April 23, 2020
KO@Home Is Growing to Help Families Keep Music Alive
Dear Supporter,

Since the COVID-19 pandemic upended our regular afterschool program, we have been hard at work creating virtual resources that can help keep music alive at home for families like yours.

To continue pushing our mission forward of impacting children's lives through music, our virtual music program, KO@Home is expanding !

KO@Home will now include:

  • A selection of Music for All videos featuring fun musical exercises and activities that families can enjoy together. (NEW!)

Check out KO@Home today to access all of these educational resources and to continue keeping music alive in your family! Be well and safe!

All the best,
Sam Trevathan
Education Director
KO@Home in Action: Miguel G. Practices @ Home
KO Student, Miguel G. practicing his violin @ home and his Dufrocq School cello teacher, Adalus Low-Manzini in a recent KO@Home mini-lesson video (Miguel G. photo provided by his mother, Rocio - thank you!)
Miguel G. has been playing violin in our Honors Program and cello at our Dufrocq School  Program Site over the course of the academic year.

Here’s what Miguel shared with us recently: "I'm really enjoying learning about the [cello] and violin on the video lesson[s]. Thank you, Kids' Orchestra."

Thank YOU, Miguel, for being an awesome student! Keep up the great work!
We Want to Hear from YOU!
Is your child practicing a new song on their instrument? Are you making shakin' maracas together? However you're using KO@Home, we want to hear all about it!

Share your KO@Home story with us today!

  1. Email info@kidsorchestra.org to share videos, photos, or testimonials.
  2. Use these hashtags -- #KOathome, #KOProud, #KidsOrchestra – to share your photos and videos on social media.

We can't wait to see how you and your family are keeping music alive @ home!

(By submitting your story, you are agreeing that it may be shared on Kids’ Orchestra’s website, social media pages, and eNewsletter.)
Lagniappe Resource Spotlight:
Learn about Orchestral Instruments!
Discover what instruments make up an orchestra, learn about composers, and make your own rhythm band with Sphinx Kids!

Important Event Updates
  • Sat. May 2: Community Concert @ Knock Knock Museum -- CANCELLED
  • Sat. May 9: Storytime in the Garden with the Junior League -- CANCELLED
  • May 6 - May 14: Spring Neighborhood Concert Series -- going virtual through KO@Home! Parents/guardians, stay tuned for more details in future KO@Home mini-lesson emails!
  • Sun. May 17: Honors Program Spotlight Performance -- CANCELLED
Thank You to Our Supporters for Giving Kids Music!
Help us continue to give students access to virtual music learning resources while they're staying-at-home.