Dear Rockin’ Supporters,
Thanks to your help Little Kids Rock is now reaching over 50,000 underprivileged students nationwide with free musical instruments and lessons!
Sabian announced a donation of 100 cymbal sets to Little Kids Rock, complementing a recent donation of 100 drum kits by Musician’s Friend. Little Kids Rock also named drummer Chad Smith to its honorary board.
A group of our students in Nashville performed for Governor Bredesen at the holiday tree lighting in December, and recently performed for LKR sponsor Hot Topic. Check out the story by clicking the link below.
We are also expanding our program into new cities, with chapter launches in Minneapolis and New Orleans scheduled for this fall.
Thank you for supporting Little Kids Rock, and keep an eye open for more news you can use.
Keep on Rockin’,
Little Kids Rock
At the 2009 Right to Rock benefit on Thursday, Oct. 22, Little Kids Rock presented legendary E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons with the inaugural “Big Man of the Year Award.” Mr. Clemons found time between touring with Bruce Springsteen and promoting his new book to help Little Kids Rock raise over $160,000 to restore and revitalize music education in public schools nationwide.
Check out the story by clicking the link below.
We are also expanding our program into new cities, with chapter launches in Montclair, NJ and San Diego, CA underway.
Hey Little Kids Rock™ fans!
Big Kenny, of Big & Rich fame, visited Mount View Elementary School on Tuesday as part of a Fender™ and Little Kids Rock™ initiative that brought 140 Guild® acoustic guitars to five schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School District.
The country music star fielded questions, jammed with the class, and became a Little Kids Rock™ Honorary Board Member.
Check out some of the news coverage: (copy and paste the link to your browser).
- WKRN - Nashville Channel 2, ABC:
- WSMV - Nashville Channel 4, NBC:
Til Next time... KEEP ON ROCKIN'!
Little Kids Rock™
Public Relations Assistant
Last month, Slash of Velvet Revolver and Guns 'N Roses fame visited Belvedere Middle School in East L.A.. He donated guitars, fielded questions, and led a jam session with the kids, who had been practicing several Slash songs in the weeks leading up to the event without the knowledge of the lead guitarist's impending visit.
Check out some of the media coverage we received:
- Rolling Stone Magazine - Pg. 30:
- http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/27183553 /random_notes_the_dead_prince_sl/photo/5
- The Performing Songwriter:
'Til next time, keep on rockin!
Little Kids Rock
Hi Friends of Little Kids Rock,
As you know, Little Kids Rock transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in our nation's public schools. We are happy to say that we just held our largest single teacher training ever in Dallas Texas last week. We trained a total of 58 teachers and equipped them with 900 brand new instruments and they are going to help us reach over 6,000 students in Dallas this year!
Check out what the Dallas Morning News had to say about us - http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-music_28met.ART.Central.Edition1.26e893a.html
Our goal this year is to purchase and place 8,000 brand new instruments into our schools around the country. We have already placed 6,500 so far. If we reach our goal of 8,000, we will have DOUBLED the number of instruments we gave away just last year.
Please help us to reach our goal of purchasing an additional 1,500 instruments this year. It's back to school time and our kids need your support more than ever!
Thanks for your interest in our kids and our work!
The Team at Little Kids Rock
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