Plugged In’s Calendar of Events

Apr
11
Sat
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/11) @ Wherever you are!
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/11) @ Wherever you are!

We had a blast at Plugged In’s first online open mic. In fact it went so well and we had such a good time, we’ve decided to make these a weekly event until things return to normal. And this time we’ve invited current students, Plugged In teachers, and Plugged In alumni. We hope you’ll join us this weekend to make some music #togetherathome.

Online Open Mic
Saturday – 4/11
6:30p-9:30p
Join remotely via Zoom. Information about how to connect has been emailed to all current students and alumni.

EVENT GUIDELINES
We followed a few basic rules during our first online open mic that really helped things run smoothly.

– Performers must sign up by adding their name to the open mic signup sheet (in email to parents and students).
– Performers can sign up in the days before the open mic or during it as long as slots remain.
– Performers are signing up based on order NOT on performance time.
– Performers must be ready to go when they’re called. If they are not they will be moved to the end of the list.
– The host will mute all attendees during performances. Attendees can unmute after each set to applaud and cheer the performers on.
– Attendees can communicate with everyone via the chat function in our Zoom room.
– Performances are solo unless you have other musicians at your physical location. It is too tricky to have multiple performers from multiple locations play without additional technical support.
– Limit of 2 songs for each performance.
– The end time of the open-mic is flexible. We will keep it going as long as we have performers or until 9:30p whichever comes first.

Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to “see” you there.

Apr
14
Tue
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting – 4/14 @ Online via Zoom
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting - 4/14 @ Online via Zoom

While many of the physical spaces we enjoy are closed Plugged In would like to offer a regular time and online space for our students to come together. We’ve begun hosting weekly online open-mics so our students can come together musically. Now we’re offering weekly Youth Board meetings so our students can come together to talk and work to make positive change.

Weekly Online Youth Board Meetings
Tuesdays from 6:00p-7:30p
Join remotely via Zoom – information has been emailed to all students

Youth Board meeting topics can include

  • finalizing the Youth Board’s social media accounts, policies, and procedures
  • discussing alternative ideas for the June benefit concert (if we’re unable to do so in person)
  • new online programming options Plugged In could add while our physical space remains closed
  • new online performance opportunities
  • giving students a chance to talk about their feelings about the current situation and to connect with their bandmates and friends
  • anything else our Youth Board would like to discuss
We encourage you to join us even if you don’t have specific ideas or agenda items you’d like to address. Sometimes being around friends and a community that loves you is enough.

 

Apr
15
Wed
Multi-day Online Songwriting and Recording Workshop @ Online via Zoom
Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day
Multi-day Online Songwriting and Recording Workshop @ Online via Zoom

Learn valuable songwriting techniques from professional musicians and songwriters. Use what you’ve learned to make a positive change in your community! At this multi-day online workshop participants will be placed in a band, write an original song with the support of their teacher, rehearse their song, and record their original song to be mastered and turned into a digital track.

Day 1 – Songwriting –  Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 4:30p-7:30p

Day 2 – Rehearsal – Friday April 17, 2020  from 3:30p – 5:00p

Day 3 – Recording – Saturday April 18, 2020 – 2 hour recording sessions scheduled according to group availability

Tuition Fee – $175 per student

REGISTER HERE

Apr
18
Sat
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/18) @ Wherever you are!
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/18) @ Wherever you are!

We had a blast at Plugged In’s first online open mic. In fact it went so well and we had such a good time, we’ve decided to make these a weekly event until things return to normal. And this time we’ve invited current students, Plugged In teachers, and Plugged In alumni. We hope you’ll join us this weekend to make some music #togetherathome.

Online Open Mic
Saturday – 4/18
6:30p-9:30p
Join remotely via Zoom. Information about how to connect has been emailed to all current students and alumni.

EVENT GUIDELINES
We followed a few basic rules during our first online open mic that really helped things run smoothly.

– Performers must sign up by adding their name to the open mic signup sheet (in email to parents and students).
– Performers can sign up in the days before the open mic or during it as long as slots remain.
– Performers are signing up based on order NOT on performance time.
– Performers must be ready to go when they’re called. If they are not they will be moved to the end of the list.
– The host will mute all attendees during performances. Attendees can unmute after each set to applaud and cheer the performers on.
– Attendees can communicate with everyone via the chat function in our Zoom room.
– Performances are solo unless you have other musicians at your physical location. It is too tricky to have multiple performers from multiple locations play without additional technical support.
– Limit of 2 songs for each performance.
– The end time of the open-mic is flexible. We will keep it going as long as we have performers or until 9:30p whichever comes first.

Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to “see” you there.

Apr
20
Mon
Spring Session Vacation – 4/20/20-4/26/20
Apr 20 – Apr 26 all-day

Enjoy your break! There are no band classes during break. Private lessons can still take place if student/teacher are available. Please confirm private lessons directly with your instructor during.

