A huge thank you to everyone who supported Silicon Valley Rocks 2011! Together we raised nearly $30,000, and 100% of the proceeds support Music in Schools Today. If you missed the event, but would still like to donate to the cause, it’s not too late. You can do so here: https://www.mustcreate.org/howtohelp/donation.html
Special thanks to Ed Jay and Ken Yeung for their photos:
“I really love what you are doing—not just that it is a charity for a good cause, but you have captured a unique audience and keep a vibe and feel to it, that I imagine the performers really like—and it keeps them coming back.” – Michele Maguire, UBM TechWeb
Opening DJ: Kid Kameleon
The Barricades: The Barricades is a collaboration of songwriters from local independent bands. They are an indie pop group that showcases luscious vocal harmonies with thoughtful songwriting and arrangements, creating a sound sure to quench your sonic palette. Read more about The Barricades.
Tech affiliations: Twilio
Allen Mask: 20something recording artist whose compositions and productions are suggestive of musically innovative yet universally accepted hip hop. Read more about Allen Mask.
Tech affiliations: Google
Ingar Brown & the Future Funk: Funk, hip-hop, soul, dance and R&B all wrapped up in an eclectic box that’s ready to get any party started. Read more about Ingar Brown & the Future Funk.
Tech affiliations: Mashery
And read more about the 2011 bands here.
Every year, we bring together musicians from the tech community—VCs, entrepreneurs, developers—to raise money for Music in Schools Today (MUST). Every year, we raise around $30,000 to keep music in the schools. Bands have hailed from Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Wall Street Journal, Norwest Venture Partners, Walden Venture Capital, Gracenote, MOG and more.
All proceeds for Silicon Valley Rocks are donated to Music in Schools Today (MUST). MUST is the Bay Area’s answer to the crisis in music education. Despite extensive research indicating that music instruction supplies intellectual, emotional and physical components critical to children’s development, music and arts programs are often the first victims of budget cuts. MUST advocates for, supports and develops integrated, accessible, sustainable and measurable music-in-education programs that improve student achievement.