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School Of Rock Partners With Adoptaclassroom.Org To Raise Money For MN Public School Music Classes
School of Rock Twin Cities has selected AdoptAClassroom.org as the benefactor for funds raised at BEST OF MINNESOTA concert. Music classrooms in Minnesota schools will receive the monies raised.
By: School of Rock
“The music needs of our public schools are basic,” said Stacey Marmolejo, School of Rock Twin Cities franchise owner. “They aren’t hoping to buy a Steinway piano. They need items as basic as rhythm sticks. As an example, Sky Oaks Elementary School in Burnsville has ‘rhythm sticks that have peeling paint with the rough wood showing.’ And they need Mallets for Orff nstruments.”
“While School of Rock teaches music and performance, we also teach students to be responsible musicians. One of those responsibilities includes using their talent to give back to the community,” added Marmolejo. “And what better recipient than music students in Minnesota schools -- students in the same community, of the same age group and with the same interests as the School of Rock students.”
There are currently 32 teachers requesting financial help specifically for music supplies and equipment on the AdoptAClassroom.org website including 18 classes in the metro Twin Cities of Minneapolis/
AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director Bob Thacker and the whole AdoptAClassroom.org team are thrilled to be a part of BEST OF MINNESOTA. “We believe that music education is an important opportunity for students to enrich their learning and personal development. In many of our schools, there is simply not the funding needed to purchase instruments, accessories, or even sheet music” said Bob Thacker, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org. “We are so grateful to be a part of this dynamic, educational fundraiser in our hometown.”
School of Rock Twin Cities Regional Manager, Nate Beck, is in discussions with more than a dozen of the Twin Cities most iconic musicians and expects to begin announcing the lineup in the next few days.
“I’ll do my part to bring you an incredible lineup and I’d like to challenge local music fans to join forces with us to not only create a mind-blowing event but also to raise an unprecedented amount of funds for Adopt A Classroom and the local music classes they represent,” said Beck.
For more information on BEST OF MINNESOTA, visit http://www.bestofmnmusic.com.
ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK: School of Rock is the premier music education program for kids under 18 years old. Founded in 1998 in Philadelphia PA, there are now 150 locations in eight countries, including two in the Twin Cities. Created on the premise that taking music lessons and never playing a gig is like going to basketball practice and never playing a game, School of Rock students participate in weekly private lessons and weekly group rehearsals which lead to performing live rock concerts in real rock venues.
ABOUT ADOPT A CLASSROOM: AdoptAClassroom.org is a national 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting teachers with the resources needed for student success. We support teachers by providing much-needed classroom materials and supplies. On average, teachers spend nearly $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms, with 10% of teachers spending more than $1000 annually. Since 1998 AdoptAClassroom.org has raised over $21 million to benefit classrooms across America. AdoptAClassroom.org has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. To adopt a classroom, visit http://www.adoptaclassroom.org.