Apr
21
Tue
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting – 4/21 @ Online via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting - 4/21 @ Online via Zoom

While many of the physical spaces we enjoy are closed Plugged In would like to offer a regular time and online space for our students to come together. We’ve begun hosting weekly online open-mics so our students can come together musically. Now we’re offering weekly Youth Board meetings so our students can come together to talk and work to make positive change.

Weekly Online Youth Board Meetings
Tuesdays from 6:00p-7:30p
Join remotely via Zoom – information has been emailed to all students

Youth Board meeting topics can include

  • finalizing the Youth Board’s social media accounts, policies, and procedures
  • discussing alternative ideas for the June benefit concert (if we’re unable to do so in person)
  • new online programming options Plugged In could add while our physical space remains closed
  • new online performance opportunities
  • giving students a chance to talk about their feelings about the current situation and to connect with their bandmates and friends
  • anything else our Youth Board would like to discuss
We encourage you to join us even if you don’t have specific ideas or agenda items you’d like to address. Sometimes being around friends and a community that loves you is enough.

 

Apr
25
Sat
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/25) @ Wherever you are!
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pop-up Online Open Mic via Zoom (4/25) @ Wherever you are!

We had a blast at Plugged In’s first online open mic. In fact it went so well and we had such a good time, we’ve decided to make these a weekly event until things return to normal. And this time we’ve invited current students, Plugged In teachers, and Plugged In alumni. We hope you’ll join us this weekend to make some music #togetherathome.

Online Open Mic
Saturday – 4/25
6:30p-9:30p
Join remotely via Zoom. Information about how to connect has been emailed to all current students and alumni.

EVENT GUIDELINES
We followed a few basic rules during our first online open mic that really helped things run smoothly.

– Performers must sign up by adding their name to the open mic signup sheet (in email to parents and students).
– Performers can sign up in the days before the open mic or during it as long as slots remain.
– Performers are signing up based on order NOT on performance time.
– Performers must be ready to go when they’re called. If they are not they will be moved to the end of the list.
– The host will mute all attendees during performances. Attendees can unmute after each set to applaud and cheer the performers on.
– Attendees can communicate with everyone via the chat function in our Zoom room.
– Performances are solo unless you have other musicians at your physical location. It is too tricky to have multiple performers from multiple locations play without additional technical support.
– Limit of 2 songs for each performance.
– The end time of the open-mic is flexible. We will keep it going as long as we have performers or until 9:30p whichever comes first.

Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to “see” you there.

Apr
28
Tue
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting – 4/28 @ Online via Zoom
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Weekly Online Youth Board Meeting - 4/28 @ Online via Zoom

While many of the physical spaces we enjoy are closed Plugged In would like to offer a regular time and online space for our students to come together. We’ve begun hosting weekly online open-mics so our students can come together musically. Now we’re offering weekly Youth Board meetings so our students can come together to talk and work to make positive change.

Weekly Online Youth Board Meetings
Tuesdays from 6:00p-7:30p
Join remotely via Zoom – information has been emailed to all students

Youth Board meeting topics can include

  • finalizing the Youth Board’s social media accounts, policies, and procedures
  • discussing alternative ideas for the June benefit concert (if we’re unable to do so in person)
  • new online programming options Plugged In could add while our physical space remains closed
  • new online performance opportunities
  • giving students a chance to talk about their feelings about the current situation and to connect with their bandmates and friends
  • anything else our Youth Board would like to discuss
We encourage you to join us even if you don’t have specific ideas or agenda items you’d like to address. Sometimes being around friends and a community that loves you is enough.

 

May
2
Sat
Concert Naming and Logo Design @ Plugged In Band Program
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Play a part in coming up with the concert name and graphic for Plugged In’s spring session benefit concert. The graphic will appear on the concert programs, signs, Facebook event, and t-shirts!

Concert Naming and Logo Design
Saturday, May 2, 2020
2:00p – 4:00p
Plugged In
40 Freeman Place.
Needham, MA 02492

This workshop which is open to all current Plugged In students and alumni.

May
8
Fri
Plugged In Open Jam at Needham Parks and Rec @ Rosemary Recreation Complex
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Plugged In Open Jam at Needham Parks and Rec @ Rosemary Recreation Complex

Join us at the Rosemary Recreation Complex for the next Plugged In Open Jam! As always this night will be a fun opportunity to hear music performed by local musicians of all ages.

The performance is open to EVERYONE! Plugged In students, alumni and anyone from the audience/community who would like to perform are welcome. Performances can be full band, solo, or duo.

Friday May 8, 2020
6:30p-9:30p
Rosemary Recreation Complex
178 Rosemary St
Needham, MA 02494