November 23 – November 27: No Program (Holiday Break)

Kids’ Orchestra will be closed for a Thanksgiving holiday break. Our program will resume the week of November 30.

November 24 – November 31: 225 Gives Early Giving

Time: 12:00 am on Nov. 24 – 11:59 pm on Nov. 31

Location: Kids’ Orchestra’s 225 Gives Page

This year, Kids’ Orchestra is participating in 225 Gives, a giving extravaganza in the Capital Region presented by Capital Area United Way and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation with the aim of raising $4 million for nonprofits across the city.

225 Gives has a special Early Giving period where you help jump start our lead toward our $5,000 goal.

Set up a fundraiser on 225 Gives for KO or donate to an existing KO fundraiser to support us with some early fundraising wins between Nov. 24 – Nov. 31. Visit our 225 Gives page to get started.

December 1: 225 Gives/Giving Tuesday

Time: 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Location: Kids’ Orchestra’s 225 Gives Page

Today’s the big day! Join us throughout 225 Gives on Tuesday, December 1 to donate and spread the word so that we can reach our $5,000 fundraising goal in support of our mission and virtual music program, KO@Home. Visit our 225 Gives page to donate. Giving is open until 11:59 pm on December 1.

December 15: Global Ode to Joy Celebration

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Location: Kids’ Orchestra’s YouTube

This December marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. With concert halls dark and performances cancelled, the big celebratory events we expected are not available this year.

But we need music – and Beethoven’s messages of unity, togetherness, and joy – more than ever. That’s why we’re joining the Global Ode to Joy movement by premiering a special celebratory video featuring our students, teaching artists, staff, board, local musicians, and community partners.

Join us on Dec. 15 on YouTube at 12:00 pm for the live premiere of our Global Ode to Joy video and to help us spread joy this holiday season.

December 15: VSEL Lesson on Self-Awareness

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Zoom

VSEL (pronounced “vessel”) is our virtual social-emotional learning program that has been designed to assist students and families in adjusting to the current changes and unrest in our communities.

Our first VSEL lesson on Tuesday, December 15 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm will feature a meaningful lesson on self-awareness with a musical connection. The lesson will consist of mindfulness, positive self-affirmations, and rhythmic body movement and exercise.

To RSVP for this VSEL lesson, please email info@kidsorchestra.org to secure Zoom log-in information.

December 21 – January 1: No Program (Holiday Break)

Kids’ Orchestra will be closed for a winter holiday break. Our program will resume the week of January 4.

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