Schools Outreach Testimonials
When PDX Pop Now! comes to a school, the energy of the day is incredible. Our volunteers are passionate about bringing music to students and the kids really enjoy the new experience. You can hear instruments and drum beats down the hallways and feel the excitement for the afternoon concert building. The local bands love sharing their music with such an enthusiastic crowd too.
“The PDX event was a tremendous success—EVERY teacher, parent and administrator say so, and you could see how the kids felt. I told you how significant some of those smiles were. Kids sought me out after school to thank me for bringing you all in. (And I needed some coolness points with middle school, so thanks for that!) Several kids asked if they could get into band——some of them who I had begged to join this fall. The LA teacher is trying to hook up with Luck One for their poetry slam later this year. I could go on and on, but must instead go teach class. Just didn’t want another moment to go by without saying THANKS!!!!” – Becky Underhill, Music Teacher at Boise Eliot
“We had the most amazing experience with you guy’s and the kids really did LOVE it!! I can
not thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of PDX Pop Now! Please let me know if you would like to come back another year, we would be glad to have you!!” Chelsea Butterfield, HB Lee Middle School Teacher
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the workshops and concert your wonderful volunteers held at our school. I can honestly say that it was the finest all day presentation any organization has presented in my fifteen years in education. Many of our students have written thank you notes and letters of appreciation. Thanks again for everything.” -James Rodriguez, Boise Eliot Teacher
“Playing at HB Lee Middle School was definitely one of the most rewarding shows I’ve taken part in, solely based on the positive response I received from the students and teachers. My main goal was to get across to the students was that 1. its never too late to take up a musical instrument and 2. that anyone and everyone in that room has the ability within them to make music. Hopefully I sparked some young peoples interest in producing by showing them how to sample, plus I got to sign autographs!! Thanks PDX POP NOW!” Anthony Anderson, aka Tope, Local Musician