Music librarians already engage with music departments, but they can also build communities across campus that pull in participants from other academic disciplines. The University of XXXXX, to foster such interdisciplinary collaboration, held a competition to provide seed grants for collaborative projects dubbed “Communities of Research Scholars” (CoRS). As librarians, we felt like we could build such a community and thus proposed the XXXXX Film and Music Collective, a collaborative community to assist in the creation of films by pairing filmmakers with musicians to write original music and researchers to help ensure historical accuracy and authenticity. Our proposal was ultimately selected and awarded a $2500 grant. By leading a collaborative project between multiple departments—history, music, film, and the libraries—we brought together a diverse campus community. In our presentation, we will highlight both our successes and our failures so that other music library professionals can also create campus communities at their institutions, regardless of grant funding. We will detail the project start-up—from gaining the interest of other faculty members to keeping everyone engaged along the way, along with some highlights from our first year and future goals. By sharing how our project has progressed, as well as our experiences with creating this community, we hope to encourage a discussion about the benefits of creating communities via less traditional library roles, as well as demonstrate the benefits of taking the initiative and not waiting for the community to come to us.