Kids to Concerts (KtC) is a free educational outreach program designed by Musical Bridges to benefit 17,000 children in grades K-12 through interactive, multicultural musical and dance performances by world-class artists of the highest caliber.
This program is the first of its kind in the area, and is regularly praised by educators and children alike. KtC provides interactive concerts for children while integrating Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) compliant curriculum with the inimitable experience of live performing arts.
Public education continually faces billions of dollars in proposed budget cuts, slashing and, in some cases, eliminating funding for music and arts education. Musical Bridges Around the World helps fill the void of music and arts education in public schools, providing engaging and culturally edifying musical presentations.
In a typical school we visit, 67% of students are defined as at risk of dropping out, and 83% are identified as economically disadvantaged. Kids to Concerts brings the rare, precious experience of live art, integrating music and dance, to San Antonio children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy a live experience of this unique caliber. With bright costumes, unique instruments, and the vibrant energy of live performance, diverse traditions and music come alive for students, enhancing their musical education while broadening their worldview.