Cello rock band Break of Reality working to fund music education tour stop in Atherton

by Contributed Content on December 14, 2013

Break of Reality, a cello rock band from New York, has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a music education tour around the country, which includes a stop in Atherton.

The band has partnered with 12 high schools to give free educational workshops and free public concerts in April and May of 2014 in hopes of raising awareness for music education. The band’s proposed tour would bring it to Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, where its members would work with music students on May 6, 2014.

In addition to giving free educational workshops for students, Break of Reality would also perform a free evening concert, open to the public, where the band would take donations at the door. All of these donations would go to the music program at Sacred Heart to purchase new instruments, repair old instruments, and invest in new technology for the music rooms. If the tour is funded, the concert will take place in the school’s auditorium on the evening of May 6th.

Cellist and founding member Patrick Laird has always been passionate about giving back to the music programs where he got his start. “While growing up, the other members of Break of Reality and I had very supportive school music programs. If it weren’t for those programs, we wouldn’t have continued on to start our band and ultimately become professional musicians.”

Break of Reality needs to raise $48,000 in order to make the tour happen. To make a pledge to Break of Reality’s “Music Education Tour” visit their Kickstarter campaign page. Incentives for giving to the project range from signed copies of the band’s albums to having the band play an acoustic concert in your home.

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