THANK YOU FOR MAKING EISMAíS FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Lowdown Brass Band thrilled the crowd and high school students kept the party going with an amazing performance of funk and soul.
We are so proud of EISMAís focus on bringing great musicians to the students of Evanstonís elementary schools. Your contributions make it possible for us to cover all of the costs required to schedule twenty-four concerts twice a year, offer professional musicians a competitive fee, and coordinate education materials for each music teacher. The results are two, community-wide, live musical experiences for the children and staff of Evanstonís schools. For many children, these concerts will be among the few opportunities they will have to experience live professional music as they approach high school. They learn how to be an audience, and they learn how they, as individuals, think and feel while listening to different kinds of music.
To all of you who joined us at our event or sent a donation, and to our performers who donated their time, thank you for making EISMAís first fundraiser so special!
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WHO WE ARE
Since 1971 the Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA), a not-for-profit community organization, has presented professional music programs that bring the joy and appreciation of music to elementary and middle school students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in Illinois.
Each year EISMA presents two Concerts for Kids series. Over the course of their years in District 65, from grade K to grade 8, students have the opportunity to participate in eighteen different professional music programs representative of the diverse ethnic community of Evanston/Skokie.
EISMA provides music teachers with pre-performance materials to enhance student understanding and appreciation for each concert.
Students sample the full range of musical styles performed by varying combinations of strings, brass, voice, and woodwinds, reflecting the traditions of many eras and cultures. The artists sponsored have included some of the best musicians in the Chicago area, such as Howard Levy, Special Consensus, Corky Siegel, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Lamajamal, Reginald Robinson, and Quintet Attacca.
Students have the opportunity to interact with singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, who share their craft, instruments, and love of music.