Texas Music Project, along with a donation from the George A. Robinson IV Foundation, is sponsoring and producing a musical experience for their upcoming SnowBall Express 2012 event to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Dallas, Texas. Snowball Express (SnowballExpress.org) is a non-profit organization that helps children and the families of Americaâ€™s fallen military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.
Snowball Express started in early 2006 with the idea of providing hope and new memories to these children. Since then, thousands of volunteers across America and prominent corporate sponsors such as American Airlines, Oakley, the Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Hewlett-Packard, and others have contributed to these events because it was the right thing to do.
This year, Texas Music Project’s new outreach initiative will support music education to the SnowBall Express children by giving them an opportunity to learn about all aspects of music including every element that goes into a live performance.
For those children who would like to perform, there will be rehearsals with vocal and instrument coaches prior to their debuts. The performers will be coached in stage presence, choreography and much more. For those who are not performers but would like to be involved, there will be a chance to learn how to produce an event with professional instruction on stage design and direction, audio mixing, lighting design, video production, and all of the behind-the-scene activities that make a live event operate.
Texas Music Project has partnered with the Septien Entertainment Group to bring a high-energy musical holiday performance of their young artists for the SnowBall Express group at the conclusion of the talent show.
In addition, Texas Music Project has also partnered with Media Tech, who will video tape the entire performance. Media Tech, an audio/visual/media trade school, will have their students set up multiple cameras at the Majestic Theater for the taping. The Snowball Express children will have the opportunity to work with kids their own ages to learn how the video process works and view a mobile recording studio.
This will be a unique real life glimpse into the amazing world of music.
*Taken from the Texas Music Project Press Release, November 16, 2012