Kids in Tune on WMUK

This morning Dr. Rick and Ms. Liz sat down with WMUK host Cara Lieurance to talk about Kalamazoo Kids in Tune and our Gala Finale Concert this Friday,  June 2, 5:30 pm, Chenery Auditorium.  Follow this link to listen to the conversation!

Kids in Tune is Glorious!

On Wednesday of last week the Kids in Tune Young Leaders Orchestra, together with soloist Ms. Christine and student singers from a number of Communities in Schools after-school programs, performed for an audience of over 400 at the 10th anniversary C.I.S. CHAMPS celebration in downtown Kalamazoo.  The selection, “Glorious” by Stephanie Mabey, gave the whole event its positive theme:  jthe glorious results that come from communities coming together for their children.

Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo released a video of highlights from the event, with our music in the background throughout.  Check it out!

Kids in Tune “Magical Creatures” Petting Zoo


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On Tuesday at Kids in Tune, we welcomed friends and family for our annual Instrument Petting Zoo.  The theme this year was “Magical Creatures”.  Special guests were students and families from Orchestra Rouh.

If this looks like fun to you, please contact Ms. Donielle about joining us on Thursdays during “Awesome April”!

Families in Tune, Day One!

Kids in Tune family members joined us today in orchestra rehearsal for the first day of our new Families in Tune program.  Check out these pics to see how much fun we all had.  We’ll be doing this again every Thursday in the month of February.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ms Donielle.   No experience necessary.  All you need to bring is your willingness to try making  music with your kids!

February Family Thursdays at Kids in Tune

Audiences at recent concerts heard us share our dream of offering the Kids in Tune experience to KIT family members as well.  To bring that goal one step closer, we invite you to join us for February Family Thursdays!

What: An opportunity for family members to learn  an instrument and join our KIT orchestra

When: Each Thursday in the month of February, 4:30-6:00

Where: Woods Lake Cafeteria

We’ll  meet each Thursday in February from 4:30pm-6:00 pm and join our orchestra rehearsal. Afterwards,  group music lessons while KIT students finish homework.  We are thrilled that six parents signed up yesterday afternoon, and we hope more of you can join us next week!

Please contact Ms. Donielle to let her know you’re planning to come 🙂


Kids in Tune Art Hop Concert Tomorrow!

Talented Students, Joyous Music, Holiday Lights, and  Community Spirit.

Please join us to share in this free performance of  festive music in the spirit of the holidays tomorrow night!

 WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine, 
(right next to Alama Drafthouse Cinema), 
Friday, December 2, 5:30-6:30pm

Here are a few pics from today’s rehearsal.  🙂


Thankful at Kids in Tune

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Kids in Tune family and friends!

We spent that past few days at Woods Lake warming up our kindness muscles and paying attention to all that we have to be grateful for. Here are some pictures from Kids in Tune to express our gratitude.


Young Leaders, Young Mentors

Over the past two weeks, our middle-school Young Leaders have worked to provide mentorship to our Kids in Tune students in orchestra and sectional rehearsals.  We are so grateful to them for their commitment to Kalamazoo Kids in Tune!

Here are a few images of our Young Leaders in action: