Music Matters Fundraising Campaign

Now that INSPIRE: music.service.hope has been around for almost 4 years we are ready share the love abroad! INSPIRE has a wonderful opportunity to help set up, mentor, and help grow a music program in Bogata, Columbia.

The INSPIRE Leadership Team is going to Bogota, Columbia on October 17-24, 2015 to help set up the new music program and to prepare for our Youth Performing Group to come do a music service tour in May 2016.

Here are some of the things we plan to do on this first trip to Bogota:

–By donating to this campaign you have the opportunity to sponsor a music student in Bogota for an ENTIRE YEAR!!

–Bring supplies to Caroline, the INSPIRE: Bogota Music Director, and her students

–Give money to Caroline and INSPIRE: Bogota that we raised from CrowdRise

–Bring, t-shirts, music folders, supplies, etc.

–Make contacts and set things up for INSPIRE: Youth to come in May 2016

–Take video/pictures to use for fundraising

–Performance from students and INSPIRE Leadership

–Service Project(s)

We have some great plans but they all cost money and we really need your help to make all this happen! Please find a way to donate or spread the word about INSPIRE going to Bogota to change lives through the power of music!

Check out the Music Matters Fundraising Campaign video below and please donate what you can to help!

INSPIRE’s “Playing It Forward” Benefit Concert

INSPIRE was excited, after months of planning & lots of practice, to put on our First Annual Benefit Concert titled, “Playing it Forward”! Everyone worked together to bring about a dynamic night!  We were grateful to have  Jef Rawls (Jesterz) as  our emcee and “We Are The Strike” as our headliners for the night.

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INSPIRE loved having “We Are The Strike” as our headliners!

“We Are The Strike” recently released their self-titled EP and had huge success performing in both Provo, Utah and Los Angeles.They are a 9-piece funk-pop band forged in Provo, that has risen rapidly by captivating crowds with a brand of music beyond traditional pop. Last summer they won the Stadium of Fire competition which landed them opening for Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepsen.  They’ve opened for Vertical Horizon, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Mason Jennings, and the Piano Guys. They also played at Hard Rock Cafe in Vegas!

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INSPIRE: Youth (14-18) Rehearsing “Seize The Day” from Newsies

After a few months of practicing, some performing, and last minute blocking. INSPIRE: Youth (14-18) came out and rocked their 2 numbers, “Seize The Day” and “I Can Only Imagine”.

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INSPIRE: Youth (10-14) performing during the Benefit Concert

Also, INSPIRE: Youth (10-14) did an amazing job on their 2 songs, “Frozen Medley” and “At the Beginning”

There were a few other performers such as American Leadership Academy’sn (ALA)  Ballroom & Hip Hop Crew, Michelle Moyer, and some incredible Vocal Point Alumni.

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Vocal Point Alumni singing “Home” to Chelsea Sackett for her and Michael’s 6th Anniversary

As a surprise to Chelsea, Michael’s wife, for their 6th Anniversary he sang, “Home” (Michael Buble’) with other VP alums. She had no idea and loved every minute of it! It seemed fitting since Michael had proposed to her at a VP concert.

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“Put your faith in what you most believe in…”

I think my favorite part was the finale number where everyone came together to sing these words, …”Put your faith in what you most believe in…” And we did! INSPIRE put our hard work and faith into the idea that this Benefit Concert would be a success—and it was!

INSPIRE: Youth Spotlight–Kennadi Yardley

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If you Could Be A SuperHero You Would Be: I would be invisawomen!

“I sing because….” It brings me closer to the spirit.

What is one of the decisions you have made in your life that has made the greatest impact? When I decided to play basketball.

What is your current favorite song? My favorite song is Back to One by Brian McKnight.

What is one big dream you have that you hope comes true? To play in the WNBA

Tell us a little about you’re family? I have 14 people in my family and every single one of us are different. Our house can be crazy at times!

INSPIRE: Youth (15-18) Spotlight: Sarah Chapple

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Sarah Chapple, Alto

1. If you could trade one of your weaknesses for someone’s strength what would they be and why? (your weakness, their strength)?

I would trade my anxiety and worry for the ability to have complete confidence in myself and others and not give up too easily because sometimes I am too realistic. Or the ability to fly, that would be cool, too!

