While our music scene is full of great musicians to discover, our city is also full of fantastic nonprofits dedicated to helping children foster a love of music. One of those great nonprofits is Attendance Records, an organization founded in 2011. Dedicated to connecting students and teachers with local musicians, artists, and writers in the community, the aim of Attendance Records is to give students the confidence to discover what makes them unique through writing music.

To spread the word about what this great organization is doing, Attendance Records will be holding an event to celebrate the release of their fifth student made album titled Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day, written by 8th grade students at Kealing Middle School and the 17 local bands who helped the children bring their music to life. The release party will be taking place at the Sekrit Theatre on Perry Road on June 16th at 7 pm.

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Written and recorded throughout the school year, each record that is released is a collaborative effort. Some of the groups that are performing at the event are Molly Burch, P-Tek, and A Giant Dog.

While Austin events are never complete without music, there will also be other activities at the release party including readings by many of the students and a drawing table that will feature Instagram-style student drawings in the same style as the Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day cover. The pictures will be an illustration of what a good day means to each student, along with a description of the picture. In addition, there will also be an appearance by Typewriter Rodeo, a local group who write poems on the spot using vintage typewriters.

Students from Kealing Middle School who participated in an Attendance Records course. Photo via Facebook.

Students from Kealing Middle School who participated in an Attendance Records course. Photo via Facebook.

Attendance Records t-shirts along with all past albums will also be on sale, with all proceeds going towards the next Attendance Records program. Food will be provided by JuiceLand, Texas Music Water, Pueblo Viejo, and others. A donation of $8-$10 dollars is suggested upon entry.

For a preview of the upcoming album, check out the pre-release tracks below.

Don’t Let Your Crown Slip for Nobody by Molly BurchGame Time by Basketball Shorts



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