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With your support, Know Orchestra is seeking to bring its interactive and educational live show to children in underserved communities.
With your support, Know Orchestra is seeking to bring its interactive and educational live show to children in underserved communities.
43 backers pledged $5,135 to help bring this project to life.

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Know Orchestra is seeking to bring its original show to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to hear it. Through Kickstarter funding, five schools in underserved communities will be able to host concerts by Know Orchestra without any cost to them. 

Know Orchestra’s shows for children emphasize active participation and audience engagement. Students will be asked to help the ensemble count the meter of a waltz, speak words in rhythm, and move in different ways to music. Child-friendly musical content will include train music and the story of Ratty the Musical Rat. The idea of theme and variation will be explored in a segment which encourages the audience to sing, laugh, and listen carefully to different ways “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” can be interpreted. The audience will leave the performance with a better understanding of orchestral instruments and be inspired to continue their exploration of the wonderful world of music.

The five public schools already on board with us and who will benefit if we reach our goal are:

1. Eliot School in the North End

2. Roger Clap Innovation School in Dorchester

3. Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury

4. James Otis School in East Boston

5. Curley K-8 in Jamaica Plain

If we EXCEED our goal, and yes we are optimistic, we will be able to bring our interactive show to even more deserving and underserved schools in the Boston area.  We already have a waiting list of interested schools, so your support is not only appreciated by us, but by hundreds of kids and families who will enjoy the experience of a live musical performance at their schools.  

THANK YOU!

Our instruments - violin, clarinet, french horn, and percussion.
Our instruments - violin, clarinet, french horn, and percussion.

Risks and challenges

Weather and health permitting, we fully expect to be able to fulfill all our reward promises. Given that our live show happens during snow season, we realize that road conditions might interfere with keeping our live show date, but only if nearby towns have declared a snow emergency will we postpone the show to a later date.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About $5

    THANKS! - Can't make it to our "reward" show? For $5 you will certainly help a deserving child see us play live at their school. Not to mention the love and gratitude you will receive from all of us :)

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    LIVE SHOW - 2 tickets to our live Childrens Show on Sunday March 9th, 2014, at 3pm, in Newton, MA.

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    MUSIC DOWNLOAD - A download of our CD "What Part of Know Don't You Understand", with an added bonus track by our own clarinetist Todd Brunel.

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    LIVE SHOW & DOWNLOAD - 3 tickets to our live Childrens Show on Sunday March 9th, 2014, at 3pm, in Newton, MA, PLUS a download of our CD "What Part of Know Don't You Understand", with an added bonus track by our own clarinetist Todd Brunel.

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    LIVE SHOW & DOWNLOAD - 4 tickets to our live Childrens Show on Sunday March 9th, 2014, at 3pm, in Newton, MA, PLUS a download of our CD "What Part of Know Don't You Understand", with an added bonus track by our own clarinetist Todd Brunel.

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    RATTY CD & DOWNLOAD - A hard copy of our CD for kids of all ages "Ratty's Loving Surprise", PLUS a download of our CD "What Part of Know Don't You Understand", with an added bonus track by our own clarinetist Todd Brunel.

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    THE WORKS! - A hard copy of our CD for kids of all ages "Ratty's Loving Surprise", PLUS 4 tickets to our live Childrens Show on Sunday March 9th, 2014, at 3pm, in Newton, MA, PLUS a download of our CD "What Part of Know Don't You Understand", with an added bonus track by our own clarinetist Todd Brunel.

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    A personalized 20 second improvised musical message recorded for your home answering machine, to be worked out with supporter, PLUS 4 TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW!

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    A one hour private horn or music theory lesson with Know Orchestra member Daniel Shaud.

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    A one hour private drum lesson with Know Orchestra member Gary Fieldman.

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    A one hour private clarinet lesson with Know Orchestra member Todd Brunel.

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    A one hour private violin/fiddle lesson with Know Orchestra member Ima Jonsdottir.

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    A 1 minute composed and recorded personalized jingle for your business, website, or whatever else, PLUS THE WORKS!

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    An original piece just for you, based on suggestions you give us, recorded and sent to you, PLUS THE WORKS!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About $1,000

    In home 40 minute live performance of our show, within an hour's drive from Boston, MA. This can also be done at your child's school, or any school, community center, or childrens hospital of your choice, with written permission from school/directors, PLUS THE WORKS!

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Funding period

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