This year Epiphone and national nonprofit Little Kids Rock® announced that throughout 2017, they will work together in a special initiative to bring 10,000 new Epiphone guitars to public school music programs around the United States.  And this week, longtime Epi artist and archtop devotee Nick Colionne (standing towards the back in the fantastic hat) lent a hand at the launch of the "Music Expanded" initiative for the Chicago Public School system. So far, Little Kids Rock has helped donate over 5,000 instruments to 150 schools in the Chicago area.  The "Music Expanded" initiative will bring Modern Band music education to 100,000 Chicago Public School students by 2020. And there are lots more events coming soon all around the USA.  Thanks to Little Kids Rock and Nick for supporting this incredible initiative this year. Visit the Little Kids Rock & Epiphone website for more info, videos, and special events near you and read our classic interview with Nick.