October 2020
What You'll Discover in This Issue:
  • You're Invited: Lights On Afterschool Virtual Celebration
  • Appy Today: KO@Home Virtual Program Still Enrolling
  • A Note of Gratitude: Mikki Matthews
  • Meet a Board Member: Katie Shellack
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • ICYMI: KO in the News - Geaux Rouge
YOU'RE INVITED: Lights On Afterschool Celebration
It’s ON! Join us – and over 1 million afterschool champions – for the 21st year of Lights On Afterschool! 🌟

Next week, we're holding our own special virtual celebration to celebrate Lights On Afterschool in our community. 🎊

Join us for an hour of fun virtual activities for the whole family to get a feel for our afterschool program. 🎵

WHEN: Thursday, October 22 @ 5:30 – 6:30 pm

WHERE: Zoom (Meeting ID: 999 1905 5970 / Passcode: 31ALvu)

RSVP: Send us an email to let us know you can make it: info@kidsorchestra.org.
APPLY TODAY: Still Enrolling for KO@Home
By going 100% virtual this program year with KO@Home, we can offer your family more learning options than ever before.

With KO@Home, you can choose between virtual pre-recorded lessons, virtual live group lessons, and virtual private lessons. 🎶

You can also enroll in more than 1 course option—it's completely up to you!

Apply today to enroll your child in our virutal music program, KO@Home to keep music alive @ home! 🎻 🥁 🎺
A Note of Gratitude:
Mikki & Kellen Matthews
Thank you to Mikki and Kellen Matthews for generously supporting KO! 🧡

Of why they support KO, Mikki says, “Budget cuts and program changes often mean less access to music education for many students. Kids’ Orchestra provides that service and brings students together from all corners of the parish."

"Our son is a toddler, and I support Kids’ Orchestra because this is the type of organization that we would love to be involved with when he’s old enough to join!”

We are grateful for your support, Mikki and Kellen, and can’t wait for Morgan to become a future KO student! 🙏

Join Mikki and Kellen in supporting Kids' Orchestra with a donation today.
Meet a Board Member:
Katie Shellack
Please meet our board member, Katie Schellack! 🌟

Katie is originally from North Carolina but has made a home in Baton Rouge with her 3 children and husband.

She is a committed philanthropist, former writing instructor, and currently serves as public speaker and representative for the American Heart Association (for WBRZ Channel 2). She is also a fitness coach at OrangeTheory TowneCenter.

Katie brings her love of writing, passion for children, and experience in grant writing to KO. We’re honored to have her on the team, and grateful for all the work she's doing behind the scenes to make our 10th anniversary year a smashing success! 💙
ICYMI: Geaux Rouge Radio Interview
Many thanks to Franz N. Borghardt of Geaux Rouge for having us back on the show! 💙

Check out KO's Education Director, Sam Trevathan's interview here (starts at 24:50) about our 100% virtual program, KO@Home.

You'll learn about what virtual offerings we have this year and also how we handled our pivot to virtual learning amid COVID-19. 🎶

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Learn more about upcoming events on our website! 
Thank You to Our Generous Supporters!