The new "Sounds of Change" Music Production Program has the purpose of encouraging students to motivate others through music, exploring how this can help them to succeed, to have a positive impact on their community, and to make positive changes in their lives while inspiring others to do the same. This is a golden opportunity for members to become Boys & Girls Club music stars while building their self-esteem and having fun in the process!
This is the driving question behind the music program. Participating members learn about the power of music and how to write, compose, record, mix and perform their own songs and audio projects in a studio setting. After working through progressive stages of development using high-quality music software and equipment, members from 9-18 years old will be given the opportunity to perform and share their creations for others to enjoy.
The program curriculum is delivered through six stages of interactive and hands-on learning spread over ten weeks:
Listen to an inspiring song made as part of this exciting new program - "Be Great" Lyric Video
This summer teens participating in the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at the Teen Center in Belle Glade, Florida, were challenged with the driving question “How can you inspire others through the creation of original music from inception to completion?” The teens were asked to produce an original song, complete with a music video, which would address the very prevalent issue of bullying in school.
The project titled “Ain’t No Bullies ‘Round Here” presented the opportunity for Boys & Girls Club teens to immerse themselves in music video production by writing a song with original lyrics, producing a melody for the lyrics, choreographing a video for the song, and finally, editing it all together to create a music video. Participants exercised creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication in order to tackle the very relevant issue of bullying, both online and in life. Please take a moment to view their phenomenal final product!
Watch the video here!