My TAKE CHANCES TOUR wrapped up just before the holiday season, and I am so proud and excited to share with you the successes we achieved over the past few months as our team traveled to high schools across Washington, Oregon, and California for nearly 30 performances to support and raise money for arts & music programs.
We provided each school a cost-free, risk-free opportunity to raise money for their performing arts programs with a full-scale, full-band live concert experience on their stage complete with high-tech video sync technology developed and executed by Dalten, plus a FREE educational & inspirational masterclass assembly at each school, presented by our team for the students. With the help of our booking agent & Tour Manager, Riana, we were able to enormously impact thousands of high school students, generate enthusiasm and positive support for our mission from faculty members, parents, and community members alike, and garner countless accolades and acclaim from district superintendents and principals from all over the West Coast.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every school included, and a big special thank you to every student we were able to meet and inspire, who truly showed us what it means to "take chances." Some of our tour highlights + favorite photos are featured on www.deriknelson.com/tour. Please stay connected with me via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ... I'll have more updates coming soon about some of my exciting projects unfurling for 2014!
Much love, Derik
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Thank you to all who participated in #singmeavalentine!!! You guys are amazing, I love all y'all. Here's a snippet of a brand new song... Happy Valentine's Day, and sending you lots of love 😄❤️❤️❤️
#singmeavalentine for @carol_lamartine 😄
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#singmeavalentine for Claire and Ryan on behalf of @allierennie ;)
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#singmeavalentine for @darrensafro
#singmeavalentine For @missrasaja and @dalten ❤️
#singmeavalentine for @clairepan21
Post a pic of a v-day song with the hashtag #SingMeAValentine, i will choose my faves and deliver singing val-o-grams from my Instagram account between 6pm and 7pm PST! ❤️👍