Elena’s Song

  This original piece was performed at Colorado State University as part of the Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance of original compositions for children battling critical conditions. It was written and performed for Elena, a very special young friend!     Elena’s Song Performers Megan Miller – percussion, vocals Allison Waltman – Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist – piano vocals This is Elena’s Song, for Elena, who dances with Disney. Lyrics: Elena’s Song This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality Elena She loves all of the
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Chase the Music into Spring 2017

  The Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance was a collaboration between Colorado State University Music Therapy Department, the CSU Music Therapy Student Associationn, the CSU Rotaract Club and Chase the Music. Performed in the spring of 2017, it involved 9 original pieces, performed by 9 different performing groups, for 9 very special children.   The pieces were: Elena’s Song For Elena, who dances with Disney Megan Miller                          Percussion, vocals Allison Waltman                     Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist                   Piano, vocals   Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Dance For Lucia, the little Lu-bird Susan Bockhoff                       Guitar, vocals George Bockoff                       Guitar
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Summertime Shine

An original composition by Jack Davis, written for the kids of Colorado Wheelchair Camp 2016. About 100 campers, and another 100 staff, friends and family were in attendance for this world premiere. Jack speaks of being outdoors in the great state of Colorado, and enjoying nature. Lyrics: Summertime Shine gots the heat to beat? Somethin to do, some friends to meet.Long days under the shade It’s a colorado summer So lets just feel the sunlight Lets just feel the breeze So do you what you want It’s time to rediscover the Colorado ways    
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Kati – "Kati’s Run"

Kati, 13,  is an amazing little girl who lives with Ataxia Telangiectsia (AT). She has beaten cancer (the AT makes her more vulnerable to cancer). She is a very courageous and strong young lady! This concert for Kati, was a collaboration between Chase the Music, composer Nick Halsey of Cello Expressions, and the Boulder Cello Project (and friends) with venue and production assistance from eTown.   Click below to hear “Kati’s Run” From Kati’s Mom: Kati was diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), a rare neurodegenerative disease, when she was only 2 years old. Then, in June of 2012, Kati was diagnosed
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Ayla and Jayden – Awe and Joy

Awe and Joy, A piece for two special kids – Ayla and Jayden, a brother and sister 8 & 9, who were both born with Spina Bifida. They are the most sweet and caring kids. Ayla is a little quiet, until she gets to know you, and very sweet. Jayden is… all boy. He’s interested in everything and is very outgoing. Awe and Joy, an original composition by Nick Halsey was performed at the Boulder Public Library – Canyon Theater on August 9th at 3pm. The Boulder Cello Project and friends (from the woodwinds, brass and percussion sections) will be
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Chito – “Many Trails”

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189554616″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Chito is a smart, outgoing teenage boy. He is full of personality and loves to be goofy! Chito really enjoys interacting with people of all ages. Chito has Autism and is partially verbal. He uses a Vantage-Lite Augmentative Communication Device or picture exchange system to express his needs and wants. In particular, he is a wonderful teenager who loves music!  Chito has many interests!! He LOVES to jump on a trampoline, bounce on an exercise ball, play in water, play with musical toys, flip through books and magazines, and use several apps on
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Lauren – "Chase the Morning Sun"

Music begins at 1:00. Lauren, of Westminster, Colorado, was diagnosed at the age of 3 with leukemia.  Chase the Morning Sun was premiered for her when she was 5, and still undergoing chemotherapy.   Lauren was too young to understand and yet too strong to let it get her.  She’s bright, sociable, polite and an incredible reader.  After the premiere performance, the band,  Lauren and family enjoyed pizza together.  She made it a point to go to each and every table of performers and thank them.  We love you Lauren!  You are the inspiration for Chase the Music!   Composer:
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Thomas – "Cuttlefish"

Composers MIDI rendition, no live recording available. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189554614″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   From Thomas’ mom: Thomas returned home on a sunny, December day after sledding with friends complaining about a sore side. He had taken a spill flying down the sledding hill and his side ached. A normal afternoon with the normal bumps and bruises after having too much fun, we all thought. But as the days went by and the pain didn’t go away we started considering actually seeing a doctor. Maybe he had torn a muscle or bruised an organ? Christmas came and went and
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