Planet Orchestra Performing for Foundation Board Members on October 19th, 2012
What happens when you combine curious kids, eager parents and a whole bucket load of orchestral instruments? You get planet Orchestra. Los Angeles South Bay Awesome Foundation (yes, that’s a mouthful isn’t it?) was excited to the brim to award it’s second grant to a growing group of devoted musicians based out of Lawndale California. These musicians aren’t your ordinary orchestra, they are youth that are given free lessons, an instrument and (most valuable of all) a nurturing environment in which “to come together to achieve the common good of making music.” Planet orchestra has grown, from its inception in 2010 with a group of eight children, to a thriving group of professional musicians, volunteers, parents and children.
Based in Lawndale, Planet Orchestra has grand ideas and does not plan to stop with just a few lessons to a few kids. This energetic group of social entrepreneurs hopes to use its existing system to spring board into school classrooms, dance studios, and (in the words of Buzz Lightyear) to infinite and beyond! There’s little doubt that Planet Orchestra will continue to impact lives and make our world a more awesome place. Great job Planet Orchestra!