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$930
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 5 2011 1:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

"The Innovate Music Education Campaign"

Mission: To make music more accessible to young people and logistics less time consuming for directors.

IF OUR PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED:
Everyone will have access to iSchoolMusic absolutely FREE for LIFE!! 

Our project is to build a free and open learning management system for school music ensembles that saves directors time and band programs money each week.   School art programs are being slashed all across the country - our free software can help and save each program money by digitalizing forms and automating logistics, and it will act as an additional income stream for school music programs by allowing boosters to sell local advertising for each school's private platform.  Schools can earn an extra $500+ a month selling ad space!!! 

More about iSchoolMusic (including a video): http://iSchoolMusic.com

Our team is made up of band directors and tech geeks who are passionate about music education. We have already built 70% of the core platform for school marching bands (check out the live demo @ http://ischoolband.com/ for more on that), however choirs, orchestras, and other ensembles need it also! School budgets are low, but the workload for directors is heavier than ever. We decided the greater good would best be served if this innovation were made available for free. This project is to allow our team (5 ppl) to spend 4 full months without other jobs so we can finish the software and always keep it free.

We need to raise $10k to build each upgrade.

You can help us finish the platform and give it to music education FREE for LIFE by making a small Kickstarter pledge.  We need 400 supporters to pledge $25 each to build one of the 3 upgrade packages - $75 each and we can finish it all!  iSchoolBand has 333 band directors using the service - that almost gets us there!  We also have more than 8000 parents and students using iSchoolBand - together we can innovate music education!

Consider making a $25-$75 pledge and help us finish!  Together we can build a brighter future for music education!

See what Thomas J. West wrote about it:

http://thomasjwestmusic.com/ischoolmusiccampaign.htm

See what Dr. Joe Pisano wrote about it:
http://mustech.net/2011/05/support-music-education-charity/

In-Kind Support:

BCE Apparel: http://BCEApparel.com
To BCE, a Fashion Line for the Bold, Confident, & Excellent. BCE is the first clothing brand inspired by the EXCELLENCE and GREATNESS of musicianship.

Giving a free "I Helped Innovate Music Education" T-Shirt for a $35 pledge! 

ChopSaver: http://chopsaver.com
ChopSaver is, quite simply, the best lip balm on the planet! It was originally created for musicians – people who use and abuse their lips on a daily basis. ChopSaver is 100% all natural!!

Giving a free tube of musician lip balm for a $35 pledge or more! 

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    A hand written "thank you" on an iSchoolMusic postcard and your name listed on our website as one of our top supporters. Plus access to our "Donors" group - where you can share ideas with some of music ed's top thought leaders and help us keep iSchoolMusic relevant.

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    DIRECTORS: All of the above, plus your band will get to join us at the start of this school year (Fall 2011) when we showcase iSchoolMusic to our Kickstarter supporters privately (public launch Spring of 2012).
    STUDENTS: All of the above, plus access to iSchoolMusic's Online Summer Camp (in late august), where you will get to meet band students all over the country and show your band off to the world!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    DIRECTORS: All of the above, plus an invite for 2 of your director friends to join us at the start of the next school year for the private supporters release (FALL 2011).
    STUDENTS: All of the above, plus an invite for 2 of your student friends to plus access to iSchoolMusic's Online Summer Camp (in late august).

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    All of the above, plus you get an "I Helped Innovate Music Education!" T-Shirt from BCE Apparel & a tube of Chopsaver's musician's lip balm!

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    All of the above, plus a personal shout-out on the Official Facebook Band Director page, and on our daily Kickstarter Video Update (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    All of the above, plus you will get your name on the "I Helped Innovate Music Education" T-Shirt from BCE Apparel that will go out to all of our supports on the $35 level or more!!!

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    DIRECTORS: All of the above, plus free phone support for three months.
    STUDENTS: Next fall when iSchoolMusic's morning news kicks off, we will let you guest host (via webcam) one of the segments that will go out to ALL of our students & directors each morning!

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    All of the above, plus a full year of free phone support.

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    All of the above, plus your name in BIG print on the "I Helped Innovate Music Education" T-Shirt from BCE Apparel that will go out to all of our supports on the $35 level or more!!!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    All of the above, plus we will pay for your registration fee to attend the Midwest Clinic this winter in Chicago (Dec 2011). If you cannot attend Midwest, we will pay for your registration fee for your state's Music Educators' Association conference.

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

    All of the above, plus access to the nightly build server for iSchoolMusic, so you can check out our progress all summer! Plus we will add you to our "Top Supporters" list for frequent secret inside updates about what we have planned for the future.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    All of the above, plus a spot on the homepage where you will be featured as an honorary donor. In addition, you will be permanently memorialized with your name being used for one of iSchoolMusic's mascots (an eagle and a drum major).

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    All of the above, plus we will put you up in a hotel for 3 nights in Chicago for the Midwest Clinic this winter (Dec 2011), and take you out for fine dinning personally! If you cannot attend Midwest, we will come to your state's Music Educators' Association conference and take you out to dinner.

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Funding period

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