Band Together and Kidznotes Partner

O Fyicommunity Kidznotes Photo By Ken Demery Copy

Triangle-based nonprofit Kidznotes – inspired by the international El Sistema movement – has announced its selection as Band Together’s 2016 nonprofit partner.

The selection could result in a projected $1.5 million in increased and new donations for underserved students on free or reduced lunch in Title 1 schools. The partnership’s goal is to impact the life trajectory of an additional 290 Triangle students who enter into the program on scholarship over a two-year period.

The purpose of the Band Together partnership, which started in 2001 to raise funds for a different nonprofit every year, is to catalyze social change in the Triangle and to provide a marketing platform through which nonprofit partners can grow.

Kidznotes resonated with the Band Together board of directors due to statistics backing scientific research that links early childhood music training and improved academic performance. Approximately 80 percent of Kidznotes students scored proficient or higher in fifth-grade math end-of-grade tests compared to 36 percent of their peers, and 47 percent of Kidznotes students scored proficient or higher on third-grade reading and math end-of-grade tests than 28 percent of their peers in reading and 35 percent of their peers in math. Learn more about the partnership at

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