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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is seeking interested singers and students (16 and older) from the community to join the Festival Choir in its performance of Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass as a concert, with orchestra, under the direction of Peter Ciarelli. The concert will be presented at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday evenings 9/25/2022 to 11/13/2022 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Syracuse, location TBA. All singers are welcomed!


Rehearsals and Concert are free and open to the public.


Interested? Please call or email Megan Fallon: or call (315) 727-6336.



Care-A-Van was held in memory of Jack O. Bocchino, a lifelong supporter of local music. Jack was a true friend, a champion for those in need, and a generous soul. He is sorely missed, but his legacy of giving to those in need lives on!


In partnership with In My Father’s Kitchen, on Sunday, October 21st, we collected the following items to help homeless people in our community:


Hand warmers


Water resistant gloves


White socks


Wet wipes







Thank you to everyone who drove in, dropped off, and donated! 


Thanks to our friends at Townsquare Media, for seven straight days (11/1-11/8) Food-A-Bago collected non-perishable food items and cash donations  inside the RV parked at Weis Markets on Upper Front Street in Binghamton to benefit CHOW, Broome County’s Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse!

A grand total of $7,108 was collected for Broome County CHOW, which it turns $1 into FIVE complete meals… that equals 35,540 meals! We are still waiting to hear the total tonnage of non-perishable food was collected.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported this year’s efforts!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Black River Drive-In!

Thank you to everyone who did the Time Warp with us again this year!

One Becomes Four!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our One Becomes Four campaign! Thanks to the generosity of three donors, every dollar that was donated multiplied!


THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our Summer of Change campaign! 

We collected $1,685.30!

Special thanks to the following organizations that are collecting in support of our Summer of Change campaign: Behind the Iron Gates, Galaxy Communications, Stanley Law Offices, Syracuse Hemporium, Townsquare Media Group, Vern’s Returns, and Vinomania!  Thank you to Onondaga County for their support! During the month of July, county employees will receive a “dress down” day with every $1 contribution! 

2020 Events


Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Drive
Thursday, April 30th 6am to 7pm

The COVID 19 pandemic has caused many hardships in our community and has left families struggling to put food on their tables, on Thursday April 30th from 6am to 7pm Music for the Mission along with several of your Local Radio and TV stations teamed up for the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Drive. All proceeds went directly to our local CHOW program to purchase food to feed people in need. This is a crisis that can’t be ignored. On April 30th people went to and made donations to our Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Drive.  Thank You so very much for your support!

Annual Chili Cook Off
February 8, 2020 1 p.m. at the Happy Valley Inn


An Evening of Music with Syracuse Opera and Friends
January 24, 2020 at the Palace Theater

Amazing community support last night for “Rockin’ the Opera”…. Just a wonderful event and we are so grateful!!!! Thank you to the Palace Theater for hosting!!!!

A special shout out to all of the talented musicians who were so giving of themselves and their time to perform for us for this show. It is clear each of you have a huge heart and love for our community. Dinosaur Radio your support and involvement with us garnered on of our most successful events yet again. We are so grateful for your partnership.

Music for the Mission would also like to thank you for your presence at the Musical Event!!


2019 Events

Christmas from Dublin by the Live Space Entertainment
December 14, 2019 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre


Fauré Requiem by The Roman
Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
November 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Syracuse’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse presents Fauré Requiem. This was free to the public and features singers from the Cazenovia College/Community Choir. On Sunday November 17th Syracuse’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located at 259 E. Onondaga Street hosts a diocese-wide chorus performing Gabriele Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor at 2 p.m. The impetus for this performance began with a parishioner at St. James Church in Cazenovia who invited singers from all of the diocese parishes to come together to sing masterworks from the great composers at the recently renovated downtown cathedral. The chorus has been rehearsing weekly in preparation for the Nov. 17 event. The Sacred Music Society of Syracuse, as well as Music for the Mission are sponsoring the event along with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.

To know more about the event please click on the link – .

Thank you for being there!

BeatleCuse 2019 was presented in part by Music for the Mission – in conjunction with honoring two Syracuse music community legends & BeatleCuse alumni – Doug Moncrief and Dan Elliott. Doug & Dan donated their time and talents to *both* of these stellar organizations in the years before they recently passed on to the Rock & Roll Heaven. Both such wonderful #ambassadors of M4M – and both dearly loved and missed!

Thank you for being present at the Event and making it more special!

BeatleCuse 2019
October 05, 2019 at Liverpool Holiday Inn and Convention Center

2017 Events

The Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival
July 28th and 29th in Clinton Square! – Thank you to everyone who attended this event!

Press Release – Chili-Cook Off Cooks Again!

Click here for Music for the Mission’s and Stanley Law’s latest press release about our Chili Cook-off event in collaboration with musicians, Lee Martin and The Rockers and The Happy Valley Inn!

Press Release

2016 Events


25 Days of Giving – Please remember to donate during this Holiday season! One Hundred percent of your donation will go towards efforts that help the hungry and the homeless in Central New York! Click on the Donate button above!

Feel free to email with any questions or partnership ideas! We welcome an opportunity to speak with you about how we can help your business, group and/or organization! Reach out today!

The Northeast Jazz And Wine Festival
July 29th And 30th In Clinton Square!

Music for the Mission was a vendor at this Festival. We collected cans for our Jazzed Can Drive and they were donated to a local food pantry! Raffle winners have been selected and if you won you should be getting contacted by August 8th or 9th. Winners must collect their prizes within 10 days of being notified.

Prizes can be picked up at the front desk at Joe Stanley Law Offices.

Proceeds from this event will go directly to our funds for the 2017 batch of Mini-Grants.

If you would like to be on our volunteer list, please contact us at

Thank you for volunteering;  Tobi & Brooklyn!

(Pictured)Kelly, Kiki, Kellie and Maria!

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Listen to our promotion that aired on local radio and T.V. stations!


Thank you for all of you who joined us on
May 28th for World Day of Hunger!

We will see you next year. Same day, same time.


Valentines Day And St. Patrick’s Day At Sharkey’s Bar!

February 13th And March 14th 2016 Celebrating Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day with great company, music and excitement.The weekend before Valentine’s Day, Sharkey’s held their StopLight Party to celebrate love.. With their help, along with 107.9, we were able to raise 187 dollars for Music for the Mission. Similarly, for their St. Practice Day party in early March, we raised 258 dollars with the St. Patrick’s themed event!Thank you for all who attended and worked to make these events happen for our community!

Over 250 in attendance!


Stay tuned for our Music for the Mission night with the Crunch and many more exciting events!