By Dr. Anne Cleary, OtHA Board Member and CSU Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Now more than ever it is important to be involved in your local community.
We live in polarizing times, amplified by social media and the constant flood of digital news. Bettering the world starts right here at home, locally, by connecting with real people in real ways. A great way to do this is to get involved. Do you find joy in music? Do you enjoy helping others? At Off the Hook Arts, it is our vision to put an instrument and lessons into the hands of every child who has an interest in learning how to play music, regardless of their means. You can get involved in this vision along with us.
Would you consider sponsoring a child in our Chamber Music Academy? You could really make an enormous difference in the life of one person this way. You might literally change the course of a young person’s life.
You can start by joining us for our Chamber Music Academy end-of-semester concert on December 13th at 4:30pm at Ridgeview School to see for yourself what our students this semester have accomplished through their training. Students participating in the Chamber Music Academy receive free or low cost music lessons, and perform in a concert at the end of each semester that is free and open to the public.
You could also join our cause by participating in any of our many musical events. Purchasing tickets and attending any of our events gets you involved. It gets you not only to experience the joy of live musical performances in person, but it also connects you with others in your local community. And, proceeds go to our organization and its broader goals of getting musical training to reach more children in our community, which means that you are giving back to your local community as well by attending these fantastic performances. Off the Hook Arts calendar and tickets.
Making even a small donation connects you to these broader goals. Every little contribution matters. This includes your time as well. If you are interested in volunteering at Off the Hook Arts, send us an email at: [email protected]. You will join a fantastic group of like-minded volunteers!
This holiday season, consider joining us in our dream to put a musical instrument and training into the hands of every interested child. We need YOU to make this dream a reality.