Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth

by Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.)
Play Video
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth
Oct 1, 2018

ETM-LA Students Explore A New Frontier

This past summer, a group of 25 dedicated students spent hours of their vacation time rehearsing and recording the theme song from Star Trek Into Darknesscomposed by ETM-LA Advisory Board Member Michael Giacchino. Their hard work certainly paid off, since a few weeks after recording they were asked to perform the theme song once more… but this time, at a much larger venue – the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles!

The students were thrilled to participate in a special halftime show for the Los Angeles Sparks' first-round WNBA playoff game vs. the Minnesota Lynx. It was a special, memorable event for the students and their parents alike, and a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about Education Through Music-LA and its mission to provide equal access to high-quality music education as part of the school day to students in disadvantaged communities across LA County.

Besides learning new music, the students also did some research into Star Trek and its characters. 5th Grader Eloise remarked, “My favorite character is Uhura because she’s a very powerful and smart woman. I’ve been with ETM-LA since kindergarten and I think the cello is a really cool instrument.” Luca (6th Grade) has been playing percussion for two years, and shared his love for performing and Star Trek. “It’s really fun to perform and I just love playing overall. I love how Star Trek is involved in space because I want to go to space someday. I love how they’re determined to accomplish a mission to go where no man has gone before. My favorite character is Captain Picard because he’s a good captain and he’s a really loveable character.” Samuel (6th Grade), “I like seeing how we can be like in the future, exploring new planets. My favorite character is Mr. Spock because he always keeps a level head and always uses reason to solve his problems. I like playing the violin because it mostly has the main parts and it’s more challenging.”

Fifteen-year-old José, an ETM-LA alumnus who played trumpet in the ensemble added, “I found another person in me. Ever since I started music I became a different man. It was like a light switch… my life has changed, everything has been good for me, and I just feel ever so lucky.”

Our students must have been a good luck charm, since the Sparks won the game 75-68! Check out our Photo Gallery and YouTube channel for video of the full performance.

Thank you for your continued partnership to create lasting change and impact for our students, so they may have equal opportunities for a successful future!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.)

Location: Burbank, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @etmlosangeles
Project Leader:
Victoria Lanier
Executive Director
Burbank, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.) that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.