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What. A. Night.

Together, here’s what we achieved:

  • We unlocked a $50,000 challenging match from the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation + the Reva and David Logan Foundation, raising over $150,000 in under 10 minutes during the paddle raise, totaling to over $570,000 in critical funding for our students!
  • We felt the love from more than 400 of our closest friends – from all corners of the world
  • And we witnessed pure magic onscreen… The Soul Rebels, Thank You for the Music, Esperanza Spalding all left us emotional and speechless

So with all that, we just wanted to say… thank you. A young People’s alum told us the other day: “Big Night feels like glitter in your veins. It’s like knowing you’re going to get gifted with love…that people really see you, that they appreciate your hard work so much that they want you to keep going.”

What Happened in 1 Hour

Live performance by four-time GRAMMY Award winner Esperanza Spalding
“Esperanza Spalding is determined to turn her music into an event…[her 2018 album ’12 Little Spells’] furthers her genre transcendent vision”
 Rolling Stone



An opening act by the New Orleans sensation: The Soul Rebels
“It’s hard to overstate the infectious energy and thrill of a live performance by the New Orleans band The Soul Rebels”
NPR Music


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Heartwarming performances from our young musicians
Messages of hope from our families
And a live auction and paddle raise with fabulous prizes!
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Questions? We’re here to help! Please reach out to development@peoplesmusicschool.org.