August 1, 2005 

Incorporated in New York State

February 26, 2006

First Music Appreciation Concert at St. Jean Baptiste Church

MARCH 3, 2006

First keyboard class serving 5 members

MAY 21, 2006

First Music Celebration Performance

September 17, 2007

Expanded program to 9 classes

May 18, 2008

DMF Music Celebration is moved to The Dalton School

December 1, 2008

Began long-term affiliation with Yamaha

November 3, 2009

Our Board grew to 10 outside Directors

December 13, 2009

Released first DMF CD of original songs recorded by our members

November 8, 2010

DMF Original songs available for purchase on iTunes

July 25, 2011

DMF honored as part of New York Yankees HOPE Week 

February 1, 2012

DMF “Find a Home” campaign began

August 29, 2012

Performed the National Anthem at New York Giants vs. Patriots football game

April 2, 2013

Purchased our home – the DMF Music Center on 101st Street

September 23, 2013

First day of classes in our new home

November 30, 2013

Introduced fee-based programs – Group Field Trips, Dance Parties, and Family & Friends

JULY 14, 2014

Recording Studio and Sound Booth completed, sponsored by The Scott Hazelcorn Children's Foundation

September 9, 2014

Mortgage on DMF Music Center was forgiven

September 3, 2015

Selected as the charity of choice by Joe Gatto for the Impractical Jokers 100th Anniversary episode on truTV

October 5, 2015

First DMF Underground event featuring “Kid in the Attic”

December 12, 2015

DMF officially transitioned to a music festival format as the culminating event for our Core Program

February 26, 2016

DMF officially celebrated our 10 Year anniversary

July 6, 2016

Members of DMF perform the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden before a New York Liberty Game