WHAT WE DO

We work closely with Veterans, Service Members, and First Responders to create a welcoming community by sharing musical experiences with one another.


OUR MISSION IN A NUTSHELL

22 Veterans a day commit suicide. Many more are depressed and isolated.

SOAR® uses music as a positive, engaging, and fun reason to get people together and socialize. Music has a way that breaks the ice and bring people together. 10 strangers walk into a room and before long, laughter and music is heard.

By getting together in an effort to learn how to play the guitar, and how to play music, Veterans that span multiple generations find that they have something in common: their service.

Smiles have a way of combating depression. It’s not rocket science.

If you sign up and commit to a free 8 week course, you get to learn how to play guitar, and you get to keep the guitar we give you if you don’t already have one. It’s the honor system. We are but a small nonprofit and we are here to help our fellow Veterans.

This Nonprofit was founded and operated by Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.


WHAT'S IN IT FOR US?

Why did we start SOAR® and why do we continue to run it? Simple. We have seen the good that it does. We certainly do not make any money here. SOAR® is a labor of love. We are a very small nonprofit; just one person keeps it alive and running.

SOAR® is more than handing out free guitars to people who sign up and go through the 8 week course. SOAR® is a community.


"SOAR has given me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. That's something I haven't experienced in a long time."

-SSG Williamson, Fort Campbell WTB

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED

  • Over 300+ Service Members have gone through the SOAR® program

  • Worked with the members of the US Army Band to build our program

  • Worked with certified Music Therapists

  • Incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit

  • Trademarked our name and logo

  • Work with Bob Regan and Operation Song

  • Work with Amy Grant as a supporter and advocate for our program

  • Over 100 guitars donated to spread camaraderie through love of music and guitar, combating depression and isolation

  • Continued to serve Veterans through the COVID Ordeal by giving free lessons over Video Conferencing