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The MIT Kendall Band Preservation Society

The MIT Kendall Band Preservation Society is an MIT music and engineering student organization that was chartered to restore, document, and maintain the Kendall Band, a musical installation/sculpture at the Kendall T stop created by Paul Matisse, grandson of the painter Henri Matisse. The group shall fix and restore the sculpture, maintain it for the forseeable future, and document the entire restoration process for future members of the group. After the restoration is completed, the KBPS will inspect the installation periodically to make sure it is working properly and will demonstrate to the public its proper use. In addition, KBPS will co-sponsor an annual composition competition with MIT Music and Theater Arts and will premiere the winning piece on the sculpture’s installation anniversary.

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