Freshman, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

You guys are great. I feel like you’ve changed kids’ minds at my school, even mine. Rock on! I hope you guys go far.

Senior, Communication and Media Arts High School, Detroit, MI

The concert and music were great. Moreover, the thing that struck me was your concern about the youngsters and their financial situation. How to handle money and make proper use of it. I loved the speech and the energy was great.

Junior, John F Kennedy High School, Taylor, MI

The concert was awesome and so much fun. The talk about credit scores was very useful and I am going to use all of your tips. And please keep doing what you do because a lot of kids can use those tips.

Teacher, Clarenceville Schools, Livonia, MI

The program was amazing! Our students really enjoyed the show and I think they learned quite a bit too. For our seniors, this really enforced the ideas we have been teaching in our personal finance classes. For our juniors, I think it opened their eyes to what is to come. Thanks again!

9th Grader, Warren Woods Tower, Warren, MI

Love your guys music. I think the way you guys can go to different schools in different states and teach them how to start early with saving money to make a life and not to be struggling is amazing and I love it!

12th Grader, Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IA

You guys rock and really changed my mind about how I should save money and not spend and put it in a savings account.

9th Grader, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO

I had a plan for my finance but you guys made me rethink it. Thank you guys so much for coming to Colorado and teaching us about Financial literacy so that we could probably have a better future!! You guys were awesome and I live your music as well!!

7th Grader, Hastings Middle School, Hastings, NE

You guys were so awesome and so good at playing! Everybody at my school is still talking about it after a week.

Mathematics Teacher, Nebraska City High School, Nebraska City, NE

I am a Mathematics Teacher here at Nebraska City High School. This was an awesome presentation. Your message is very valuable, both monetarily and spiritually. Please keep up the hard work. I enjoyed the sound of the band. Thank you. Mr. Girard

6th Grader, Gretna Middle School, Omaha NE

I love your music! I really want you to come back to our school next year. You taught me so much, and I feel like managing my money seems so much easier now that I know more about how it works. Thank you so much!

8th grader, Crosby Middle School, Louisville, KY


I was at your all’s AWESOME concert and liked how you talked about saving money for the future. So far I have saved 10 dollars from my last allowance.

Thank you guys so much!!!

10th grader, Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, Washington MO

Your music is awesome & I really enjoyed the concert. Also, your talk about finances taught me a lot, especially helping me to realize that managing money isn’t as hard as I thought. I even met you all in person, & you are all super cool. ROCK ON!!

9th Grader, Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, Washington MO

You were all so amazing today, and the concert was so enjoyable. I followed you on social media! Not only was your music amazing, but so was your presentation. Some people don’t make them interesting or fun, but this presentation was made very creatively + I will definitely use some of this in the future!! Thank you all for the guitar pic, the poster, the sticker, for letting me and my friends get a picture with you, and for being so friendly!

High School Senior, Palmetto Ridge High School, Naples, Florida

You guys were really amazing. I liked it because you weren’t the typical presenters who come in a suit and tie and lecture you for an hour. You talked to us rather than at us. Plus, your band and the music was definitely something that made it more interesting.

Faculty Member, Nebraska City High School, Nebraska City, NE

I am a faculty member at NCHS and wish I would have had a presentation like this in HS. I’ve learned a lot and I am in better shape now, but it’s certainly no fun when money controls your life. Listened to a few YouTube videos and they were great.

7th Grader, Golden Gate Middle School Naples, Florida

The concert was awesome and so much fun. The talk about credit scores was very useful and I am going to use all of your tips. And please keep doing what you do because a lot of kids can use those tips.

Shari Smith, United Way Volunteer, Asheville Middle School, Asheville, North Carolina

The kids and staff really enjoyed it yesterday. The band is musically, vocally, and interpersonally GREAT. You can really sense the passion that Gooding has in getting this message out to kids early. I wish that information was available to me at an early age, but it’s never to late to get it together. Again, thank you so much!

Senior, Golden Gate High School, Naples, Florida

Awesome concert today, you guys have really helped me out, I’ll be heading to AMDA next year as a freshman and your advice helps so much, keep rockin’ can’t wait to hear you guys again #GoodingRocks.

7th grader, Golden Gate Middle School, Naples, Florida

You guys are really amazing, and I will listen to your music along with talking about funds and savings with my family. Thank you for showing us all about these things that we will need in the future.

Teacher, Little Flower High

I am a teacher at Little Flower High, and I have to say that your music and message are great. I wish I knew this when I was in high school. Going on 30, I am running out of time to save.

Music is so powerful as a carrier of this financial literacy message because it impacts your emotions and your brain in a particular and documented way. We all know this to be true because we have all had the experience of being at a music event and having all our senses open in such a way that our memories of the experience are very vivid years later. This is called “sonic branding” and it is what happens at Gooding’s events and it is exactly why they are so powerful.The involvement of Gooding, and the use of music could enhance many of the financial education and literacy efforts we are involved in – Sacha Millstone, Senior Vice President, Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James