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We create and perform original musical gifts for children battling critical conditions

Music with feeling

Music for healing

Bringing love, hope, strength and joy to children who need it most, with music written and performed just for them! That’s what we do.

We have learned is that the shared experience of a Chase the Music gift is so much more than we could have imagined. 

Originally, the gift was just for the child. Quickly we found out that the parents, musicians, song-writers, friends, audiences and others were all touched deeply by these gifts.

Pay it forward

The stories of the children continue to amaze us. They aren’t fragile, isolated, nor feeling sorry for themselves. These kids, with whatever horrific thing they are battling, are out there – living life to the fullest. They want their music to help others. A Chase the Music gift lives on forever.

Chase the Music Puzzle with Photos

How does it work?

Or... Putting together the puzzle.

A Chase the Music gift is a lot like putting together a puzzle. There are number of pieces necessary for a production. The gift can start with ANY of the pieces. Once started the Chase the Music orchestrator brings the remaining pieces together.

The tighter the fit, the better the performance. The music created & performed is just for that child. We build a relationship between the music creators and the child to make the music truly meaningful.

The venue can be anything from the child’s bedside at the hospital, their home, their school, outdoors, an auditorium, wherever is right.

An appropriate audience is built, filling the venue with family, and friends.

Love and magic is added to ensure a truly memorable experience. Simple things like programs, flowers for the mom and grandma, bringing the child on stage with a baton so that they can conduct, pizza with the band, etc. A little something to take the performance ‘over the top’.

Our WHY!

"To give children
battling critical conditions
hope, strength, love, and joy
through the power of music "

Clark Hodge
Founder & Executive Director
Andrew and Anne
Anne and Andrew Chase the Music!

Kind words from friends

Watch and listen to recent Chase the Music gifts

Meara

Three Reels for Meara

Little Meara battles severe epilepsy. She is at risk for SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) since she has seizures while sleeping. The local newspaper, the Boulder Daily Camera, had this to say about the premiere for Meara. Composer Leigh Amick     Performing GroupThe Boulder Suzuki Strings VenueThe Boulder Library – Canyon Theater Sold out

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Jack

Jack Knight – Ataraxia

Jack Knight – Ataraxia Chase the Music provided our friend Jack Knight, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy with a piece, “Ataraxia”. Ataraxia means peace and tranquility. Well Jack is not a quiet and calm young man. But, he is at peace with his situation, and looks to inspire others. We hope his song does too.

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Destinee

Destinee – Little Baby Jesus

I first met Destinee at the Colorado Wheelchair Camp. They had called her to the front to receive an award. Destinee was taking longer than most to come forward. Imagine a gym floor full of kids in wheelchairs, all wanting to be close to their friends at the end of their week-long camp. As Destinee

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Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions love, hope, strength and joy. 

We do this with original music – composed and performed just for them.

An incredible shared experience for everyone.

Recent Blog Posts

Making Mistakes (BIG!)

This is the first post on the Chase the Music website by a guest blogger. Ardelle Glaeser discovered Chase the Music and was kind and generous enough to write just for us! She was inspired from our conversation – taking into consideration what happens when an artist makes a mistake. We love the human side

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Case Statement

Our Case Statement tells our story We’ve created a new document that helps to explain what, how and why Chase the Music does what we do. Click the document to open it full-screen. Download (right-click, save as) our print-ready case statement for highest resolution.

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Advisors

Medley of Advisors program added

Chase the Music has added a program of advisors to the organization. The program “Medley of Advisors” is a group of professionals that have offered to provide their expertise to further Chase the Music efforts. We’re excited to work with these folks and want to best utilize their efforts. Many non-profits have ‘advisory boards’ but

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