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Park Avenue Alternative Education is a Second Chance High School continuation program. The mission of the school is to recognize the individual talents and abilities of our students, promote academic and social competency, and develop productive citizens. In addition to an emphasis on core curricular subjects, They offer a wide variety of elective and vocational classes. Students may enroll in ROP, as well as, earn elective credit if they are employed. Click on our Logo Above to Visit our Website.


KNCO continues to be a great strength in the Nevada County Region. When we contacted them to help do a piece on the project, they rushed out and produced a Radio Interview with Marty Mathiesen, Principal of Park Ave School. You can hear the Interview here. Thank you Paul Haas for helping us get the word to the Community! We need their support and we appreciate KNCO's dedication to this Great Cause!

Paula Johnston, General Manager at Auburn Community Television, posted a Bulletin on Local Channel 19, their PSA Channel, for the Give Teens Music Park Ave. Project. We are truly grateful for the support they have offered us!

Brian Warrensford

Brian Warrensford, a Local Musician, dedicates two days a week to the School's Music Program. Starting out with drumsticks and empty buckets turned upside down, Brian brings these kids together on Tuesdays and Wednesdays he teaches music to the kids through a variety of projects.  Now that the program has developed and there is a major interest, it seems there are no Instruments! Brian is helping with the project by instructing and encouraging these kids to Stay in School and Stay Focused! The Dream is There! So Let's get them some sound!

Check out Brian Warrensford Music Here

Greg Zaller

Greg also comes in to participate in the program and has been assisting with Networking. He contacted SoundCheck Music with the idea of them being a Donation Station!Thank you to Greg Zaller who has got this great Community  Drive on the road for success!

Eric Dodson
Drummer for Road Test

Eric Dodson has been running a Drum Clinic for the Participants of the Park Avenue Music Project. He teaches Drum Technique and has even donated a few pieces to build a drum kit... Now we just need the other parts! The students are wanting to have a full production by the end of year! Everyone knows you gotta have rhythm! So let's get 'em some beats!

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SoundCheck Music Center partnered with On the Bus Productions to Sponsor the "GiveTeensMusic" Community Drive. The drive is asking for Donations of Instruments for the Music Department at Park Avenue High School in Grass Valley. Greg Zaller and recently awarded, "Principal of the Year", Marty Mathiesen are determined to get the Music Department up and playing by end of year. This Project needs your support! Read Below for FAQ's and How you can support your community today! Thank you for visiting this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Instruments do they need?

Anything you can possibly give will be helpful!  They would also be delighted if you could donate time to come and assist in the program if you are able!

Guitars (Electric or Acoustic)

Bass Guitars

Used Amps Drums

Drum Accessories


Instrument & Band Accessories

Hand Harps
I would like to donate my time, who do I contact?
Project Assistant
Greg Zaller
[email protected]
Marty Mathiesen
[email protected]
Where can I drop off my donations?

SoundCheck Music Center

671 Maltman Drive

Grass Valley, CA 95945


SoundCheck Music Center, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

On the Bus Productions

4150 Grass Valley Hwy, Ste A

Auburn, CA 95602


On the Bus Productions, 4150 Grass Valley Hwy Suite A, Auburn, CA 95602

What if the instrument needs work or is damaged?

Bring it in! SoundCheck Music Center has decided to Refurbish and/or Clean up any instruments that are in need of some TLC! SoundCheck's Technicians will do everything they can to bring the instruments to usable health for the students of Park Avenue Alternative Education.

What if I don't have any instruments, Can I donate Funds?

Absolutely! Park Avenue would be thankful for any support! Simply click on the Donate Button and you can donate any denomination you want too! Don't worry, you don't have to have a PayPal account! Just click on "Check out as a Guest" & Thank you for your Support!

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