Hi, all, here are some photos …followed by a snippet of some comments from musicians, performers, volunteers and families:
“Thanks for having me play music for such a wonderful event! It was great to see the kids get up and play the vibraphone and make music.
As a performer, it is an amazing feeling to make a real connection with your audience. I loved that the kids were open to trying some new things. And I have to say, the parents were so cute-they all took a turn playing the harp too!
Thanks for including me in this event. Pam Eldridge, harp
Thank you for organizing such a great event and for including me!
DeniseWe didn’t take in the early part of the day, arriving around 2 PM. It was pleasant atmosphere and a good opportunity for parents to meet and swap info while kids had fun. My daughter at 26 was older than most, but enjoyed the dance company and seeing her friends — and the food!. What ever more publicity you do on event needs to give proper recognition to EXPAND role in hosting at EBRC, and a very appreciative thank you to Lori Goldman in particular.
We have moved the concert to a new location: (AND HAVE 75 MORE SPOTS TO FILL NOW!)
East Boulder Community Center
- Address: 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80305
- Phone: (303) 441-4400
Everything else stays the same!! Still see your smiling faces this Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Please enter through the open doors to the right of the main entrance, marked as the Senior Center. We will be in the main ballroom, which is a beautiful super large space, with lots of windows and an open door patio with amazing views! So plenty of light and fresh air — and your kids can come and go as needed.
- We also have the flexibility to go outdoors if needed, and there is an awesome playground there, too!
Nothing else has changed! I am so sorry to do this last minute, but we had to do this for several reasons. On the positive side, no fighting with hikers and tourists for parking, woohoo! And lots of handicapped spots!
I can’t wait!! … Julie
Anyone living with disabilities can contact me to take one of 75 new open spots!! 720-255-9831 or [email protected]
… Also FYI, if you want to make it a bigger day, their kid “leisure” pool at the rec center down the hall is open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. FYI, it’s pretty cool, Adults for swim are $7/kids ages 3-18 are $4.50. Nice hot tub.
Hi everyone, I am so happy, and sad to say for new families, that we are officially at capacity for Brainsong: the Liberation Concert! We are forced to limit to 100 per park permit. And we only have enough food for 100. But… I am hoping this is not the last concert, as we have musicians who were out of town and really want to do this next summer — so please think of us again!
To our wonderful donors and sponsors: We will make a poster with logos to post on the tents on the day of the event! We will share your generosity then! We can’t post it around town now, because we are already full! Wow!
Let me put them up here, actually!
Hello! And Welcome! To Register for Our Liberation Concert (we still have about 20 spots left), simply:
Send me your:
Name, address, phone, email, number attending, how you heard of us
To: Me, Julie Marshall, text or call 720-255-9831 or: [email protected]
I can’t wait to meet you!
The Denver Post Article, Our Liberation Concert!, June 21, 2105: Please see Mother of autistic girl organizes concert open to all on Page 3B of Sunday, June 21, 2015 issue of The Denver Post or Post article Father’s Day
COMMENTS FROM FAMILIES ATTENDING:
I just read with glee the article in the Denver Post about the upcoming interactive concert for and with children with autism. We would love to register our daughter and ourselves…
Raising a now 24 year old daughter through the early years of the meteoric rise in ASD, we have experienced the discrimination that, in the early years, was born of ignorance, but is now a result, I believe, of selfishness. Being recipients of the stink eye through many Barney performances, circuses, and other events, it warms my heart to see that Holly may have the opportunity to joyfully and without recrimation experience music.
Please let us know how to register, or please accept this as our registration for 3.
Jim, Sherry, and Holly of Centennial
Again, thanks for making my Father’s Day morning.
How my heart leapt for joy when I saw the info for your libration concert. I love, love, LOVE everything about it. In fact, the requirements of “no compliance, no shushing, etc.” brought tears to me eyes- how did you no that’s how my 8 year old daughter has to experience the world. What an awesome day to live as “liberated individuals!”
We cannot wait to attend and will be looking for the registration to open soon!!
Thank you for creating such a wonderful day for some very special people!
Jen of Arvada
Thank you so much and we are so looking forward to it. My boys love music.
Maria of Thornton
SUNDAY JULY 19, 2015 @ CHAUTAUQUA LAWN
BRAINSONG: OUR LIBERATION CONCERT
Interactive Performing Arts Event for Kids
And Families Living with Disabilities
Sponsors: Awesome Boulder Foundation and Association for Community Living (ACL). Volunteers: ACL, EXPAND – City of Boulder; Imagine Behavioral Health Services (IBHS); Project Yes. Donating partners: Noodles & Co.; Boulder Tent Rentals, JAX Mercantile, Costco, Eldorado Springs Water
Under the Tent
9th and Baseline Road
Music & Stories
Jeff & Paige
Lunch by Noodles & Co. 12:30
Drumming Circle Nancy Braun-Curnes 1:30 p.m.
Dance in the grass
Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Gymnastics & Dance Airborne Gymnastics
Giant Bubbles & Song Columbine & Company
And YES to:
2. making noise
4. expressing joy — because Awesome-ism doesn’t follow the rules
LIMITED TO 100
send me your name, address, email, phone, number attending and how you heard of us!
To: Julie Marshall
Call 720-255-9831 (or text)
Hello Everybody! Matthew Shugert, our own Ryan Elementary School student teacher came last week to show our kiddos the clarinet and saxophone. They felt the instrument’s sound in their eyes, on their hands and in their hearts (hope that’s not too cheesy). He was so terrific. They were really into it. Lots of smiles all around, singing and dancing. PS I am trying to upload video shortly on the MEDIA page. Please check back. Julie
Dear Friends and Supporters: Professional musician Rick Weingarten performed for our kids on the Vibraphone today! He was amazing. The kids each got a chance to play this vibrant instrument, dance, sing and move to the beat. We did the hokey pokey, “she’ll be comin’ round the mountain” and even the Parisian Can Can. It was all we could hope for. The kids helped each other join in, especially the shy ones. They asked for more, they interacted with each other and socialized in complete uninhibited joy. We are so grateful to Rick for kicking off the new season of Brainsong with our ACL gift/grant. I would post video, and we have plenty, but we still need parents to sign permissions to release photos of their smiling faces. It will come soon, I promise! Next week: the Harp with Pam Eldridge!