In the early days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, the Alex Schachter Scholarship fund was created to keep Alex’s memory alive. The fund was designed to support the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Marching band and to enrich music education nationwide.  

Alex was a talented musician who played trombone in the MSD Eagle Regiment Marching Band when they won their first state title several months before the shooting. “For Alex, being in the band enabled him to make lifelong friends, improve his self-esteem, and learn that a positive work ethic would lead to great achievements,” says Max Schachter.

In October 2021, the Alex Schachter Scholarship Fund donated $25K to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Marching Band. In December 2022, they announced they would match all donations made up to an additional $25K.

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Beyond the immediate public health impact, COVID-19 has threatened low-income communities with food insecurity, job loss, and unprecedented uncertainty. Let the Music Play On! is our way of helping middle school students in these communities who are not receiving personalized instruction as they were prior to the pandemic. Safe Schools For Alex started this initiative by donating $10,000 so that students will receive free one-on-one private online music lessons. Through our fundraising efforts, we we have been able to provide more than 400 private online music lessons!

Fifty special trombones were given out to 50 band students throughout Florida in honor of Alex Schachter