Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

On Dec. 7 and eight, Chelsea Music Division and SRSLY Chelsea will come collectively for psychological well being consciousness on the college district’s annual vacation live performance. That is the primary time the 2 teams will companion on this type of occasion.

“Psychological well being has been an vital matter locally for plenty of years now. Once we realized concerning the challenge, we knew that we wished to carry it to Chelsea and our college students,” stated Katy Steklac, Seaside Center Faculty’s band director. “We cherished the composer’s effort to make high-level composition accessible to younger musicians, and his acknowledgement of how the humanities may help college students specific their expertise of psychological well being.”

The Unbroken Challenge, a set of musical items by Randall Standridge, displays his personal experiences of tension and despair. The highschool wind symphony will carry out “(Not) Alone” on Dec. 7 whereas the eighth grade band will carry out “Fragile” the next night. The aim of this live performance collection is to de-stigmatize the dialog round psychological well being, unfold consciousness, share assets and provides the scholars a option to specific themselves and their experiences via the humanities.

“We’re excited to companion with SRSLY to make our influence even greater as we carry these performances to life,” stated Alison Roberts, Chelsea Excessive Faculty’s music director.

The highschool wind symphony designed customized “Blissful Initiative” shirts to put on for his or her efficiency. The initiative is a psychological well being attire marketing campaign by SRSLY designed to create a optimistic, open dialog round teenagers’ experiences with psychological well being, whether or not it’s their very own or somebody they love’s.

The shirts will learn “Progress Not Perfection,” a student-voted phrase that counteracts the anxiety-inducing strain of perfection in highschool. It elevates the concept that every day is an opportunity to maneuver ahead, and that regardless of how small, progress is progress.

“We initially brainstormed a set of customized psychological well being shirts for the scholars, however it rapidly developed into rather more than that,” stated Kate Yocum, SRSLY Director. “We’ll have a useful resource desk, registration totally free psychological well being trainings, giveaways, and workers able to reply any questions.”

The center college band designed a set of customized T-shirts with the message “SRSLY, Psychological Well being Issues” that’s distinctive to them and their efficiency aim of spreading consciousness.

“Many individuals fighting psychological well being really feel as if they’re alone of their battle. It will be significant that everybody is aware of how vital they’re and that they’re by no means alone,” stated Chelsea Excessive Faculty senior, Makenna Van Assche.

The Chelsea Music Division hopes folks will take into account a donation to assist youth psychological well being this vacation season.

To be taught extra about psychological well being and the work SRSLY is doing, go to srsly.org or discover us on Fb @srslychelsea. To donate, please go to https://giving.stjoeshealth.org/srsly
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