Sometimes – the professional story tellers do such a much better job, we think it best to let them tell the story… Here’s what the local newspaper had to say . Composer Leigh Amick VenueThe Boulder Library – Canyon Theater Sold out crowd of 250 friends and family of Meara!
battling critical conditions
Original music - composed and performed just for them
Chase the Music creates
meaningful connections and
impactful shared experiences
"A magic beyond all we do here!”
which human nature cannot do without.
because it can change people.
when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Watch and listen to recent Chase the Music gifts
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.
I first met Destinee at the Colorado Wheelchair Camp. She had been called 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
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 coordinator brings the remaining pieces together.
The tighter the fit, the better the performance. The music created & performed is just for that child. A relationship is built 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’.
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.
What 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. Very quickly we found out that the parents, musicians, song-writers, friends, audiences and others were all touched deeply by these gifts.
Pay it forward
One thing that continues to amaze us is the stories of the children. They aren’t the fragile, isolated, 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.
Performing the music
With all of their hearts
To deliver the power
Of musical love
Comments from friends of Chase the Music
it's absolutely brilliant and beautiful!
music is what kept me going.
to Mitchel and all of us.
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
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
As we adjust programs to the current situation (COVID19), we knew it would be difficult to maintain the standards of impact and personal touch that Chase the Music performances are known for. How could we do that when our performers are ‘on-screen’ vs ‘in-person’. We knew it would be different, but it wasn’t until we