Recently the Huffington Post rounded up the seven scientifically-proven benefits of music. You can read the full article here.
Many of these benefits are echoed by the experience we will offer participating groups, singers, and audience members during the upcoming A Cappella Festival next February!
Improve mood? Check! Singing out, rooting for your favorite group or basking in the mellow tones of Naturally 7 will surely give you a boost!
Healing? We sure hope so! Applying music to the injured soul is known to promote a sense of well-being, AND listening in a crowd of other aca-enthusiasts will restore your faith in community.
Relaxation? You bet! Nothing more fun than either gearing up to compete and singing successfully, or listening to the wonderful tones and smart snark from returning MC Chelsea Woodmansee at the Tower in February.
Music that sticks with you? Of course! With groups from our local high schools to international stars, we’ll have you leaving the Tower humming, singing, skipping and remembering the awesomesauce you heard during the Festival. My blood pressure is lowering just thinking about it!
So please plan to take advantage of this great locally-born festival in Bend, in February! Tickets and more information here.
PS Shhhh! We’ll be announcing our Season of Singing Sale on Thursday, and passes and sing-off entries will be discounted! Please look for our announcement but ACT fast! Sing-off slots and pass seating is limited!
Every day, in most corners of our lives, music plays a role. We hum while we wait for an elevator, hear carols playing in stores, sing with family and friends in groups or informally, or just rock out in the car as we rush from place to place (not that I would ever do that!). Music enhances our moods, emphasizes festivities, evokes either calm or excitement or most importantly builds a sense of community and common ground among listeners and musicians.
Music truly is the first, best language of the heart. It’s poetry on steroids.
So, in this time of thankfulness and family and friends, when we’re all taking a break from the everyday rush to savor, share, and celebrate, I urge you to think about the soundtrack of your life, and add that to the many things you’re thankful for.
As for those of us at the Bend A Cappella Festival, we’re thankful for all of the ways that music plays into our lives, and most especially, for the talented musicians and groups who will be joining us for a wonderful, collaborative, community-building weekend in February.
Tickets are now on sale to hear our Sing-Off on Friday night, February 10, at 7 PM, with High Schools competing in the first half and College & Beyond groups in the second half. Both competitions will net $1200 in prize money for the winners! But beyond that it will be an AWESOME show!
Then on Saturday, February 11 at 7 PM come hear our winners open for Naturally 7, the group from New York who initiated the concept of "Vocal Play," making music just with their voices! Naturally 7 will wow you as no a cappella group has ever before.
So don't miss this great weekend of music! And if you are yourself a musician or want an even more intensive experience, All Access Passes, that will give you access to the performances plus master classes on Saturday taught by members of The Bobs and a Sing-Off Summit and Breakfast on Sunday morning. Come immerse yourself in music and enjoy a wonderful weekend of song!
Bend A Cappella Festival staff