2. What is one thing that you are truly passionate about?

Being yourself. Nobody wants to get to know the fake you, and both  you nad them will be happier if you are who you are.  It’s the best you you  can be!

3. If you had no constraints what would do with your life right now?

I would go to a third world country and build homes or teach students, and explore the world!!!! Bring all my friends and family and never have to come home.

4. Who is one person in your life that truly inspired you?

Aurora Florence Dickamore.  Emma Smith in Nauvoo Pageant, great husband, passionate, chases her goals, broadway, temple, etc.

 5. If you could learn about one subject instantly and without effort what would it be? why?

Sign Language, because how cool to be able to talk to everyone!!! and i think it’s beautiful:)

 6. If you could switch places with someone for a day who would you choose?

Someone in another country to experience an entirely new culture! Maybe Spain or Ireland:)

INSPIRE Spotlight: Lance Norman

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Lance Norman, Bass

If you could be a Superhero You would be:
I think I’d be Ironman – love technology and all the things that are possible with it.  Other than having the little reactor in my chest, it would be awesome to fly and do all the stuff he is able to do for other people!

One Unique Thing Nobody would know about me:
 I’ll give you two –  #1 – at one time I considered becoming a professional Chef because I love to cook and make things that really taste great.  #2 –  I love working with tools or devices and learning/trying new things.  I recently discovered that I like working with fiber – like Wool or Alpaca and learning how to spin it into Yarn which can then be made into things like hats, sweaters, etc.  It’s amazing how operating a Spinning Wheel and creating something can calm and center you!  Great stress relief!

If you had 60 minutes of Freetime what would you do with it:
I’m sure part of it would be spent with my Family and making memories, but more than likely, there would be a book involved or doing Photography!

One thing on your Bucketlist:
There are so many to choose from!  I’ve always had a desire to try Skydiving – but they would probably have to push me out of the plane when it came time to jump!

I sing because:
 Music is part of who I am! From the time I was a little Boy I’ve always loved music of all kinds and been involved creating it. I’ve been blessed with an incredible ear to hear it and possible harmonies to the melody.
I’ve tried to live life without a musical outlet during College when I was so busy in Pharmacy School and it was absolutely miserable for me!  I didn’t do as well in my classes that semester because I need that outlet that Music provides.  There is something about Music that transcends words and ends up being spirit talking to spirit somehow. The Spirit is augmented and invited by music and is incredibly powerful!  Messages are carried directly to the heart and profoundly affect the people involved with it whether creating it or listening to it.  I think it is part of the Spark of Life!
 
Photography:
 Next to Music, my next great love is Photography!  It started when I was a teenager and has continued all my life. There are so many facets to it.  Part of it is about preserving memories, but an even bigger part is opening yourself up to the incredible beauty that surrounds us everyday in so many different ways.  In order to capture the shots, you have to get out and experience life and it’s challenges.  You have to be there!  It proves to me that there is a Creator who organized this world with so many variations and so much beauty that it can overwhelm the senses at times.  I love that it uses light to create moods, feelings, and communicate.  Most of all, it forces me in my crazy life to slow down, breathe, be grateful, and notice the amazing details and similarities that are everywhere in this world and actually see them – sometimes for the first time.

INSPIRE: Youth Auditions & Performing Groups

Here is a video we did to promote INSPIRE: Youth Auditions. We are grateful for all those who helped spread the word, volunteered to help, and of course those who showed up for the auditions.

Please welcome the following performers to INSPIRE: Youth!!

INSPIRE: Youth (ages 10-14) Instructors: Michael & LaDawn
Andrea Judd
Camryn Smelser
Carina Cannon
Ella Bingham
Hollie Workman
Jackie DeaKyne
Jared Mortensen
Josh Mortensen
Kallie Winger
Karli Mortensen
Mackenzie Treible
McKay Osborne
Rainee Connolly
Tangee Connolly

INSPIRE: Youth (ages 15-18) Instructors: Kylee & Michael
Alyssa Moyer
Brian Groberg
Caleb Wilson
Cameron Dever
Dallin Osborne
Jeremy Daley
Justin Moyer
Kassidy Carroll
Kayda Daley
Kennadi Yardley
Lauren Osborne
Macy Graves
Max Zayas
McKaylee Michaelson
Rachael Holt
Sailor Yardley
Sarah Chapple

INSPIRE Spotlight: Trevor Sexton

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Trevor Sexton, Bass

1. Why Medical School?
Med school? I chose Naturopathic Medical school because I love to help people who are not feeling well to feel better. I like to help sad people feel happy and hurt people feel good. Addressing the deep underlying issue is one of the best ways that healing can begin. Then they get to live life more fully.

