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We rehearse every Monday @ 7:00pm at St. Paul’s United Church in Midland (We do take the summer off).

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Can music save your life?

One of the most rewarding things that musicians can experience about their chosen occupation is the positive influence they can have on others. Oftentimes, they put out music and never know where or how it will land on the ears of listeners. Sometimes, though, they hear from fans, “Your music saved my life.”

Music can help us through rough times in our lives. Our relationship with music can go both ways, as a means of expression or as a received message of hope, understanding, guidance or teaching. Music can give purpose. Countless young people and adults have learned discipline, cooperation, and earned respect by learning to play music. Playing in front of others is as big a leap for a shy person as public speaking, and is often the threshold to heightened self-confidence.

Music speaks to us, but is non-judgmental when it does. It is open to our individual interpretation, which may differ from one person to another, even for the musician who originally wrote or performed it. The same music may speak to us differently at different times, depending on our moods or life situation.

Although it is not a topic that comes up in idle conversation, chances are you and nearly everyone you know can recall a time in which music provided a turning point in your emotional life, and influenced a decision that changed your life path. Ask someone close to you if music has ever saved or changed their life. You may be surprised at the response.

—- Uncle Karl – KAFM Community Radio —