The United Sound National Ensemble, comprised of 98 students from across the U.S. who are involved in their school’s United Sound program, performed at the 25th Annual Music for All National Festival during the Honor Band of America concert on March 12 in Indianapolis.
Music for All is a proud sponsor of United Sound. United Sound operates as a mentorship program that pairs New Musicians (those with special needs) with Peer Mentors to learn to play an instrument of their choice and perform together in concert once a semester. The organization is also dedicated to providing educators with the tools for creating their own United Sound ensembles through training, support, and organizational resources.
The United Sound National Ensemble performed the world premiere of Richard Saucedo’s new composition, “A Celebration for My Three Best Friends,” commissioned in honor of the ensemble and their first performance at the Music for All National Festival.
“The opportunity for United Sound students to perform on the national stage with some of our country’s finest music educators and student musicians is truly an honor, ” said United Sound Founder and Executive Director, Julie Duty. “As we work together to include all children in music, we believe that performances like this are the first step in truly making music for all. “
“Music for All was thrilled to include this ensemble on the National Festival stage,” said James Stephens, Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources. “It was an incredible and memorable experience for performance and audience members alike.”
Music for All is a proud sponsor of United Sound.
Watch the video feature on the United Sound National Ensemble from the Music for All National Festival.