Every year, the event brings together established community members and students to debate the state of arts education in Santa Barbara. This helps with improving future programs, Kenny Slaught says. Other projects include gathering instruments for students who need them, grants for initiative that use Santa Barbara Bowl’s resources, and funding for art students. The organization also promotes a program for children at Cottage Hospital and various in-school and after-school programs. These are mostly available to those affected by the Santa Barbara Bowl concert season. Students are provided free lessons and instruments in the Notes for Notes program. The activities are managed by a big group of volunteers.