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Ear Candy Charity Quarterly Update - Q1 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011
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EAR CANDY CHARITY - Quartely Newsletter - Q1 - 2011


It has been a busy first quarter of 2011 here at Ear Candy!! There is so much good stuff going on, we hope you take a moment to read through this truncated newsletter to find out what we have been up to.

NEW Website / Social Media / Design Materials


New Website
As many of you have likely noticed, we totally revamped the Ear Candy Website. The new format is designed to streamline information and make the site easier to navigate. We’re really proud of it! Keith Fimreite, owner of Enkode Web Design, donated countless hours to make our webvision a reality. MANY thanks to Keith!!

Social Media
While we will continue to send out quarterly email newsletters highlighting our impact in the communtiy and our growth, we are sharing our perpetual flow of exciting headlines via social media. We highly encourage you to connect with us via Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Hey, while you're at it...tell a friend!!!

New Design Materials
With the awesome help of Monroe 68 Design we were able to create a series of freshly designed posters and brochures to bring our mission to life! Click on the images below to preview the new materials and drop us a line if you would like to help spread these throughout the community at area businesses and local hangouts to spread the word.


The Moody Blues & Ear Candy


Timeless rock stars The Moody Blues are paying it forward throughout their Voyage 2011 Precious Cargo tour, by teaming up with Ear Candy Charity to host week-long Instrument Drives® in twelve cities to support area music programs. Ear Candy is also auctioning off exclusive VIP packages in all 12 cities to benefit our mission. Learn more about this exciting partnership HERE!


CBS 5 is Paying it Forward With Ear Candy @ Tempe Market Place - 4/22 from 4PM - 8PM


Throughout March and April Ear Candy is the featured charity for CBS 5's, Pay It Forward campaign. Click HERE to see the Ear Candy commercial CBS is running for the rest of the month.

On April 22nd, Ear Candy and CBS 5 will be hosting a fun, family friendly event at the Tempe Market Place District Stage. Check out the event details on Facebook and RSVP. Musicians Eleven Fifty Seven, CLOUD 9, and Casey Lee Smith will be performing on stage, and AZ Rhythm Connection and Remo Drums will be running interactive drum circles and activities for the kids and the young at heart. Join us for the fun.. AND SCENE!!


McDowell Mountain Music Festival - 4/29 - 5/1


The McDowell Mountain Music Festival is just around the corner!! Join us for great music, good people and lots of spring sunshine as you party with a purpose. All proceeds from the festival will benefit local children's charities, Ear Candy and Phoenix Day. Check out the Lineup and Purchase Your Tickets, because you won't want to miss this one!!


Instrument Drives®


West Valley – The West Valley Instrument Drive® launched on March 9th with a special performance by the Lattie Coor and Michael Anderson Elementary School Bands of the Avondale School District (Pics HERE). Ear Candy is now collecting Instruments in the West Valley at all Avondale and Glendale Fire Stations. Read a little blurb and watch a short video on CBS 5 KPHO HERE

East Valley – Ear Candy is now collecting instruments at all Tempe and Scottsdale Fire Stations. On April 22nd Ear Candy will be at Tempe Market Place for the “CBS 5 Music Instrument Drive: Pay It Forward to Ear Candy” event showcasing local bands and youth impacted by music educaiton.

Phoenix – We recently delivered instruments to Orangewood Elementary School, check out photos from the delivery HERE


BackStage Class®


Ear Candy Charity hosts music field trips to supplement traditional music education by providing children once in a lifetime opportunities to experience music in unique and impactful ways. The field trips are eye-opening events and have included tickets to concerts, trips to recording studios, radio stations and instrument manufacturers, sound checks and meet and greets with major recording artists.

