCBE has provided superior public radio programming for residents of Columbus and adjacent areas since 1956. The station currently serves the region from Marion to the north, to Chillicothe in the south, east to Zanesville and west to Springfield. WCBE estimates roughly 120,000 listeners tune weekly to our signal. 

GROOVE U has designated WCBE as the annual beneficiary of funds raised by Instaband.