Annual Staff Retreat Held at Supporters’ Historic Property

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Kidznotes extends a hearty thank you to Rosemarie and Joseph Gulla, who hosted our annual staff retreat on their beautiful 15 acre retreat in Randolph County on August 12. Their property includes 13 reconstructed outbuildings from historical sites in the county and a 1816 home that was originally a stagecoach stop on old Route 64… Read more »


Summer Camp Concert July 11th

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Come in from this summer’s rain and enjoy the powerful sounds of KidZNotes at our 3rd annual summer camp concert. The concert will be the culmination of three weeks of hard work by 70 students from our program. KidZNotes students will perform on their individual instruments and in song, in full orchestra and small ensembles…. Read more »


Katie Wyatt Featured in Durham Magazine

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This month’s issue of Durham Magazine features 35 inspiring women who make our Durham the diverse, delicious, delightful city we love. Among those featured is our own Katie Wyatt! Read more from Katie’s interview online or pick up a copy of the magazine for her full interview. Also featured in the magazine are a plethora of… Read more »



Brighton Jewelry Supports KidZNotes!

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As part of their Brighton Loves Kids Across America campaign, Brighton Collectibles at Southpoint from now-July 31st will be selling two Americana-themed bracelets and donating 50% of their proceeds to KidZNotes!   LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2013) – For the second year in a row, this iconic accessory company ­­­– which over the past decade has supported… Read more »


East Coast Seminario Trip

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This past weekend, 18 students who were selected by audition traveled to Newport News, Virginia to take part in KidZNotes’ first Seminario. In the El Sistema world, Seminarios are a way for El Sistema programs to come together for a rehearsal and performance of songs every group has been working on. The East Coast Seminario… Read more »


Spring Concert May 18th

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Celebrate the power and joy of music at KidZNotes’ third annual spring concert on Saturday May 18 at 10:30 am at the Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N Driver St. Durham,NC). Listen to 200 Durham kindergarten through fifth grade children showcase the classical music skills they have learned through a local program inspired by El Sistema,… Read more »


Uplifted at the KidZNotes 2013 Gala

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This year’s third annual gala was full of food and friends as we celebrated El Sistema Around the World at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Through our silent auction, raffle, and fund in need we raised $82,000 for KidZNotes students! Between the generosity of our supporters and the music provided by local musicians, teachers, Durham… Read more »


KidZNotes Side by Side Concert with DSO

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  Durham Symphony Orchestra and KidZNotes Offer Free Concert at the Emily K Center   You’ve got new plans for April 20th. The Durham Symphony Orchestra and KidZNotes welcome the public to a free and open concert at 3pm, Saturday April 20, 2013, at the Emily K Center, 904 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham.  … Read more »


KidZNotes Gala – May 1st

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Get ready to celebrate with KidZNotes as we proudly announce the KidZNotes 3rd Annual Gala: El Sistema Around the World. This festive celebration will be held on May 1, 2013 at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. The evening will begin with a social hour including chefs’ tastings from local restaurants featuring food from several… Read more »