Raleigh | October 23, 2015: The Kidznotes Haydn Violins and Violas will perform at the Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE! on Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center. The 12-member group of local elementary school students is part of a world-wide initiative that uses music instruction to enrich the lives of underserved students. Started in 2010 in the Triangle, the program currently serves nearly 250 pre-kindergarten through high school students in the lowest-income neighborhoods in both Durham and Raleigh. Participants apply to participate and receive 10 hours of free weekly music instruction.
“Kidznotes is expanding this year in Wake County, and we are grateful for the support of the Junior League of Raleigh to help us spread the word and raise awareness to support our kids,” said Katie Wyatt, Kidznotes co-founder and executive director. “Our students and their families love to celebrate the holidays and are very excited to be part of this signature community event.”
This year’s performance marks the second time Kidznotes has performed at SPREE!. “We are thrilled to be able to support an organization that does such fantastic work with promising young people,” said Kathryn West, president of the Junior League of Raleigh, “We look forward welcoming these talented students.”
A Shopping SPREE! is the Junior League of Raleigh’s signature annual four-day shopping fundraiser that features the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts and holiday merchandise from regional and national exhibitors. Proceeds from SPREE! benefit children and families in Wake County by supporting Junior League of Raleigh’s programs and community partners. The four-day event opens Oct. 28. Tickets can be purchased at www.jlraliegh.org.
About the Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 86th year, the Junior League of Raleigh boasts nearly 1,600 women supporting community organizations around Wake County