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Music YoU-FEST 2019

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Thank you to everyone that attended Music YoUFEST 2019! It was such a fun time be together. There were many smiles and special moments shared. What a wonderful day!

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After the event, staff highlights included making music together in workshops. Many people had wonderful and creative ideas! Also, the music performances represented a variety of cultures and traditions. It was beautiful to see how music gathered all parts of the community together.
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Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers! Your support made the day a success. As a result, we cannot say thank you enough.

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Rocking Out with Heart

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When you enter the room, the feeling of community is clear. There are high fives, hugs, and many friendly hellos. Then, everyone chooses their instrument and gets ready to make music.

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A weekly program for teens and young adults, the Music YoUROCK supports building social skills and peer relationships. Participants have opportunities to explore a variety of instruments such as the guitar, drums, piano, and their voice. The program also offers participants opportunities to practice leadership and communication skills.

It’s a place for everyone to belong and make music. Drew, a program participant, says, “I love my group so much. Because it’s my heart. It’s good and helps me.” A sentiment echoed among many of the participants.

Music YoUROCK is eligible for coverage under DDA Respite Care.

Music YoU-FEST 2019: More Than “Just” Music Lessons

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Music YoU-FEST is a free music therapy event that anyone can participate in. It’s for all ages and abilities and will be held at the Northwest Music Hall on Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The four-hour event offers twelve therapeutic workshops where participants can learn how to do things like play a ukulele, write a song, explore new instruments, jam out, or learn how music contributes to mindfulness.

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7 ways to have a magical, musical day in Everett

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This celebration of the power of music and community is a free, inclusive, family-friendly event filled with workshops that lets you learn to play and tap into your musical creativity, no matter what your age or background.

“Music is such a universal language that it doesn’t have to require a lot of extra training or special education,” says Erica Lee, the Music Project’s program administrator. “You literally don’t have to speak the same language to participate in this event.”

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Music Project’s weekly jam session hits therapeutic notes

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There were solos on the box drums. A musical version of follow the leader. And a karaoke sing-along to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n Roll.”

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Welcome to Thursday evening at the Snohomish County Music Project.

A therapeutic group meets weekly at the Northwest Music Hall, inside the Everett Mall. The Music YoU-ROCK program is for teens and young adults with special needs.

“These guys are my life,” said Anthony Moore, 20. “I’m here enjoying it with my friends. The thing I like the most is the band. I have a lot of friends here.”

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Music YoU-ROCK Program in the Tulalip Community

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For one hour, every Monday evening, the Tulalip Youth Council board room is turned into a music studio where a live rock band rehearsal takes place. As you approach the building, you hear the sound of drum patterns increasing and decreasing in pace and volume, accompanied by small fits of laughter. In the middle of the youth council chambers was a small circle of young musicians banging out beats on large paint buckets. The band is so caught up in the moment and exuding so much joy that their smiles become extremely contagious and every four measures somebody ends up making the entire group crack up with just a grin.

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