Keep the Beat Radiothon

Join the Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso to raise funds and instrument donations for Santa Barbara Unified School District music education programs. During the two-day radio event, SB Unified music teachers, aspiring student musicians, and local musicians will take to the airwaves to rally support for music education in local public schools.

 

Donate an Instrument!

Do you have an instrument gathering dust? Donate your used instruments to put it directly into the hands of a student in a local school music program. Call us at 805-284-9125 to or drop off your donation at any of our drop-off locations. Pacific Premier Bank (1035 State Street) Nick Rail Music (2801 De La Vina Street) Jensen’s Guitar and Music Co. (2830 De La Vina Street) 99.9 KTYD Studios – Thursday, Oct. 10 only (414 E Cota Street) Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond – Friday, Oct 11 only (5925 Calle Real, Goleta)

 

Pay to Play Your Song on 99.9 KTYD!

Donate $25 or more to ‘Pay to Play’ your favorite song on 99.9 KTYD. All proceeds will go towards local school music programs. Make a donation online by clicking the button below or call (805) 284-9125. All Keep the Beat Radiothon donors will automatically be entered in a grand prize drawing for two tickets and a VIP experience at the Santa Barbara Bowl!

 

Join us at Zodo's to Keep the Beat for music education!

On Friday, October 11 from 6am to 7pm, the Keep the Beat Radiothon with 99.9 KTYD will broadcast live from Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond. Music lovers and supporters can join the fun and enjoy food and drink specials and live music by student musicians, The Brambles, and OutOfTheBlue. Volunteers will be on hand to take song requests and donations.

 

$5,000 matching opportunity for Keep the Beat donations!

The Johnson Ohana Foundation will match the next $5,000 in donations during the Keep the Beat Radiothon with 99.9 KTYD. Call us at 805-284-9125 or donate online to double your impact on music education!

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Teacher Grants

Santa Barbara Education Foundation funds grants once a year to support the purchase of much-needed supplies and tools, as well as to encourage the development of creative and innovative teaching in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. This year’s grant application  will be available on October 1.

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Keep the Beat Radiothon

In an effort to support public school music programs, 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso broadcasted live for two days to ask for cash donations and instruments for Santa Barbara’s students. In 2018, the Keep the Beat Radiothon brought in over 120 instruments and $12,000 to help fix and maintain the donated music makers.

Pianos on State

A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities month in October. Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.

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MONEY GOES

Current operation and program spending breakdown

  • Academic Support
  • Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mental Health
  • Music & Performing Arts

Academic Support 51%

51%

Literacy 16%

16%

Early Childhood Education 14%

14%

Mental Health 10%

10%

Music & Performing Arts 9%

9%
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PIANOS ON STATE

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