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Singing twins to perform on Ocracoke, promote music in schools

Twins Adrian and Julian Woodrow form the band

Twins Adrian and Julian Woodrow form the duo “Take 2,” and will perform Tuesday night at 7 in the Ocracoke School gym. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school. Photo courtesy of Take 2.

Take 2, identical-twin singer-songwriters Adrian and Julian Woodrow touring North Carolina’s Coastal schools, will perform at the Ocracoke School gym tomorrow night (Nov. 10) at 7.

Local students will perform opening acts, and parents and community members are invited to attend. Admission is $5 and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Ocracoke School.

Earlier in the day, Take 2 will do motivational talks and a mini-concert for the students.

Doors for the public concert open at 6 p.m. and attendees will receive free posters.

Their song “Friends” is popular now, said their father Gordon Woodrow.

The twins also will perform in Hatteras and in Columbia, Tyrell County, this week he said.

The 18-year twins live in Southern Vermont and graduated from high school this year.

As teenagers, they taught themselves to play the ukulele, guitar and piano. Schools started asking them to play live.

After seeing how underfunded and forgotten the local music programs were, the twins started performing at schools to inspire other students to enjoy and create music.

They toured 44 schools in the spring semester and had so much fun that they’ve decided to chase their biggest dream– to tour in every major city in the United States.

Hence, the “Dream BIG Tour” was launched last month where they give daytime concerts in schools and share their experiences in the music business with kids of all ages,  singing original tracks from their debut album and getting everyone dancing to popular cover songs,

They also share stories about how they got started singing and songwriting, and explain how they generated over 2.6 million hits on YouTube.

The duo have competed on The Voice and X-Factor and tell humorous backstage stories about what it was like to go through those competitions and perform in front of 4,000 people.

Some proceeds from every concert are used to cover travel expenses so that Take 2 can give free concerts in under-served schools where there’s often inadequate funding for arts and music programs.

School districts across the nation are dropping music and art curriculum because of budget cuts, yet our students are living in a world where creativity and innovation will drive the economic advancement of our nation.

Take 2 has partnered with PeerSpring, a youth social innovation platform, to raise money for music education.

All donations make it possible for Take 2 to offer free music programming for schools by directly supporting program expenses.  That website is https://www.peerspring.com/project/follow-your-dreams/

Visit Take 2’s website at www.take2official.com.

Singing twins Adrian and Julian Woodrow during one of their school performances. Photos courtesy of Take 2.

Singing twins Adrian and Julian Woodrow during one of their school performances. Photos courtesy of Take 2.

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