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Brad Schoener was a music director in the Upper Darby School District for 25 years. He lost a courageous battle to cancer in 2009, but not before having an incredibly positive impact on the lives of countless students, colleagues, and friends. Brad was loved wherever he went and helped mold the future paths of thousands of children through his passion for music and his ability to bring out that passion in his students.
Proceeds from the 5K Run support the Brad Schoener Memorial Music Fund and its MusicMan Academy programs. The mission of Brad's Fund is to support the musical abilities and aspirations of instrumental music students in the Upper Darby School District through the funding of instruments, instruction, and experiences for interested and talented students who might not otherwise have the opportunities due to personal circumstances. Brad's Fund is supported by the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, LLC.
The Schoener 5K has gone VIRTUAL for 2021! This year, racers will have the WHOLE WEEK between May 8th to May 15th to run/walk the Schoener 5K in Arlington Cemetery using the Race Joy App*. Families are encouraged to complete the 5K together!
The Brad Schoener 5K Virtual Run / Walk is the primary fundraiser for the MusicMan Academy programs and initiatives This year's virtual 5K event invites the Upper Darby community and alumni to connect through the RaceJoy app and bring families and friends safely together by cheering each other on from a distance!
Do you have to complete the run/walk in Arlington Cemetery? NO! You can run anywhere you wish as long as you are logged in to the RaceJoy app. You can even work your way up to the full 5K using the Challenge Feature!
The MusicMan Festival will be held on Saturday, May 15th from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm on Arlington Field behind the Arlington Mansion (Toppitzer Funeral Home) on May 15th to celebrate the 5K participants and MusicMan campers! The Festival will feature Local Musicians, Artisans, Crafters, Food, Kids’ Activities & More! Come Celebrate & Contribute to the Positive Impact the MusicMan Academy has on our Beloved Community!
•Schoener College Scholarship for UDSD Graduating Senior majoring in Music Education
•Five Annual Musical Summer Camps - MusicMan Camp, Jazz Jam! Camp, Stay in Shape Lessons, MusicMan Butterfly Buddy Camp, and Digital Jam! Camp
•Community programs for Local Kids and Senior Citizens
•Instrument Donations for Lessons and Camps
•Free Music Lessons for Students
Camp & Educational Scholarships
We thank all of you for the past twelve years of support for the Schoener Fund, Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, and its programs.
CALL 610.394.1580 OR
The Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The official registration and financial information of the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
This event is a proud partnership of the Upper Darby School District, Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby Township and the Brad Schoener Memorial Music Fund of the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation.
No pets please!
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Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Brad Schoener Memorial Virtual 5K & MusicMan Festival.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
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