A LOCAL NON-PROFIT, CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, South by Southeast was formed in 2003 by a group of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area music lovers and community-minded folks to preserve and promote Americana music by hosting performances in intimate, non-traditional venues. Our mission is to provide assistance and support to local music education programs, and to offset some costs associated with the musical education of young people in our area. In this time of budget cuts for funding the arts, our primary goal is to help young people in their pursuit of the joys of music.
SxSE THANKS our concert attendees and sponsors for making it possible to purchase and donate TWENTY-ONE violas and violins to local school music programs.
These instruments were provided to Black Water Middle School (Deanne Renshaw), Myrtle Beach Middle School (Jennifer Batson), North Myrtle Beach Middle School (Steve Kirkman), Ocean Bay Middle School (Shanice Pinkney), and Ten Oaks Middle School (Chad Hammer). We hope these instruments will help the music directors and students of these area middle schools.
PAST DONATIONS to the Myrtle Beach Middle School Orchestra and Dr. David Bankston's Guitars in the Classroom project are examples of the programs that we have and will continue to support. South by Southeast donations are often in the form of new and reconditioned musical instruments as well as cash awards. Other recipients of South by Southeast donations and support include:
DO YOU KNOW a STUDENT or SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM in need? Please contact us. We will be happy to review your suggestion and help if we can. Click to e-mail us with your suggestions.
- Palmetto Kids Music & Art Academy
- Big House Foundation
- Myrtle Beach High School Orchestra
- Buck Jones Memorial
- North Myrtle Beach High School Band
- Myrtle Beach High School Band
- Long Bay Youth Orchestra
- Aynor High School Band
- Dajah Ward - Berklee School of Arts Summer Seminar
- Shane Thomas - Governor's School for the Fine Arts
DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED and APPRECIATED. Please come enjoy our shows. They are always a wonderful time and support a great cause. Thanks for supporting live music and music education!
Donations are accepted at our events or can be mailed to:
South by Southeast
P.O. Box 7691
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572