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Take Note Detour: Connecting Musicians to Music Students

A project of the Colorado Music Strategy, Detour joins musicians with communities across Colorado to program performances, workshops, field recordings, creative education, community celebrations, and more. Visiting one of Take Note’s pilot districts, Roaring Fork School District, Detour hit the road again on October 4, 2017 with DJ Full Metal Rebekah Durham and The Ginny Mules. Collaborating with Carbondale Arts and the Rosybelle Maker Bus Detour gave over 250 youth in Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs an interactive experience with music.

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Big Head Todd & The Monsters Benefit Concert

Big Head Todd & The Monsters selected Take Note Colorado as the charity beneficiary for their October 7, 2017 album release show, a KBCO On Tap series at Breckenridge Brewery. Anderson East and North Mississippi Allstars also performed at the day-long show.

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Take Note at JAS Experience – Jazz Aspen Snowmass Partnership

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) partnered with Take Note Colorado to raise funds and awareness to support music programming in schools in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Experience is a three-day music festival held over Labor Day weekend. From the festival stage, JAS President & CEO, James Horowitz, spoke about the partnership between Take Note and JAS in-schools, raising awareness and funds to support our efforts. JAS in-schools education initiatives complement existing public school music programs and replace programs where schools suffer losses in music education, ensuring that local schools maintain and grow band and music programs in their curriculum.

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The Record Company
The Record Company (Alex Stiff, Chris Voss, Marc Carzorla) CREDIT: Jacob Blickenstaff - Brooklyn, NY

The Record Company To Headline Take Note Concert

Take Note Colorado’s next fundraising concert will be headlined by rock band The Record Company. Los Angeles-based The Record Company will play along with Tracksuit Wedding at the Sing It To Me Santa concert on Dec. 9. Sing It To Me Santa is a Colorado tradition since 2014, and will now become one of Take Note Colorado’s signature events.

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Velorama stage

Velorama Festival Take Note Colorado Stage

Twelve blocks in Denver’s RiNo Art District became a three-day street party in August celebrating biking culture in Colorado as part of the Colorado Classic bike race and Velorama Festival. A Take Note Colorado stage promoted our statewide vision along with performances by Old 97s, The Jayhawks, and Rob Drapkin.

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Benefit Show at Ophelia’s

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play a benefit for Take Note Colorado in Denver on July 10, 2017.

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String Cheese Incident Raises Funds & Awareness for Take Note Colorado

String Cheese Incident (SCI) organized a drawing of a signed framed artwork, “Colorado Blue Sky” by Josh Harrier Art, at their three Red Rocks shows in July. Funds raised were split between Take Note Colorado and the Conscious Alliance. Bill Nershi, of String Cheese Incident, stopped by the Conscious Alliance office to pick the winner–the video is live on SCI’s Facebook & YouTube!

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Inaugural Take Note. The Concert

Over 4,500 people attended the inaugural Take Note. The Concert in May, raising over $530,000
Performances by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, OneRepublic, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Todd Park Mohr & Jeremy Lawton of Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Tracksuit Wedding

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Todd Park Mohr is interviewed by CBS4’s Karen Leigh (credit: CBS)
Todd Park Mohr is interviewed by CBS4’s Karen Leigh (credit: CBS)

Todd Park Mohr From ‘Big Head Todd & The Monsters’ Excited For ‘Take Note The Concert’

Todd Park Mohr, also known as Big Head Todd from the band Big Head Todd and the Monsters, will be performing at the Take Note The Concert next Thursday. Todd Park Mohr talks with CBS4 Denver about the Take Note Concert.

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Rateliff headlined at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Rateliff headlined at Red Rocks Amphitheater 2016. Credit: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Musical Success Prompts Nathaniel Rateliff To Give Back

“Take Note: The Concert will feature some of Colorado’s most popular musicians raising money for music education in schools.
“Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will headline the concert. Recently he sat down with CBS4’s Jim Benemann to talk about the impact music has had on his life.”

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