from Mark Railey, founder and director of Vermont Boychoir, Vermont’s Premiere Music Education Program for Boys ages 6-18:
I wanted you to know about our informational meeting on May 7th at 9:00 at the United Church of Colchester. I hope that you will take a moment to read the information below and forward it to parents of boys who could benefit from a quality music education and choral experience that focuses on the unique needs of boys.
Why is singing in the Vermont Boychoir superior to other activities?
1. Because singing requires the ability to emote a variety of feelings, singing helps your son to care for the emotional needs of others as part of a team effort. Thus, your son will learn to be more caring.
2. Because singing in a choir synchronizes the heartbeats of the choristers, your son will feel that he is part of a family at a deep level and discover he is not alone in the world. Thus, even after your son leaves the home, he will feel he is a part of a larger family.
3. Because singing reduces stress hormones, singing can be an effective mood enhancer that helps to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. Thus, your son will feel better and be healthier.
4. Because people sing in choirs all of their lives, music education gives your son a lifetime of friendships and choral activities. Thus, your son will enjoy a lifetime of skill and talent.
5. Because choir pieces are written in many languages, singing will enhance your son’s verbal intelligence and ability to pronounce words correctly in many languages. Thus, your son will impress employers, cultural leaders, and others with his intelligence and correct pronunciation of words.
6. Because singing is part of every religious tradition, over time your son will become a more spiritually mature person. Thus, your son will enjoy a more fulfilling life.
We invite you to a free informational meeting of the Vermont Boychoir on May 7th at 9:00 AMin the sanctuary of the United Church of Colchester 900 Main St in Colchester. RSVP by calling Mark Railey (802) 8819311 or registering online www.vermontboychoir.org.