|Issue 1&2/Volume 7
February 1st, 2015
News & Notes is the monthly newsletter from Note-Able Music Therapy Services. Here is your chance to catch up with the band, check out upcoming events, find out how music therapy is impacting our community and the world, and much more. You can also keep up with us by checking out our website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
This is our first newsletter of 2015, and as usual we have lots of exciting things planned for the coming year. We also have one sad change to announce, which is that our program coordinator Sara will be leaving us (see her note below). Sara has been a fantastic addition to the NMTS team. She has made a big impact on so many lives, and we are truly sad to see her go.
I am in the process of searching for a music therapist to fill Sara’s shoes – which will be a challenge! In the meantime, our programming will continue with as few interruptions as possible. And we are happy that Sara will continue to implement our contracts with Renown Children’s Hospital and Northern Nevada Medical Center until we find a new therapist.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, I hope to see you at our Note-Able Evening of Romance on February 7th!!!
Dear NMTS family –
As some of you already know, I have recently accepted a position with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic and will be leaving my position with NMTS at
I want you all to know that I am truly leaving here with mixed emotions; happy about my new career opportunity, but sad to be leaving such a great organization where I have met so many wonderful people. My life has been greatly enriched by the kindness and encouragement so many of you have shown to me. I will always be grateful for the many friends I have made along the way and the wonderful memories I take with me. I can only hope that my new job will give me such rewarding experiences and supportive friends.
Thank you so much for making my three and a half years at NMTS truly enjoyable. My very best wishes for the future go out to each and every one of you.
A Note-Able Evening of Romance: Masquerade Ball
February 7th 2015 / 7:30 p.m. / Reno Ballroom
The 11th annual Note-Able Evening of Romance will be a spectacular evening of music, dancing, champagne, desserts, and hors d’ oeuvres. There will be plenty of live and silent auction items to tempt you, and of course, masquerade masks and formal wear. A Note-Able Evening of Romance will be a memorable night filled with delights around every corner. It is the perfect gift to share with your special someone, friends and family. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door and only $400 for a table of ten. You can purchase them online, in person or via phone (775.324.5521).
What would the Evening of Romance be without the fabulous sounds of the Reno Jazz Orchestra? Joining us for the 11th year in a row, the RJO is made up of some of the best and most respected jazz musicians in northern Nevada. The band has been enthralling audiences in the Truckee Meadows for more than 15 years and is made up of many musicians who once played in the heyday of Reno’s big name entertainment years. We’re so happy that they will be joining us again with jazz standards, big band favorites, and a few funk numbers to mix things up!
We are excited that Jackie Landrum will be joining us for the first time. Jackie has been singing professionally since she was 14 and has created a unique style of soul, jazz and blues. She has released two CDs and has also performed with the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Tony Orlando and headlined at casino gigs and concerts throughout California and Nevada, all to highest acclaim. With an enthusiastic audience following, Jackie was honored with the award “Best of Tahoe, Female Vocalist” from 1996-2000 and again in 2002.
Also joining us for the first time, The Ballroom of Reno is the first and only non-profit Ballroom dance school in northern Nevada. Dancers from The Ballroom of Reno will be performing several numbers throughout the evening and will also be out on the dance floor demonstrating moves to get everyone up and moving! The Ballroom of Reno recognizes that dance has something to offer everyone, and strive to prove it by getting all of northern Nevada moving their bodies and experiencing the difference dance can make.
One of the questions we get asked each year is if The Note-Ables will be performing at the Evening of Romance, and the answer is…of course! The mission of The Note-Ables performing group is to change the face of disability in our community through music. This event is the perfect way to further that mission. It also supports the NMTS values of inclusion and community connections. They are working on several new numbers that are guaranteed to bring down the house!
January Thank yous
Thank you to –
Anna Zucker and Renown Children’s Hospital for inviting us to be part of the Children’s Miracle Network radiothon.
Advisory board member Joe Macaluso for his generous challenge to the board of directors, which more than tripled the board’s donation to the NMTS Endowment Fund!
And as always, thank you to our program volunteers –
The Basement Sessions
Endowment Founding Circle
One of our proudest accomplishments has been to establish an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. The fund was set up to guarantee that inclusive music programs and music therapy services will be available in our community for many years to come. There are many ways to contribute to the endowment – monthly giving, donations in honor or memory of a loved one, stocks, insurance gifts, and of course legacy gifts and bequests. Please click here to learn more about how you too can contribute to the legacy of NMTS.
Founding Circle Members
The Advisory Board of Note-Able Music Therapy Services
Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Founding Circle…Ms. Heidemarie Rochlin!
Music Therapy in the News
Music therapy may bring troubled families together
For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.
In a small trial, music therapy had a positive effect on both verbal and nonverbal communication between emotionally neglected children and their parents. Parents participating in music therapy also perceived their children as less stressful. (Click here for the rest of the article.)
In this issue
A Note-Able Evening of Romance
Endowment Fund Founding Circle
Music Therapy in the News
Board of Directors
Ellie Van Winkle (President)
Mary Lee Fulkerson
“Works of Art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
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