This project meets the grant goals of recognizing exemplary student extracurricular achievement and the goal of providing artistic opportunities that improve student engagement in school.

This project will teach the music students in the Lakewood High School Jazz Band the business side of the "music business". This project will involve the high school students in songwriting, recording and marketing their own Jazz CD. This will be the second CD the band has recorded.

Duke Energy's logo can be included in the liner notes of the CD. In addition, representatives from Duke Energy and the Education Foundation will be invited to receive recognition at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, at which the jazz students will also perform.

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Duke Power4Students project - Lakewood High School Jazz Band

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School:
Lakewood High School 
Subject:
Music 
Teacher:
Steven Kornell 
 
Michael Kernodle 
Students Impacted:
30 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
March 15, 2018
Deadline:
May 30, 2018

0% Funded

 

 

Only $2,500.00 Needed

 

Goal

This project meets the grant goals of recognizing exemplary student extracurricular achievement and the goal of providing artistic opportunities that improve student engagement in school.

This project will teach the music students in the Lakewood High School Jazz Band the business side of the "music business". This project will involve the high school students in songwriting, recording and marketing their own Jazz CD. This will be the second CD the band has recorded.

Duke Energy's logo can be included in the liner notes of the CD. In addition, representatives from Duke Energy and the Education Foundation will be invited to receive recognition at a meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, at which the jazz students will also perform.  

 

What will be done with my students

The band director, Michael Kernodle will work with the students to write songs, record and market their own CD. The CD will consist of a combination of original songs written by the students and jazz standards.

The sound engineering and recording of the CD will take place at the Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College. Professors in the MIRA (Music Industry and Recording Arts) program will sound engineer and master the recording. This will expose the high school students to a college program in an area of interest for them.

Profits from the sale of the CD will be retained by the band and used to fund the purchase of additional instruments, uniforms and to fund out of state trips for band competitions. A portion of the funds raised through the sale of the CD will be used to fund the recording of a new CD during the next school year, thereby creating a self funding business model.

We are very confident that this model will work. During the previous school year we were able to record our first CD. It was a rousing success! The band members were able to sell 1200 of 1500 CDs that were ordered. The profits all went into the student trip to perform at the Apollo Theater from April 6-9, 2018.  

 

Benefits to my students

The co-producers for this CD of original student music will be the band director, Michael Kernodle and Tom Morris, a local sound engineer and adjunct professor in the MIRA program of St. Petersburg College. Mr. Morris is well respected in the music industry and serves on the board of the Grammy awards. This allows the students to exposure to a college experience in their chosen field. To afford high school musicians the opportunity to record with Mr. Morris will help them advance professionally.

In addition the songwriting and marketing of the CD will help the students learn skills that translate into being professional musicians. There are many great musicians, but if they do not know how to record and market their product then music is a hobby and not a profession.  

 

Describe the Students

The students are a wide mix. Some are low income and some are not. Some are from the regular student population and some are enrolled in the CAT (Center for Advanced Technologies) magnet program which is housed at Lakewood High School.

Each student, across their varied socioeconomic statuses, has exhibited a passion and talent for playing music. The project that is proposed for funding will enhance their skills to a more professional level and teach them how to make a living from their music.  

 

Budget Narrative

Once the CD is recorded and mastered the requested funds will be used to produce 2,300 CDs which will be sold for $10 each.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 CD reproduction of 2,200 CDs $2,500.00
  Total: $2,500.00

0% Funded

 

 

Only $2,500.00 Needed

 

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