Help Sonic Explorations!

The Sonic Explorations program at Oakwood Avenue Community School needs your help!

First, second and third grade students, ages 6-9, will be performing at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 21st. This event has been a highlight of the program for students and parents for the past 2 years. Expected funding to buy violins for the students has fallen through, so Sonic Explorations is having a flash fundraiser to purchase 15 violins.

Sonic Explorations must raise $2430 for the 15 violins by the end of April. Adding these 15 violins will allow students to double practice time in preparation for the upcoming concert.

Any amount helps. To give, please click the PayPal donation button on the this page and specify your gift to the Sonic Explorations Violin Fundraiser. All funds donated to the Sonic Explorations Violin Fundraiser will go directly to Sonic Explorations.

Sonic Explorations after-school music program at Oakwood Avenue Community School (Orange, NJ) began in the fall of 2013, providing violin instruction as well as general musicianship classes to kindergarten through 2nd grade. Inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema program, we aim to provide free music education within a social context for the youth of the Oakwood Avenue Community School. Through building a network of shared resources, values, aspirations, and advocacy, this program seeks to inspire youth, increase academic awareness, and move the community-at-large towards a more promising future. The Oakwood Avenue Community School seeks to advance both individuals and the community through the transformational power of music.

Donations can also be made by sending checks to Valley Arts (Sonic Explorations parent organization) with Sonic Explorations Violin Fundraiser in the memo – 400 S. Jefferson, Box 10, Orange, NJ 07050 or by calling Julie Martini at the Valley Arts office at 862-252-7035 during business hours

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