REGISTER for July 22 concert!
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Hi! To sign up for July 22, follow these instructions:


  • Go to: CLICK HERE
  • Login or Create a New Account
  • Click on Activities (in the blue ribbon)
  • In the search box, type in the activity code:  #8135
  • Click Add to Cart and follow the directions from there
  • Please only register 1 person for this event.  You will then be prompted to type how many additional family members will be attending.
  • If you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact Lori Goldman, 303-413-7256 or [email protected]

Julie @ 3:17 pm
Concert Today was magnificent!
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A magical day!

Posted by Julie Marshall on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Julie,  My daughter, Natalya, and I had a fantastic time on Sunday!  We attended an event at the library over a year ago and wanted to participate again.  Natalya immediately recognized Benjamin from the library event.  It was a thrill for her to sit so close and hear him play.     Natalya has a new vocabulary word… “conductor”.   What a great idea to let the kids learn hands-on how to conduct!  I felt the symphony members played as if they were in front of an elite audience dressed in their finest.   They were professional and happy.   I am grateful they spent their Sunday engaging with this beautiful group of families.  Natalya liked trying the bass.  Ah, the dancers!  My favorite moment was at the end during the open dance.  I saw a dancer pick up a young girl and twirl her around.  I told everyone about it at work Monday.   Outstanding!  My daughter liked being so close the dancers.  At a typical event we are usually far away.  She had a permanent grin on her face because we were so close.  Thank you again for putting this event together.  It did not realize how important music and dance was to my daughter until I saw her face at the Sunday event.   Grateful. Sincerely, Amy Miller 


Julie @ 9:09 pm
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Hello! Please follow these directions below to register for the June 18 and/or July 22 Brainsong: No Shushing Concert Events — see posters for details!

·          CLICK HERE to Link to City of Boulder Parks and Rec page then …

·         Login or Create a New Account

·         Click on Activities (in the blue ribbon)

·         In the search box, type in the activity code: June 18th #8134, July 22nd #8135

·         Click “Add to Cart” and follow the directions from there

·         Please only register 1 person for each of these events (please register for both events if you like).  You will then be prompted to type how many additional family members will be attending.

·         If you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact Lori Goldman, 303-413-7256 or Goldman[email protected] .. or Julie Marshall, 720-255-9831 or [email protected]

 July 22 2017 Poster draft

Julie @ 12:57 pm
March 5 BPL Begins its Sensory Friendly Storytimes!!!
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Sensory Friendly Storytimes

Julie @ 2:15 pm
Feb 18 & Feb 19 Two amazing inclusive events!
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Sensory Friendly Concert with The Boulder Philharmonic String Quartet

Date:Saturday, Feb 18 2017
Time: 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Location:Canyon Theater Library:Main Library

The Library Concert Series Presents: The Boulder Philharmonic String Quartet

Join us for this Sensory Friendly performance geared toward children living with autism and their families. This concert will be more brightly-lit and will encourage movement and expression.

Concerts narrated by Benjamin Tarasewicz.

Concert times at 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Admission is free–thanks to the Boulder Library Foundation


Autism Climbs will be holding another FUNdamental Climbing Workshop at ABC Kids!

The whole family is welcome, bring a friend, have fun!
Sunday, Feb. 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (come a bit early to sign waivers and get shoes&harness!)
ABC Kids Climbing
1960 32nd St, Boulder, CO 80301
Please sign up through our website:
Autism Climbs empowers individuals with autism and their families through climbing activities, leadership development, and positive breakthroughs. Explore. Bond.
All climbers must have signed waivers – either online (need to set up account with ABC)
or at the beginning of the event (please come early – any time after 6:00 pm!)
All our volunteers have passed ABC Kids’ belay assessments and are dedicated climbers. Most of them are also educators and therapists who have experience working with kids. Parents who are interested are welcome to learn more about safety, tying in and how to use a climbing gym independently.

