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Review for Music Makes Music, Salt Lake Cty, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to attend a MMM assembly at a local Middle School. The concert was absolutely incredible. Going Second, turned the Middle School auditorium into a full-blown rock concert complete with lights and effects.

The band, Going Second, really works their magic by engaging with the students and speaking honestly about the challenges they face; peer pressure, drugs, bullying, loneliness. The band members can easily relate to the students and encourage them through their music. Following the concert, band members met with a music class and talked with a smaller group of students. They answered student's questions about pursuing music, staying in school and finding ways to support each other.

I've read letters and comments from students and faculty who participated in a MMM concert assembly. The reported outcomes are fantastic; 68% of teenagers claimed that they are less likely to get involved with drugs compared to before the MMM assembly, and 47% of students agreed that MMM helped them realize how important a good education is. Teens are facing serious challenges today. In Utah, we have one of the highest rates of teen suicide. This program positively impacts teens by motivating and inspiring them to live drug free, get involved with music and stay in school. I'm proud to be a volunteer board member for MMM.

Role:  Board Member