Calexico Sound Check & Concert
On February 4, twenty students attended a Calexico sound check and concert, and were able to have an intimate question/answer session with Joey Burns, the band’s leader. The field trip took place at Corona Ranch in South Phoenix, a historic venue for the Latino community. This concert was made possible by Local First Arizona, State Side Presents and individual donations through Ear Candy Charity. To learn more about the event click HERE

Upcoming BackStage Class® Events

4/15/2011 - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the MIM

4/29/2011 – JJ Grey & Mofro Sound Check at McDowell Mountain Music Festival


Community Partnerships


Rock Band Success
The Rock Band program at the Scottsdale Public Library has entered the second session, which will run through May 18th. The program has been a huge success, exposing 247 kids to various elements of rock music and production. Rock Band will close with a public performance by the students at the Scottsdale Public Library on May 18th. Details HERE

ASU Partnership
The Center for Community Music & Wellness is a collaboration between ASU's Music Therapy Clinic, REMO Drums, AZ Rhythm Connection and Ear Candy Charity. To learn more about the center and the variety of programming offered click HERE


Community Involvement


Community Ally Program  - If you are a local business owner, you can be an Ear Candy Community Ally by displaying Ear Candy Brochures and materials. In exchange for the promoting Ear Candy, we will put your logo up on our website in the Community Ally section, with a link to your website site. Learn more HERE

Check Presenter Program - The check presenter program enables local resturants to provide their customers with the opportunity to donate to Ear Candy at the bottom of their bill. Currently the Indigo Resturant & Lounge at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel is running the program. Local Resturants interested in participating can Email for more information.


NEW Donor / Sponsorship Levels


In addition to instruments, we need financial support to ensure our efforts continue. It is a large investment to run successful Instrument Drives®, fill the needs of schools, and track every instrument. Futhermore, many of the instruments we receive need repairs before a child can effectively use them. Please consider selecting a personal donation level to ensure ALL youth have access to music education!

Ear Candy Rock Star Club / $1,000
Backstage Class® Sponsor / $5,000
Instrument Drive® Sponsor / $10,000
Ear Candy Special Guest / $500
Other / $ ____ 

DONATE NOW

Upcoming Events - Now Listed on Facebook

April 18 - Durango Night @ The Compound Grill
April 21 - Third Thursday LIVE @ The Sheraton Crescent
April 22 - CBS 5 Instrument Drive: Pay It Forward to Ear Candy @ Tempe Marketplace District Stage
April 23-24 - The Colossal Event @ Madison Event Center
April 29-May 1- McDowell Mountain Music Festival @ The Compound Grill
May 14 - Desert Winds, an Evening of Jazz @ The MIM
May 18 - Rock Band Family Sharing Event @ The Civic Center Auditorium
May 21 - Ameri”CAN” Canned Craft Beer Festival @ Historic Downtown Chandler


Thank YOU from all of us at Ear Candy Charity!!

With your support we will continue to Impact & Empower Youth through Music Education!!

 

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Newsletter Archive

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7/25/2011 -

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5/12/2011 -

Moody Blues support Ear Candy

4/18/2011 -

Durango Night @ Compound Grill

4/7/2011 -

Ear Candy Charity Quarterly Update - Q1 2011

4/5/2011 -

Moody Blues Pay It Forward With Ear Candy Charity - Press Release

3/17/2011 -

3rd Thursday LIVE @ The Sheraton Crescent Hotel

3/9/2011 -

Ear Candy Kicks Off West Valley Instrument Drive

2/17/2011 -

3rd Thursday LIVE @ The Sheraton Crescent Hotel

1/25/2011 -

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1/5/2011 -

X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare CD 2011

12/15/2010 -

3rd Thursday LIVE - Ear Candy Canes & Hot Cocoa - Calendar & Book Signing

12/8/2010 -

X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare - 3rd Thursday LIVE - Ear Candy Canes & Hot Cocoa @ Moses Anshell

12/2/2010 -

First Friday @ CityScape - Acoustic Live & Rare - TisBest Charity Cards - Doozy of a Deal

11/24/2010 -

First Friday @ CityScape - X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare - TisBest Charity Gift Cards

11/18/2010 -

3rd Thursday - Alexis Films - First Friday @ City Scape

11/10/2010 -

Social Distortion Auction - Center Bistro ReOpening - 3rd Thursdays LIVE - Alexis Films

11/3/2010 -

PV Instrument Delivery Highlights & Video - Community Garden in Harmony - Free T-Shirts