ABC Kids Climbing provides every level of difficulty and every level of easiness – there are tall walls (ropes), bouldering areas (low walls over thick mats and no ropes), strength building equipment, and a kids’ area complete with slide and zip-line.

Wear comfy, athletic clothes – closed toe shoes, no dresses/skirts!
Email me any questions!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Julie @ 6:35 pm
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Hi! Our No Shushing 2016 concert events were so successful thanks to all of you!
Let’s keep it going! Donate to Brainsong:
$100 or more, will receive a signed copy of the animal nonfiction book, Making Burros Fly — Cleveland Amory, Animal Rescue Pioneer, By Julie Marshall, Big Earth Publishing. Foreward by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. And a copy of John Fielder’s “Colorado Reflections” picture book, which makes a terrific teacher’s gift!517wkcv5qnl-_sx331_bo1204203200_
$200 or more, you will receive Fielder’s “Best of Colorado” guide to our state trails, restaurants and favorite things to do. And a signed copy of “Making Burros Fly”. And a copy of “Colorado Reflections”!
$300 or more, you will earn a copy of John Fielder’s fantastic large coffee table book, leather-bound, “Ranches of Colorado”  And a signed copy of “Making Burros Fly.” And a copy of “Colorado Reflections” and “Best of Colorado”.
$400 or more — All of the above, plus one book of choice among several titles!)
Again, thank you for who you are, and all you do!!
Your donations will help open more doors and keep the dream alive!
…We are a movement that is all about finding humanity through the arts, and building a better world where our kids can go to every type of professional arts event and feel fully welcomed — as perfectly authentic individuals, and as fully entitled members of our community!
To donate, just click the PayPal button under the “donate” page (listed at the top of this web site). If you have any troubles, reach out to me under “contact” page. And please email me with your amount donated and mailing address!
Our fiscal sponsor will then give you a tax deductible EIN number for your taxes this year! Not one penny goes to salaries or overhead — 100 % goes to our concert events!
Spread the word!
Julie @ 5:47 pm
Denver Post Editorial supports Gentle Nutcracker!
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Hip, hip hooray for the gentle ballet

Julie @ 12:15 pm
Gentle Nutcracker article out today!
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Julie @ 3:45 pm
Nov. 19 Don’t Miss Peter and the Wolf!
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thgtkiu4i6Saturday, November 19, 2 PM and 3:30 PM
Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
No tickets or advance reservations required – first-come, first-served for both performances

A Boulder Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform Peter and the Wolf along with other classical favorites. Performances will be identical.

The performance is free, thanks to the generosity of the Boulder Library Foundation and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

Julie @ 4:33 pm
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Wednesday, November 23, 2 PM
Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder campus

Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra have come together to invite you to our first Sensory Friendly Gentle Nutcracker. We recognize that families like yours — who live with different abilities — feel they cannot attend the Nutcracker — a beloved time-honored tradition in Boulder County.

This is a collaborative effort to promote a welcoming environment, access to the professional arts, and build community. Our overall goal is to make sure no one feels left out, judged or mistreated. We aim to bring the arts to those who are uncomfortable in a typical performance setting.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Gentle Nutcracker

What is a sensory-friendly event?
Expect a quieter and more brightly-lit environment, as well as a welcoming attitude from the performers and other audience members that encourages movement and expression. Though the performance is geared towards families living with autism and other disabilities, this event is open to the entire community.

“Families with members who are differently abled often shy away from performances such asThe Nutcraker – missing the magic of live ballet and orchestral music. The Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra have collaborated in putting together a very special sensory production, called the Gentle Nutcracker, which will be performed at the beautiful Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, located on the CU campus. What an amazing gift for the Boulder community and Colorado’s front range!”  ~ Frances Owens, former First Lady of Colorado

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via PayPal below or by calling 303.449.1343
(11 AM-4 PM Mondays through Fridays, plus other times as available)


Julie @ 4:19 pm