• Musically Minded: A Benefit for Brain Tumor Research

    On June 15, 16 and 17, 36 teen bands from Plugged In Teen Band Program performed at "Musically Minded," a concert benefiting brain tumor research at Mass General Hospital, a cause selected by the Plugged In teens. Funds generated from this concert were donated to Mass General Hospital to support a study hoping to improve the care and recovery of individuals being treated for brain tumors...

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  • Plugged In Live 2012 (VOD) Rebroadcast

    "Plugged In Live 2012:  A Concert Streamed Around the World!" was an exciting fundraising event by Plugged In students for Plugged In! Over an 8-hour period, 32 teen bands in the Plugged In Teen Band Program performed in 10-minute increments at the studios of Wayland Community Access and Media, Inc. (WayCAM).

    The performances were streamed live and now available to view online around the world via pay-per-view.

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  • Plugged In Presents 'BELIEVE: A Benefit Concert for the Dup15q Alliance'

    At the start of every session students are introduced to the charitable mission of Plugged In. The youth are encouraged to present a charity that they feel deserves to be recognized for the special work they do. The Plugged In community then votes on these charities. The winner becomes the focus of each session's Benefit Concert...

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  • Plugged In at Solid Sound 2011

    Plugged In students were invited by MASS MoCA to hold music workshops at the June 24-26, 2011 Solid Sound Festival for kids attending the festival. Mass MoCA, located in North Adams, MA, is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country.

    The Solid Sound Festival is a unique three-day event envisioned by the band, Wilco, and presented in association with MASS MoCA...

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  • Plugged In Live 2011

    "Plugged In Live: A Concert Streamed Around the World!" was an exciting fundraising event by Plugged In students for Plugged In! For 8 hours on May 28, Plugged In teen bands performed in 10-minute increments at a local television studio. The performances were streamed live and available to view online around the world via pay-per-view...

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About Plugged In Band Teen Band Program

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The Plugged In Teen Band Program is a non-profit teen rock band program in Needham, MA teaching kids about using music to create positive change in the world. In addition to weekly classes, songwriting workshops, community performances and a summer day camp, three times a year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves.

Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. Check out www.pluggedinband.org for more information

About www.pluggedinband.tv

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Pluggedinband.tv is a new website created for Plugged In by the company, Velikom International. One of the most important aspects of Plugged In is the emphasis placed on showing students how they can use music to better the world. The concerts at the end of each session raise money for charitable organizations chosen by the students. At the beginning of each session, we hold a Community Engage Evening at which students present to each other charities and causes that are important to them. Students explain how they learned about the charities, what needs are met by the organizations and why they feel it is important to support the organizations. At the end of the evening, they vote to determine the recipient charitable organization for the concert.

Pluggedinband.tv is an innovative idea for providing more opportunities for Plugged In students to use their music to help others. Thanks to Velikom's generosity and pay-per-view and video on demand technology, Plugged In students now have another way to use music to help others. Here's how it works. Students organize and perform in concerts and/or create music videos and post them to pluggedinband.tv. They decide what causes and charitable organizations they want each concert and video to raise money for. Then, they share the link to pluggedinband.tv through email and social media for people all around the world to watch live via pay-per-view and/or as video on demand.

About Velikom International

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Velikom International is an Austin based consulting firm that covers a full spectrum of information technology services. Re-humanizing Information Technology – that’s what they're all about. Velikom understands that their clients are unique individuals and companies all with different needs and that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work.

Following the Velikom philosophy of taking the time to get to know their customers and their needs, they listen to feedback and continually improve the solution based on the provided feedback. It’s this dedicated focus on communication that allows for better service, more streamlined support, improved products and superior results compared to their competition. For more information on Velikom International, please visit them at www.velikom.com.