2. I know you like videography but what is it about making films, movies, that draws you?
 As a hobby, and for some extra money I do the videography because it is fun. I think the more entertaining any presentation is the more memorable. Also, it goes back to helping people feel good, because they laugh. It really is just another form of art.

3. You’ve been in the dating scene for a long time and I’m curious about one thing you have learned in that process?
 One thing I’ve learned in the process of dating is that you must love and respect yourself. This attracts the same type of person to you and when things don’t go right, your relationship with God is most important to maintain happiness.

4. I happen to know you can play the trumpet with your mouth whilst playing the piano. What other “tricks” do you have up your sleeve?
 A fun trick I have that most don’t know is I can twist balloon animals. I learned as a 14 year old and worked at restaurants twisting. Good extra money for a young kid.

5. Being so busy I am sure it is hard to balance your time. I know this feeling. So what is it about INSPIRE that keeps you coming back?
 Inspire keeps me coming because I love the spirit the songs bring to any fireside and I love how people respond to the strength or healing they feel when they hear this Inspiring music. I love to sing.

6. If you could learn about one subject instantly and without effort what would it be? why?
The subject I’d like to learn is the day to day life of prominent people in history. Is that a subject? Maybe to get ahold of journals from Moses and Mormon to George Washington and George Bush. It’d be interesting to see people for who they really were according to my interpretation. 🙂

Sorry Ladies—this guy recently got engaged! I am biased b/c I know his fiance but I think she is seriously incredible!

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INSPIRE Spotlight: Ryan Young

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Ryan Young, Tenor
1. Please tell us a little more about the other choir you sing with?

 I sing with the Sonoran Desert Chorale. The chorale is in it’s 20th season. The Choir is made up of school choir directors, vocal performance majors and regular Joe’s like me. The founder of the group was my High School Choir direct Jeff Harris. The music he selects is fun and challenging to sing they do all types of music. Hopefully. everyone will be able to catch a concert sometime.

 
2. What is one of your favorite things about being married? 

Having a person who understands you in every way even before you tell them. That is something that I have grown to love about my Awesome, beautiful ,special, understanding and did I say beautiful wife.

 

3. If you could create your own business (money is no worry) what would it be? 

This may sound strange but, I always wanted to have a hotel that did musical themed stays, and the people that worked there would all be performers from the bell hop to the housekeeping.  Maybe even throwing in some murder mystery.

 
4. What is one of the decisions you have made in your life that has made the greatest impact?

 Without a doubt my wife Rebecca, she completes me in every way, she has made me the man I am today. So if you don’t like me it is her fault.

 
5. What is your favorite snack?
Anything with CHEESE!!!

6. What do you seem to spend a lot of time worrying about? 

The future of my 7 wonderful children. Where they will be in school, their families and the legacy I will hopefully leave for them.

Thank You Donors/Backers

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INSPIRE: music.service. hope is VERY grateful to all those to donated (Backers) to our “Truth Restored”  CD Kickstarter Campaign. We couldn’t have made recored or made this CD without your generous donations and support. We hope you will be part of our INSPIRE family from here on out and wanted to share your name as one of our donors. THANK YOU!!

Michelle Mawby, Jeremy Weber, Annalece Boothe Misiego, Elise Richey, Baker-Smith, LaDawn Pettit, Cooper Waite, Michael Sackett, Joshua Lynn Wood, Macki Backer, Kameron Olmstead Bybee, Ardith Varga, Tim Olsen, Ryan Cook, Allison James, Mishawn Yardley, Jacob Whiting, Ryan Young, LaDawn Lingard, Trevor Sexton, Kara Reber, Julie Barnett, Nancy A. Christensen, Deanna Young, Cheya Wilson, Laynee Overall, David Quinn, Andi, Susan Robinson, Nicole Young, Ashley Hathcock, Cody Hathcock, Amy Thurston, Adam Nichols, Sarah Dunaway, Kathryn Christensen, Kari Nay, Pat & Julie Andreson, Hillary Alplanalp, Lance P. Norman,  and Robert Putnam