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South Bay Music Connection

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our mission is to support and provide young musicians with the a place to showcase their talent and hard work. The goal is to create events and venues with a professional stage, PA system and sound engineers. As we get our funding we will eventually be looking to purchase musical instruments and amps to be able to provide a complete backline.

Results: South Bay Music Connection has created and promoted youth music events throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles areas. Our first event was Summer's Fest in Manhattan Beach. Four local teen bands played and we partnered with Mira Costa End Epilepsy and had a silent auction to raise money for that charity. We have partnered with the City of Manhattan Beach on their 9-week summer concert series-Concerts in the Park. We created a youth program to have youth bands open for the headliners in 2018 & 2019. It is now is a permanent program with the city. We also partnered with the City of Manhattan Beach on a youth music festival, Stomping Grounds. 13 youth bands played at the all-day festival on July 20, 2019. We have twice partnered with the Redondo Beach police department on a community outreach youth Battle of the Bands. We helped create and organize the event as well as run the back stage coordinating the youth bands. South Bay Music Connection is now a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. With help from the community and local businesses we hope to continue providing young musicians with the opportunity of a life time!

Target demographics: Youth musicians

Geographic areas served: South Bay Los Angeles and Los Angeles

Programs: Professional setting to showcase youth musicians.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kimberly and the South Bay Music Connection events now for the past few years. The community response to her teen music events has been overwhelming. The interest continues to grow via work of mouth. She gets more new teen bands reaching out to her regularly which allows for great diversity in the performances. She does a great job bringing the bands together to play in local venues to hone their skills and to meet other bands in the area. With her non-profit status she can now provide better locations, instruments for the back line, and most importantly advertising to keep the music playing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

South Bay Music Connection has created so many great opportunities for young musicians to perform in a professional environment. My son plays in a rock band and thanks to SBMC his band has been able to perform locally and connect with other youth musicians. It has increased his love and enjoyment of music, which has been such a positive outlet for him. We love South Bay Music Connection

Donor

Rating: 5

We give to South Bay Music Connection. Though the opportunities that SBMC provides, my daughter and her almost-all-female bandmates are crafting their skills in real-world performance settings. It is events like these that support youth musicians and help them develop and grow, both on and off the stage.

Kelly M.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kimberly and South Bay Music Connection have such a passion and dedication to working with young and aspiring musicians in the community. My daughter has been involved in numerous events and has had such an amazing time participating with all of the other kids. It is a great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a music lover but unfortunately instrument challenged this is a wonderful way for the kids to nurture and showcase their musical abilities. It allows them to learn how to adapt and deal with others ie: staff, crew and audiences. South Bay Music Connection also gives kids that are just starting out the time to grow their courage and abilities thru the audition process and then performing. SBMC has puts on several entertaining music events around the area that were well attended and gave musicians and non musicians an outlet to grow and view upcoming artists. This will be a program I continue donate too.

Sharon H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

South Bay Music Connection has allowed youth bands to have the opportunity to play at various venues in the South Bay. Helping these bands expand their musicality, performance experience and confidence. Our son’s band, Behind Schedule has grown tremendously while having fun and bringing the joy of music and youthful energy and creativity to the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kimberly works tirelessly to book and promote local teen bands. The venues for teen bands to play at are few and far between around here-Kimberly and South Bay Music Connection are working hard to find places for teen bands to practice playing the music they love while providing family friendly entertainment. This is a win-win. Please consider donating to this cause.

Louis Lee I.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Kimberly Koffler and Teen Music has done a lot for the community, the youth and our organization, Eubanks Conservatory of Music and Arts, Inc. Several months ago, she contacted us inquiring if we had some musician students that would be interested in performing at one of her events. A few of our students auditioned, passed and performed at her event. It was a lot of fun and professionally organized. The event was outstanding!

We offer all styles and levels of music instrumentation instruction and for a very competitive price! We are also an I.R.S. Non-Profit Charitable Organization.
Please, visit our website at: the-ecma.com

Jeff N.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kim does a great job creating opportunities for local musicians. My son's band, The DropOffs are deeply indebted to her for all of her efforts.

Board Member

Rating: 5

South Bay Music Connection is a great vehicle for the young musicians. We provide a stage and sound that allow these fantastic youth musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent in a professional setting.