Phish Fans Raise Thousands For Music Education Programs

Nonprofit Mockingbird Foundation's book brings in more than $10,000.

An organization of Phish fans has announced that its book project cataloging the band's live shows has raised more than $10,000 for music education charities.

The Mockingbird Foundation will divvy up the funds to the Athabascan Music Program of the Yukon-Koyukuk School District in Alaska; the New Mexico Jazz Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Art Sanctuary and the LIFE After School Program in Philadelphia, the organization said in a press release.

The 928-page The Phish Companion, written by members of the foundation, was released in the fall by Backbeat Books.

The Mockingbird Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed by Phish fans in 1997 to produce "the definitive book on Phish" and a Phish tribute album, with all proceeds from the projects supporting music education. Additional grants are planned for the summer.