Mark Wood's "Electrify Your Strings!" music education program is coming to NYC and we're hoping to create an event that will grab people's attention on a grand scale.
With 7 schools spanning the 5 boroughs and Long Island (Fort Hamilton High School and Brooklyn Technical High School representing Brooklyn; Talent Unlimited High School representing Manhattan; Celia Cruz High School representing the Bronx; Bayside High School representing Queens; Curtis High School representing Staten Island; and Westbury High School representing Long Island), we're shining a spotlight on great music educators and their talented students.
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) will be a guest artist, and Billy Joel will also be lending his support!
The culturally diverse, high profile locale of NYC is the perfect backdrop to focus national attention on the importance of supporting and saving music programs throughout our entire country. Our goal is to create the most impactful music education extravaganza as we possibly can; with over 200 of the finest music students representing Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Long Island.
With so many music programs on the chopping block, we must act now and we must act fast.
After all, music makes you smarter.
We need YOUR help to make this event into the massive extravaganza it deserves to be!
The funds raised from this Kickstarter campaign will go towards professional lighting, sound, video, photography, advertising, promotion, and all the behind-the-scenes details that go into ensuring the success of an event of this magnitude.
In addition to the rewards listed, everyone who donates will be listed in the 'Sponsors' section of the event program and web page.
Please help us to give young people the tools they need to live a creative life so that America can once again be the leader in education!
To find out more about what we will be doing with the young musicians in NYC, check out "About Electrify Your Strings" below.