Who were those people rappelling down the fifteen-story Capital Bank Plaza Building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina one sunny Saturday in June? They were part of a daylong public block party that was also a fundraiser for Kidznotes, an El Sistema-inspired music-education program that provides pre-K through 12th-grade students in Durham and Raleigh with instrumental instruction, choir, music theory, orchestra, and band. For the rappelling event, dubbed #NewHeights, more than 60 people asked friends, colleagues, and corporate sponsors to support their physical efforts—to raise enough money to add 50 new kindergarten students in 2019.