The purpose of this endeavor is
to honor and preserve the teaching legacy and promote that legacy for
future generations of cupped mouthpiece brass players.
The Memorial Fund was created by
Howard D. Lay, a student of Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt, at his New York
studio for about six months followed by a period of about 20 months in his
Philadelphia studio teaching, observing, studying and transcribing his
lectures to a first draft of his Encyclopedia of the Pivot System in 1948.
The project was not commenced
until 2001 after several years of thought. David H. Sheetz and
others have already acted in various ways to not allow the Reinhardt
teachings to be forgotten.
Mr. Howard Lay became an attorney in 1957 and has
donated the initial seed money, time and expense to certify a 501(c)(3)
not for profit tax exempt organization under IRS rules to
receive tax deductible money, bequests and contributions to:
Donald S. Reinhardt Memorial Fund, Inc.
4420 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
WHERE FUNDING WILL
An initial purpose was some
scholarships in honor of Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt to needy students of
Another purpose is to cause
republication of the Encyclopedia and other Reinhardt publications and his
tape lectures with any other original materials.
WHERE FUNDING WILL BE SOLICITED
We believe Dr. Donald S.
Reinhardt had 5,000 or more students and many are living while others are
departed. Many have carried his ideas and teaching into their own
Some or all those students are asked to join this endeavor to the extent
they are able to do so.
There are large foundations and funds together with individuals that
support musical arts and they will be presented DONATIONS for grants or
funding assistance as this Fund shows vigor and purpose.
The Fund will initiate and
publish a newsletter and solicit memberships by all interested persons in
order to further interest in a large geographic area with the belief that
clinics or other events can be organized for former students to meet and
pass the Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt torch to future generations. A
membership fee will be used to defray costs of the newsletter and start
the Fund for initial scholarships and causing republication of the
Reinhardt books at cost or less if funds are available.
David H. Sheetz owns the right
to manufacture and distribute the Reinhardt mouthpieces and has
voluntarily pledged $5.00 from the sale of each mouthpiece to the Fund.
The Fund is starting with
$10,000 contributed by Howard D. Lay together with all the time and
expenses including a $500 fee to the IRS. Mr. Lay
plans to add to
the Fund but does not want to be a one man band.
The work of Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt and as a unique individual needs to be
remembered and perpetuated.
The Reinhardt studio materials
were donated by his estate and are located at the Streitwieser Foundation,
located in Kremsmunster, Austria. The address is: Schloss Kremsegg, Musica Kremsmunster, Kremsegger Strabe 59 A-4550
12639 Oakmont Drive
Kansas City MO 64145
200 Surry Rd