Beachland Benefit Brings Blues!

Blue Lunch along with Mary Bridget Davies performed in front of a near capacity crowd at the Beachland Ballroom on Christmas Night in a benefit for The Dream On Foundation. The 9 piece band rocked the house performing covers of classic blues songs as well as a few compositions of their own. Guests were treated to house made latkes (Jewish potato pancakes) as is the tradition of the event now in it’s eighth year. A portion of the proceeds will be used to help send the Dream On Jazz Band to New Orleans in March of 2016. Special thanks to Bob Frank and Mary Bridget Davies.


Dream On receives Foundation of the Year Award from The Music Settlement

We are very proud to announce The Dream On Foundation has received The Foundation Partnership of the Year Award from The Cleveland Music Settlement. The Award is presented annually to a foundation which demonstrates outstanding commitment and dedication to advancing the mission and programs of The Music Settlement. The award was given on September 28th during The Music Settlement’s annual meeting. The Dream On Kids have participated in the Junior J@MS Program since the Fall of 2013 under the leadership of Randy Woods. The Settlement provides Instruments, Music, and Jazz Instruction free of charge. We would like to give special thanks to Charles D. Lawrence, President and CEO, and Maura L. Hughes, Chair, Board of Directors. On behalf of all of our friends, families, volunteers, and everyone involved with the Foundation we say Thank You!dreamonmusicschool

Dream on Kids Shine in Jazz Band recital

The Dream on Kids Jazz Band impressed in their debut performance at The Cleveland Music Settlement’s Recital Hall May 23rd. Lead by conductor Randy Woods, a graduate of Shaw High School and an accomplished saxophonist in his own right, the kids performed Autumn Leaves by J. Kosma, arranged by Mr. Woods himself, and Duke Ellington’s C Jam Blues. The Dream on Kids joined Junior J@MS (Jazz at Music Settlement) in the Fall of 2013, with assistance Dr. Megan Constantine. The Music Settlement provides instruments, Music, and Instruction free of charge. For more information, follow the link to their website below.


Elijah Harper strikes a chord in Dayton!


Elijah Harper

Elijah Harper

Congratulations to Elijah Harper on earning a “Level 2” on his junior high solo and ensemble!  Elijah plays the Clarinet at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton where he is a 7th grader.  He hopes his score will allow him to join the symphony orchestra next year.  He also enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Way to go Elijah!

Certificate of Award

Adrienne Ward makes Honor Roll!!!


Adrienne Ward

We are all very proud to announce Dream on Kid Adrianne Ward has made the Honor Roll at Lincoln Park Academy. (Ft. Pierce, Florida) Andrienne is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program where she takes courses in Art, Science, Reading, Civics, Language Arts and Mathematics. Her Language Arts teacher Ms. Gardner had this to say about her:

“Adrienne is such a positive student. She gets along with all of her peers and is always happy. Adrienne goes out of her way when she enters the room to greet everyone with her well wishes and a warm smile. During partner work, she can be depended on to not only complete the task, but to include the thoughts and feelings of her classmates throughout the lesson. It is a pleasure having Adrienne in my class.”

Lincoln Park Academy is a public magnet school located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Commonly referred to as simply LPA, the school is academically geared, offering Advanced PlacementInternational Baccalaureate, dual-enrollment, and pre-engineering course schedules. It was ranked 178th in the Challenge Index of United States high schools in the Washington Post in 2014.

The Lincoln Park Academy Honor Roll Badge

The Lincoln Park Academy Honor Roll Badge


James Polk wins Dream On writing contest.

James' Letter

Winning composition by James Polk:

On November 15th, I attended my first funeral. I never thought I would have to see someone so close to me get burried into the ground. Never have I thought that losing someone you love feel so awful! If I have a chance to see someone dead, it would be my grandma.

When my grandma died I never got a chance to tell her bye. The last time I saw my grandma she was doing so good. It did not look like she was doing bad. Everything about her was so exciting because she was always a happy person and kept the family together.

If I get to see my grandma again I would ask her why? Why did she have to go so soon? I would ask my grandma how does it feel to be dead, and how does heaven look? I would ask my grandma does she miss us like we all miss her? I really miss my grandma presently and miss being around someone so happy. I wish I could see her one last time and just tell her bye and I love her.

Top Dream On Scholars complete 2nd year of summer program!


Jalia Tyner Gaston, Chaniya Gant and Nyandia Ballah finish the second summer of Aspire at Hathaway Brown School.


Five Dream On Students have completed two of the three summer school sessions offered by Hathaway Brown and University Schools.  When they complete the third and last session next summer, they will be prepared to attend the best high schools in Northeastern Ohio.  Congratulations for your hard work!!!

For more Information about the Aspire program at Hathaway Brown School, or the Reach program at University School, please visit the links below:

Jordan Bennett and Daryl Grimes finish the second summer of Reach at University School