Wicked Audio donates 500 pairs of headphones to Fender program

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-07-18)

Wicked Audio donates 500 pairs of headphones to Fender program

Wicked Audio, a leading designer and manufacturer of popular, aesthetically appealing headphones, has donated 800 pairs of their most popular headphones: the Reverb, Tours and Chills, to Fender’s Kids Rock Free program. Based in Corona, California at the Fender Museum of Music & Art, Kids Rock Free is a non-profit organization designed to teach children about music in areas where there is no music education program.

Since 1998, Fender has been running the organization and raising money to sponsor the institute. Since its start, more than 12,000 children have gone through the program throughout all of Southern California.

To help Kids Rock Free with their needed program supplies, Wicked Audio has donated 800 pairs of headphones to stay in the classrooms.

“Wicked Audio understands the importance of giving back to the community. Fender is doing a great job with their Kids Rock Free program and we pride ourselves on being a part of that,” said Paul Marshall, VP of Sales, Wicked Audio. “Music education is an important part of children’s learning experiences and we are confident that our donation will help kids have the opportunity to follow their dreams.”

Kids Rock Free typically runs a six week program for children, bringing in new students every two weeks. Originally, the group was only giving guitar and piano lessons and focusing specifically on rock and roll. Over time, Kids Rock Free expanded its scope and began teaching other programs for producing music, theater, and dance. As the school developed, it has always kept its goals of making music fun and educational.

For more information on Wicked Audio and it’s products, visit http://www.wickedheadphones.com

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Empire Brands designs and manufactures aesthetically appealing and visually striking headphones. The company’s current lines include: Wicked Audio, Pure Sound and EarHugger, all of which fuse style and superior sound quality. Empire Brands distributes its products to over 10,000 retail outlets in 6 different countries. Major retailer partners include FYE, Verizon Wireless, Frys Electronics, inMotion, Airport Wireless, Hudson News and Big Lots. For more product information, please visit our website at www.empirebrandsinc.com.

The Fender Center for Music Education is a non-profit center dedicated to the music education of children. The 33,000-square-foot building is located at 365 N. Main Street, in Corona, Calif. Run by the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 corporation, the board is made up of civic leaders, elected officials, and business leaders from the Riverside County and Orange Country regions. The main focus of the Center is to provide music education to children at a no or low cost. Music education has been drastically reduced due to money constraints in the public education system. The Fender Center endeavors to bridge that gap by providing an innovative and caring environment for children to explore the world of music performance. Numerous studies have shown that children, who incorporate music into their education, perform better in math and science by a staggering 30 percent. Additionally, children attain a higher degree of personal confidence and a greater sense of accomplish compared to non-music students.

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