Superb Music Project deserves our support

A few weeks ago I read a couple of Herald articles and letters regarding the Snohomish County Music Project (SCMP) that summarized the benefit concert for Senior Services occurring last March at the Comcast Arena in Everett. The articles inspired me to write about the Music Project organization.

The SCMP should be commended for this special benefit concert. I was at the show and was proud to donate to the cause. The show appeared to be sold out and this benefit brought a smile on every attendees face. The “Beatles” tribute, along with the combined musicians of rock and orchestra, was truly well done. The youth should take notice. The high quality and energy of the show was very impressive and the fact that the benefit raised over $100,000 to help our local senior citizens was proof that the Music Project should be a part of other fund-raising events.

The power of music really is “the draw” to bring folks together for a cause. I’ve read a little bit about the Snohomish County Music Project and their focus on improving lives through music. That’s a good thing. Their support of music education and keeping music in the schools is a must. If only for a moment, a song or an event such as this can take one away from the pain and worry of life in general, then “music” has done its job. It may be the medicine we all need.

I was very pleased to be part of this event and only hope that our local Snohomish County citizens and executives will be supportive of the Snohomish County Music Project in any way they can. I feel that this organization is very important to our community.

Dave Handyside