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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in BOBFest, Slider, Teen, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

The Bands of BOBFest 2013

The Bands of BOBFest 2013

Are you ready for BOBFest 2013? Featuring eight bands from various parts of the Inland Northwest, BOBFest 2013 is sure to be a day to remember. From Country to Rock many exciting and classic genres will be showcased but only one band will take home the title of top band. Check out some of the Bands below and be sure to be there Saturday, June 15, 2013, Clock Tower, Riverfront Park, Noon – 6pm. Acuff and Sherfey Genre: High-Flying Country Rooted Acoustic Favorite Quote: “Success is earned never given” Acuff and Sherfey are a High-Flying Acoustic Country duo that have become local favorites. Justin is the reigning U.S. NW Jr. Picking Champion and placed 2nd in the overall U.S. Northwest regional Fiddle Championship Division. Colby specializes in lead vocals and both Colby & Justin are multi-instrumentalist. Together their musicianship and harmonies have created a unique quality that has sparked national recognition and created a true partnership in music. Their music is Country rooted with hot instrumentals, originality and “True entertainment...

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Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in BOBFest, Slider, Teen, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

The Benefits of Music Lessons

The Benefits of Music Lessons

Music Lessons Increase Your Intelligence Many scientific studies have been done which conclusively show that students who play a musical instrument get better grades and have better test scores than those who don’t.  Recent studies have even shown that music training actually increases IQ, enables children to start reading at a younger age, and helps older adults to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia by strengthening the memory. Problem Solvers – Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations, according to the Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills.- Rhythm seen as key to music’s evolutionary role in human intellectual development, Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills, 2000. Higher SAT Scores — Students with experience in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT than students with no music education: 53 points higher on the verbal and 39 points higher on the math for music performance; 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in BOBFest, Social Responsibility, Teen, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development | 1 comment

These Teens got Talent

Anticipation is mounting for Spokane’s young musicians to show off their skills at the 15th Annual Battle of the Bands Festival June 16 from Noon – 6:30pm in spacious Riverfront Park. The park’s clock tower marks the location where bright lights will saturate an acoustic platform on which bands will compete to earn the crowd’s favor.   The Chase Youth Foundation, Hoffman Music, Silhouette Lighting, and Amplified Wax have all partnered with the YMCA of the Inland Northwest to ensure BOBfest 2012 is a success. Twelve bands will vocalize a musical scrapbook where hours upon hours of practicing and writing lyrics will culminate in 15 minutes of fame in the heart of downtown Spokane.   “We want to give our youth an artistic forum to express themselves and have fun doing it,” said Teen Program Director Spencer Koonz. “What better way to achieve that then to put on a concert to not only entertain but to demonstrate growing support for teen programs and events in our area?”   “This...

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