10/27/2010 -

Paradise Valley Instrument Drive - Horns & Halos - Community Garden In Harmony

10/20/2010 -

Fender Band Jam - Yelp Helps TODAY - 3rd Thursdays LIVE Tomorrow

10/13/2010 -

Roadie Meeting - 3rd Thursdays LIVE - Team Ear Candy

10/5/2010 -

Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Tempe Symphony - Horns and Halos

9/30/2010 -

OUR NEW HOME - Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Fender Band Jam - Community Garden

9/23/2010 -

Ear Candy's NEW HOME - Celebrity Theatre Tickets for Instument Donations

9/15/2010 -

Arts Education Week - Yo Gabba - Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Community Garden

9/9/2010 -

Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Rock Band - Global Giving - Instruments Needed

9/1/2010 -

Global Giving Challenege - Jonas Brothers - Hon Kachina - Instruments Delivered and Needed

8/23/2010 -

Instrument Delivery this Wednesday!

8/5/2010 -

Shocking Arts Education Stats Released - Roadie Updates

7/21/2010 -

Pawn Shop - Open Mic - 21 Questions

7/1/2010 -

AZ 49th in Educational Spending - MIM Workshops - Fall Instrument Drive Partners

6/23/2010 -

FREE Yogurtini - MIM - Summer Workshops - Mike Johnson

6/14/2010 -

Bookmans - Authority Zero - MIM - On The Issues

6/4/2010 -

Summer Workshops at Musical Instrument Museum from Ear Candy & AZ Rhythm

6/2/2010 -

MGMT - VOTE NOW - Summer Programs - Youthquake

5/19/2010 -

Fender Band Jam & Help Us Renovate Our Office!

4/30/2010 -

Instrument Drive Launched - PHX Elementary School District

4/22/2010 -

Save $10 - MMMF Starts Tomorrow - New Video

4/13/2010 -

Lennon Bus - Zia Records - MMMF Auction - Office Upgrade

4/8/2010 -

Vote Now - Breakfast - Free Tickets - Garage Bands - Kids Being Awesome

4/5/2010 -

Making Guitars - Breakfast - Free Tickets - Emerging Artists

3/29/2010 -

John Lennon Tour Bus - Free MMMF Tickets - Breakfast - Awards

3/15/2010 -

Last Chance for New Position & Flogging Molly - Be More Awards - Advocates

3/5/2010 -

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! helps Ear Candy Expand Efforts to Minneapolis

2/22/2010 -

Program Visit Wed 2/24 - 4:30 PM - Know 99

2/16/2010 -

Ad Campaign Wins 6 Addys - Mixer Tonight - Get Involved

2/2/2010 -

Instrument Drives - New After School Programs - Tour De Ear Candy

12/30/2009 -

Eddie Vedder says now is the time!

12/22/2009 -

Over 3,200 Kids Impacted & Growing Rapidly!

12/17/2009 -

Ear Candy Kids On Stage - A Christmas Carol - Raise It Now - Team Positions Available

12/10/2009 -

NEW POSITIONS POSTED - Raise It Now - Radio - December Events

12/2/2009 -

Coyotes Game - Raise It Now - Kids at Hard Rock - Christmas Carol

11/25/2009 -

Wilson Elementary - Coyotes Game - EAS - Christmas Carol

11/18/2009 -

Hard Rock Event - Marathon - Coyotes Game - Meet the Board

11/11/2009 -

Marathon - Programs Update - Last 2 EAS Of The Year - Major Support

11/2/2009 -

Widespread Panic - Train Tracks - Local First - When in AZ

10/28/2009 -

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - Widespread Panic

10/22/2009 -

MyStudio/RCPM Winners Announced - Ear Candy Tip Of The Week - Thank Yous

10/14/2009 -

Hard Rock - Roger Clyne - Thank Yous - Tiki Lounge - Press

10/1/2009 -

Programs Launched - Fender Band Jam - Thank Yous - Roger Clyne Competition

9/23/2009 -

Roger Clyne - Best of PHX – Golf – NEW PROGRAMS!!!

