On Friday, Dec. 5 from 7 - 9:30 p.m., the Northshore Wranglers Program will dim the lights as singers raise their voices in song at the 2014 Music Project Concert.
The event will be held on the Northshore Senior Center stage, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. Entry is free with donations accepted supporting the Northshore Wranglers Special Recreation and Community Inclusion Program.
The Music Project ties the study of music with a singing performance experience to create a unique program that empowers students. Under the tutelage of Bernadette Bascom, the Music Project kindles a spark for self-esteem, pride and creativity and offers students an opportunity to enhance, highlight and share individual talents through music.
Bascom is the creator of the Music Project, which has become a prototype around the country for uplifting and self-esteem-building performances. Bascom has opened for Ray Charles, performed with acts such as Elton John and Stevie Wonder, was the first artist signed to Stevie Wonder’s label Black Bull, and for 15 years was a headliner on the Las Vegas strip. In 2011 she joined the Wranglers Program and began to help individuals with intellectual disabilities find their voices.
Since 1998 the Northshore Wranglers Program has offered activities, advocacy and support for individuals of all ages with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
The Wranglers is a non-profit program of the Northshore Senior Center’s Health & Wellness Department.
All donations received will help support and sustain weekly opportunities, and help ensure a bright future of fun and friendships in Wranglers programming. For the 2014 performance a generous donor has pledged to match donations made up to $1,000.
For more information on the Wranglers Program, visit www.northshorewranglers.org or contact Cole Caplan, program coordinator, at (425) 488-4821.