Devereux Cleo Wallace
I rolled into class on my motorcycle with one minute to spare. I began the class at Devereux Cleo Wallace, in northwest Denver and then rushed to Kepner Middle School, off Federal and Kentucky, to teach with Cody and Robbie. It was imperative that the students knew the importance of their final project, at Devereux, for their song was not only going to be graded, be on the Christmas album that was going to be distributed to the staff at Cleo, along to family and friends, possibly going to be played on the Everyday Show with DJ Ripm on Channel 2 , but most importantly, was the final showcase of the skills that they had developed over the past six months. These kids are awesome and I wanted to make sure that they knew that we had all the confidence in the world in them!!! We are trying to arrange for them to record their final song, a collaboration between all the students and Cody, at Dub Media in the Highlands District of North Denver. We hope it can be arranged.
Justin - Everything
Oh yeah!!! Catch three of the student's songs and interviews on Hot 107.1 FM, next Sunday morning, as part of a feature the station is doing on Youth On Record. I will post the times as soon as I get them. Shout outs to Krystal, the DJ at Hot 107.1 FM, who is simply the coolest person we have met in the business, and Josh Estrada, DJ Ripm, who has always supported what we do by volunteering his time in the classroom and continuing to advocate on our behalf. You guys are the best!!
Dylan - Untitled
Kepner Middle School
At Kepner, all the classes of the previous week were combined into one final class. Our intention was to get each student to record at least two lines of lyrics that were to be added to the songs which they had helped arrange last week, and finally to record the video for the open house on Wednesday. This was a tall feat and we only had one hour!
The kids came through. There were about fifteen students in the class and they killed it. If they were shy, they got over it for the most part, and we all had a great time recording, scratching on the turntables, and shooting video all over school grounds. By the end we were most satisfied because all of us pulled together to do something special. We will post the student's music and video later today! See you at the open house.