9/15/2009 -

Best of Phoenix - Golf Tournament- Hard Rock - Yoga

9/8/2009 -

Nickelback - AZ Republic - Chick Corea - Best of Phoenix - When in AZ

9/1/2009 -

When in AZ Release - Nickelback - Chick Corea - Best of Phoenix- Thanks 944

8/25/2009 -

944 Event - Kids Rock Camps - Best of Phoenix - NSCC Golf Tournament

8/18/2009 -

Tom Morello Auction (Final Days!) - Emerging Artist Series - 944 - Firesky

8/13/2009 -

Ear Candy expresses heartfelt words on the passing of the great Les Paul

8/13/2009 -

Tom Morello Signed Guitar Auction - Kids Rock Camps - Press Event - Social Media

8/5/2009 -

Pyro Award - SOS/Ticket Giveaway! - Soundstyle Live - Social Media - Ear Candy Team

7/28/2009 -

Hard Rock Charity Pin - NSCC Golf Tournament Update - Social Media

7/22/2009 -

Fray Pictures - Social Media - Radio Phoenix - SOS - Ear Candy Team

7/13/2009 -

The Fray - KDKB - Hard Rock - SOS - Ear Candy Archives

7/7/2009 -

Inside Creative Minds - 311 & Ziggy Marley - The Fray - Rise Against Auctions!!!

7/1/2009 -

30 Instruments Delivered - 8 Schools Impacted

6/24/2009 -

Clapton/Winwood FRIDAY - SOS - Beat the Heat

6/18/2009 -

Hard Rock Friday / Free Arts of Arizona

6/16/2009 -

Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood / Ear Candy

6/10/2009 -

Kings of Leon - YELP Rocks - Summer of Sound

6/4/2009 -

BLOG - Having Fun with The Edge 103.9

6/3/2009 -

The Edge 103.9 - Creativity Documentary - Clapton/Winwood - Yelp - SOS

5/27/2009 -

Ice Cream - Coffee - Road Trip - Sailing

5/21/2009 -

Starswim - Musical Instrument Day - AZ Music - Creativity Documentary

5/19/2009 -

BLOG - Buy a Musical Instrument Day

5/15/2009 -

BLOG - Class Sizes - Outsource the Solution

5/13/2009 -

School Solution - Emerging Artist Series Friday - Hoodstock Recap

5/5/2009 -

STOMP Tonight - Washington Elementary School District

4/29/2009 -

BLOG - Universal Langugae

4/28/2009 -

Hoodstock - N. Scottsdale Music Series - STOMP Next Week!!!

4/21/2009 -

Latest Drop Off - McDowell Mountain Music Festival - Scooter Fest

4/15/2009 -

Emerging Artist Series - Record Store Day - Loaded Week of Events

4/9/2009 -

What Does Ear Candy Do - Lots on the Horizon

4/3/2009 -

Meet Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers TODAY!!!

3/31/2009 -

Meet Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers by Donating an Instrument

3/27/2009 -

Phoenix Art Museum this SUNDAY - EAR CANDY on the Fringe!!!

3/23/2009 -

Save Music Programs by Eating a Sandwich!!!

3/17/2009 -

Teen Central Music Program - TWO GREAT EVENTS!!!!

3/12/2009 -

BLOG - McDowell Mountain Music Fest

3/12/2009 -

Tumbleweed Music Program - Friday the 13th!!!!

3/3/2009 -

March for Schools - Valley View Music Program - New Times Event

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BLOG - Measuring Impact?

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Ear Candy at US Airways Arena - Feature Your Business in front of OVER 5,000 People!!!!

2/23/2009 -

Pat McMahon Show Tues 2/24 - Events THIS WEEK - Various Press Coverage

2/19/2009 -

BLOG - Keeping it COOL!!!!

2/19/2009 -

Phoenix Magazine Proclaims Ear Candy COOL!!!!

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Roadrunners - Instruments Online - EarCandyCharity.ORG Launches

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Instrument Drive - Final Numbers!!!!

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2 New Events - Wet Highlights - 944 Magazine

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Ear Candy - Lots of Delicious Updates!!!!

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