United Sound

GrJHS Band Program is thrilled to start its second chapter of United Sound this school year.

 

What is United Sound?
United Sound is a school-based instrumental music club for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their typical peers. Dedicated to promoting social involvement through shared ensemble performance experience, United Sound joins students with and without disabilities to learn and perform in the band or orchestra together.

The program is run primarily by an individual school band or orchestra director and a school special education teacher with support from United Sound in the form of specialized training, financial support, and organizational resources. With assistance from student volunteers (Peer Mentors), New Musicians learn to play the instrument of their choice at a personally modified level. Learning first in lesson format and ultimately transitioning to rehearsals with recorded music, the New Musicians learn a piece of music that they will then perform live in concert, once per semester, with their Peer Mentors and a full instrumental support ensemble.

Students who participate in United Sound programs are learning to be musicians. Making music together is a powerful force for learning, growth, friendship and understanding. Music is a language that transcends disability and the relationships formed in this way will truly resonate for all children involved.

www.unitedsound.org

Concerts that will feature United Sound students

Dec 12

Holiday Pops Concert

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
May 08

Players’ Choice Pops Concert

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

United Sound Events

Tue 27

Rehearsal #14

November 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 04

Rehearsal #15

December 4 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 11

Rehearsal #16

December 11 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 12

Holiday Pops Concert

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan 08

Rehearsal #1

January 8, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 15

Rehearsal #2

January 15, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 22

Rehearsal #3

January 22, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 29

Rehearsal #4

January 29, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 05

Rehearsal #5

February 5, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 12

Rehearsal #6

February 12, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm