Embarrassingly, I admit I know very little about music. My musical background consists of a few violin lessons when I was 10 years old and a semester of playing the recorder in 6th grade. My son and my oldest daughter never showed any interest and my youngest only dabbles (though I keep encouraging her to investigate further).
I often find myself wishing I received more exposure to music during my younger years. Thousands of neurological studies show a direct correlation between music and math, music and higher level thinking and music and emotional stability. So, as a homeschooling parent, I continuously find ways to incorporate a love and appreciation of music even though we are not a musically-inclined family.
For our 29th experience, my daughters and I attended a spectacular performance by the Diva Jazz Orchestra, hosted by Dickinson College.
The Diva Jazz Orchestra features an ensemble of amazingly accomplished female musicians, lead by the über humble and talented drummer, Sherrie Maricle. In 1993, the founder, Stanley Kay, seized an opportunity to create and showcase an all-female, big band orchestra, which celebrates 25 years of making music magic during 2018.
Most impressively, the band’s collective sound highlights every woman’s individual, amazing strength and talent, while creating a fresh and unique collaborative sound and musical experience.
For their 25th anniversary, the band is performing new music, all composed by the unbelievably talented members. Buy their newest CD here!
To learn more, visit www.divajazz.com