#GivingTuesday 2018

How can we encourage young kids to develop self confidence and experience a feeling of wonder through their own efforts?

Founded in 2007, the Beatty Competition has provided hundreds of young guitar students the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and develop their confidence through public performance, while making lifelong friendships. Marlow Guitar International is committed to making the event accessible, nurturing and educational. The Competition is open to guitarists 18 and under who reside in the Washington, DC-Baltimore metro area, and no application fee is required. This annual event takes place over a weekend in early March, beginning on Friday evening with an introductory meeting of contestants, parents, and judges and a reception. Each round is open to the public and free of charge.

We need your support to keep the Beatty Competition going. Our sponsors John and Susie Beatty, who supported this event from the beginning, have now retired and moved away. Please help us give kids this amazing experience. Any amount is welcome and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy:   The Catalogue selected us as one of its featured nonprofits! Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across Greater Washington. The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

Contact Marlow Guitar International:
Joao Figueiroa
Executive Director

    451 N Hungerford Drive Suite 119-482
Rockville, MD 20850


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