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April 6, 2012 -- The Joy Now Arts Project empowers, excites and engages youth through music and performance arts-centered programs that value diversity, positive collaboration, self-awareness, and social change.
JOY NOW Summer Session
What's the big idea?
Being creative and having fun is what Joy Now is all about; spend a week with members of March Fourth marching band in a creative immersion like no other, as we get to know each other by learning songs, dancing, singing, and performing in the streets of Portland!
Focus your art.....
When you register, you'll be asked to choose an area of concentration- either a specific instrument, your voice, or a form of movement or dance. In addition to playing and jamming with the whole group, you will spend the week with your individual section, learning the parts, building new skills, developing phrases and exploring how to create with a small group.
Expand your creative horizons...
In addition to playing with your section, you will have the opportunity to rock out in a bunch of other creative outlets: making custom costumes and band gear in our radical costume laboratory, learning body percussion, circus arts, singing, theater and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician or dancer who wants to take your skills to a new level, Joy Now is just right for you.
Make your art lasting...
Joy Now! gives youth the chance to participate fully and actively in a community centered around art and positive collaboration. As well as a music & performance art program, it is also a life-skills, and global awareness program. You'll have the chance to do new things, explore multiple creative practices, learn and share different points of view, build your self-confidence, and learn how to use art for positive and effective social change.
More on Joy Now:
Music by MarchFourth
Select performances by Joy Now
Camper interview scenes by
Phil Juarez - Paint Chip Studios
Watch the full 30 minutes MarchFourth in Germany documentary here:
Video production by
Diggable Monkey Productions