Kid Pan Alley

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Kid Pan Alley is a Rappahannock County based organization that seeks to educate children about playing music. [1]


In January 2011, the group received international attention for a song it helped produced at Woodbrook Elementary School in Albemarle County. [2] Conservative groups complained that a song called about the Occupy movement called "We are part of the 99%" was meant to indoctrinate students.[3] County school officials defended the song. The organization's website notes that song topics are generated and voted on by the schoolchildren and that lyrics also come primarily from the children, with some facilitation by staff members. Kid Pan Alley said that they will encourage future facilitators to actively steer the students away from controversial song subjects.[4]


  1. Web. Kid Pan Alley website, Kid Pan Alley, retrieved January 9, 2012.
  2. Web. School forced to defend Occupy Wall Street song performed by eight-year-olds, Nadia Gilani, The Daily Mail, January 4, 2012, retrieved January 9, 2012.
  3. Web. Media Ignores Fact 'Kid Pan Alley' Led by Leftist Activists, Democratic Donors, Paul Wilson, Newsbusters, January 9, 2012, retrieved January 9, 2012.
  4. Web. Albemarle third-graders' Occupy song draws criticism, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 3, 2012, retrieved January 9, 2012.

External Links

Official site