MUSIC EDUCATION TOUR
(April 22 – May 17, 2014)
Break of Reality’s tour to inspire thousands of music students & raise funds for music education around the country
“We learned to play our instruments through public school music programs. If it weren’t for these music programs, I don’t think Break of Reality would exist today.”
- Ivan Trevino, Break of Reality
Just like any other band, Break of Reality spends its time writing music and performing concerts. The band has released three albums to date and travels extensively around the U.S. giving concerts at performing arts centers, rock clubs and colleges. Over the last ten years, Break of Reality has also spent time doing something a bit different: The group has visited hundreds of public schools around the country, giving educational workshops and concerts, inspiring young musicians to think outside of the box with their classical instruments.
Today, funding for the arts is diminishing. Less money is being made available for music programs in public schools. This prevents music teachers from buying new instruments, updating technology in their classrooms, and hiring music groups like Break of Reality to visit their schools.
The members of Break of Reality have felt compelled to do something about this. They came up with an idea for a cross-country tour, where they would not only provide free educational workshops and concerts for public schools around the country, but would also raise money for music education. Touring the country is an expensive endeavor, but Break of Reality was able to raise enough funding to make this tour a reality.*
*On January 20th, 2014, Break of Reality’s Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded with over $50,000 in pledges from Break of Reality’s fans and supporters! Without this funding, the tour could not have happened. All of this funding will go entirely toward the tour’s direct expenses. The band has donated its time for the tour and its members will not receive any compensation from these funds.
10 schools. Thousands of music students. All in one month.
Break of Reality has partnered with 10 schools around the U.S. to create an itinerary for a month-long tour. During this tour, the band will travel to each school and spend a day with its music students, giving educational workshops on rock music, composing, and all things Break of Reality. In addition to these workshops, the group will give a free concert at each school that will be open to the public. Donations will be taken at each of these concerts, and all donations will go to that school’s music program, to buy and repair instruments and invest in technology. The band aims to raise over $50,000 total for public school music programs around the U.S.
The schools/dates involved in this project are:
- 4/22: Austin, TX – McCallum High School
- 4/23: Edmond, OK – Edmond North High School
- 4/25: Denver, CO – Martin Luther King Jr. Early College
- 4/26: Salt Lake City, UT*
- 4/28: Gilbert, AZ – Mesquite High School
- 4/30: Henderson, NV – Green Valley High School
- 5/02: San Diego, CA – Mira Mesa High School
- 5/03: Los Angeles, CA*
- 5/06: San Francisco, CA*
- 5/07: Davis, CA – Davis Senior High School
- 5/09: Portland, OR*
- 5/10: Seattle, WA*
- 5/12: Bozeman, MT*
- 5/13: Bismarck, ND – Century High School
- 5/14: Burnsville, MN*
- 5/15: Coon Rapids, MN – Coon Rapids High School
- 5/16: Milwaukee, WI – Shorewood/Homestead High Schools
- 5/17: Chicago, IL*
*Non-school, regular Break of Reality performance (see our SHOWS page for more info)
Break of Reality has a 3-part mission for this tour:
1. To inspire young music students around the country.
2. To raise awareness of the importance of music education in public schools.
3. To raise funds for each music program on the tour.*
*By taking donations at each school concert, Break of Reality hopes to raise over $50,000 for music education over the length of the tour.