The holiday season has certainly flown by, and with that comes the beginnings of a new year. All of us at The Angel Band Project are looking forward to what lies ahead in 2015. Looking back at the past 12 months, we couldn’t be more grateful for our supporters who are keeping our mission alive. We wouldn’t be able to exist without you, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We couldn’t let 2014 go, however, without discussing something that we hope to continue for many years to come: One Voice Virtual Choir. If you were not able to attend this event in St. Louis in November, let us first start by explaining what a virtual choir is. Through the magic of technology we have been able to reach out to victims and advocates of sexual and domestic violence all across the nation. Each participant was paired with a music therapist and taught the song “One Voice,” a Wailin’ Jennie’s original. We provided a safe and comfortable environment for them to record their song and then compiled each recording, creating a “virtual” choir. This virtual choir was also accompanied by a live choir, which brought each and every survivor and advocate together, no matter where they were from.
It would be impossible to accurately describe the impact this night had on all of us. The strength, power and courage brought to the choir were inspirational to say the least. Watching these survivors come together to support one another was truly a sight to see. Our hope is to further grow this program and have participants from every state and every nation in the world. Someone becomes a victim of sexual assault every 2 minuets in the U.S. and it is up to us to raise awareness and break the silence surrounding this issue. We must create an environment where survivors feel safe and protected. Through our virtual choir we can bring together a community of survivors so they know they are never alone.
If you would like to donate to One Voice Virtual Choir 2015, please visit Power2Give.org. Your gift will be matched 33 cents to the dollar now through February 15. Every donation helps and is tax deductible.
Thank you for your constant support and dedication to The Angel Band Project. We hope to see you all in 2015.