When you invest in Great Bend Center for Music, you’re investing in the long-term health and success of your community, one family at a time.

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return for every $ invested in early childhood education

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Making music together increases equity and inclusion, diversifies the economy, keeps seniors engaged, supports workforce development, and builds civic engagement.

Most of all, making music together builds the connections that nourish self-esteem, leadership, and a sense of belonging.

All of our cost-effective programs are designed to take advantage of music’s supreme power to address complex problems. The incredible music that results is a thrilling side effect that boosts community pride! 

Become a Pod Squad member and keep our beat steady!

There’s a reason why we “play” instruments.

Play, and the fun of music making, is at the heart of our no-cost Sound Scholars™ program. So each of our learning levels, or Pods, is associated with a Hood Canal animal that uses play as a primary method of learning. We call the special membership program that makes this program possible the Pod Squad!

Not all kids who receive music training will become musicians. But every child who does will see improvements in cognition and emotional growth that are permanent whether they continue their musical activities for six weeks or six decades.

This makes early childhood music education one of the most effective ways to invest in a community’s long-term health and success.

Pod Squad Membership Levels & Benefits

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the yearly impact of all new or upgrading Pod Squad memberships in 2022 will be matched up to a total of $50,000!

First Wave


  • You Keep Our Beat Steady & Help Make Our Programs Accessible to All!
  • Quarterly Newsletter & Annual Report
  • 15% Discount On All Fee-Based Programs
  • 15% Off Event & Concert Tickets

Second Wave


  • All First Wave Benefits, Plus:
  • Free Chorale and/or Youth Chorale Membership
  • Free Admission to All Fee-Based Programs
  • Free Event & Concert Admission

Third Wave


  • All First & Second Wave Benefits, Plus:
  • Advance Reservation Window and Priority Seating to All Events
  • Special Pod Squad Swag 
  • Acknowledgement in Annual Report