Give NJ Kids Classical Music

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Raised by 8 people in 9 months
Last spring, The Discovery Orchestra provided bus transportation and concert tickets to students, family members and staff from the El Sistema-inspired Paterson Music Project . Due to the successful experience of the PMP attendees, we are expanding our outreach to student groups of young musicians this season.

In fact, with a donation from the Marotta Family Foundation Fund, we provided bus transportation and tickets for students from the Franklin L. Williams Middle School #7 (part of the Jersey City Public Schools) and from ArtSmart in Newark to attend our recent Discover the GrooveBarbers concert at Drew University on November 19th. 

In order to provide the transportation and tickets for the Franklin Williams Middle School, ArtSmart and the Paterson Music Project groups to attend our upcoming February 25th and April 29th Discovery Concerts, we are looking to match the Marotta Family Foundation’s gift of $500 by December 20th.  Here’s what our outreach partners have shared about their experiences so far:

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Discovery Concert today. The students and parents really enjoyed the performance and interactive listening. They were answering the questions and making connections with their study at PMP. One bass student got to talk with the orchestra bassist and play her instrument! By providing a bus, you removed the barrier of getting to the event, which can be challenging."                   
—Elizabeth Moulthrop, Paterson Music Project Director

"The students from Middle School #7 learned a tremendous amount about how to listen to music, and enjoyed hearing the different styles of music performed by the GrooveBarbers. The beatboxing and opera singing were unique additions to the performance.”
– Brian Braytenbah, Franklin L. Williams Middle School Music Teacher

“The Newark Artsmart students had never heard anything like what they experienced at the Discovery Concert. They were absolutely blown away by the music and were able to follow it on a much deeper level because of the explanations given in the first half. We are so grateful to the Orchestra for giving these students such a wonderful opportunity to grow!”
- Tom Mulder, Artsmart Teacher/Mentor

We invite you to join with the Marotta Family Foundation Fund and support our outreach to these student groups with a contribution today!
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$500 of $500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 9 months
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The Discovery Orchestra Inc
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