This year’s Waterfront Blues Festival will again welcome the United by Music North America Band. They will perform July 4 at 2:15p on The Front Porch Stage, July 1-4 from 11-1 at Hotel Rose, and on the July 3 “Sail on Sister” DME Blues Cruise.
The UBMNA Band is part of the international performance-based United by Music North America program offering the opportunity for exceptional musicians with intellectual challenges and developmental delays, such as autism, to be selected as UBMNA Artists and coached by UBMNA Mentors to expand their musical talent and learn how to perform as a professional band.
As producing director and co-founder Amanda Gresham explains; “through the equalizing power of music and mentorship provided by the UBMNA program, the artists transcend their challenges, feel worthy, identify as successful, achieve goals, make friends, and know they are valuable and as a result lives are enhanced and transformed daily.” President and co-founder Barbara Hammerman adds that “in North America, the core of our model is collaboration with other similarly-missioned groups to develop opportunities in performance.”
Please contact co-founders Barbara Hammerman and Amanda Gresham at 253.225.7655 or visit their website at www.UBMNA.org for their complete story and information on how you or someone you know can become part of the United by Music North America family. You may also view their entire roster of UBMNA artists, mentors, and details on open mic auditions and upcoming performances.
The artists of UBMNA invite you to visit with them, along with their presenting sponsor, in the The Delta Music Experience Louisiana Pavilion and learn more about the band and the program.