Unlock 3,000 children's inner music-makers

 
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Dear Rockin’ Supporters,

http://littlekidsrock.org/therain.html

These are our kids at a school that had NO music program whatsoever. It's an original song by the kid who is rapping. He was a gang member and well on the road to dropping out of school to a life on the streets. NOW...he is at school every single day. Why?

Music – it has transformed his life.

Thanks to your help Little Kids Rock is now reaching over 54,000 underprivileged students nationwide with free musical instruments and lessons.

We love this work, and we are so grateful to you for helping to make it happen.

Our challenge is to raise $914,000 to reach 75,000 kids by year’s end – only $12.19 per student, so please support changing a kid’s life – or a group of kids.

Wednesday June 16th is a special day to ring out the school year and make your donation increase its impact. Global Giving is making a 50% match of any gift you give by visiting our link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/music-education/

Please take advantage of this special opportunity to leverage your gift and help put music back where it belongs -- in our schools!

Keep on Rockin’,

Little Kids Rock

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Flashback Little Kids Rock Band
Flashback Little Kids Rock Band

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. http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/music_beat/videos/vid_216.shtml

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

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Clarence Clemons with Students
Clarence Clemons with Students

Dear Rockin’ Supporters,

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.

Thank you for supporting Little Kids Rock, and keep an eye open for more news you can use.

Keep on Rockin’, Little Kids Rock

Clarence Clemons Jamming with Students
Clarence Clemons Jamming with Students

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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:

http://www.wkrn.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?ClipID1=3752477&h1=Big%20Kenny%20jams%20with%20elementary%20kids&vt1=v&at1=Entertainment&d1=90300&LaunchPageAdTag=Search%20Results&activePane=info&rnd=65391896

- WSMV - Nashville Channel 4, NBC:

http://www.wsmv.com/video/19443367/index.html

Til Next time... KEEP ON ROCKIN'!

Sincerely,

Keith Hejna Little Kids Rock™ Public Relations Assistant T: 973.746.8248 F: 973.746.8240 www.littlekidsrock.org www.littlekidsrock.tv

Slash with the kids
Slash with the kids

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: - http://www.performingsongwriter.com/pages/blogs/blog.cfm?BlogID=5&StartAt=11

- CNN: - http://www.littlekidsrock.org/SlashVisit.html

'Til next time, keep on rockin!

-- Little Kids Rock www.littlekidsrock.org www.littlekidsrock.tv

Slash
Slash

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