Feel like a fun-filled night, where you are guaranteed to walk away with a smile and a happy heart?
You have to check out the Music Makers.
They will be performing at their annual Creative Performance Evening.
What makes the Music Makers so incredible?
This group of young performers all have a disability. And, instead of sitting in the crowd, missing out, these kids and young adults get on stage and perform!
They remember their choreography, as they spend hours rehearsing.
The first time we saw this group perform, we smiled and smiled.
The Music Makers will always be important people to us.
If you're free... go along to their fundraising concert:
The Shellharbour Club
Friday 23rd May
Doors open at 6pm, for a 7pm start
Adults $20 and Children under 12 years old $10
The night will be emceed by Bianca Dye, from i98FM.
This month, we've been sharing inspiring posts about people who have achieved incredible things, in spite of limited expectations and varying severity of cerebral palsy.
The Music Makers, their support dancers, choreographers, teachers and parents deserve a huge shout out - they are inspiring.
They are heartwarming.
They will make you smile.
They're performing, despite what limits anyone may have placed on them. They're local and they really are amazing.
And Melissa... She's incredible!
Dexter and Melissa have a beautiful bond.
Dexter does that... performs fast and firm bonds with people...
people he knows care about him.
We've been lucky enough to meet the group a few times. Dexter is part of their family, now... he has been so lucky, as they have reached out to him and love him. They gave up an evening to perform at his Kiama Fundraiser last year.
When we first took Dexter to meet the group, something happened that had never happened before. No one paid any attention to Dexter (after the initial meet and greet.) He lay on the floor, and kicked and moved around... and no one stared. No one paid him much attention, at all. No one cared that he had cerebral palsy... no one cared that he had drool or that his mouth was always open. No one cared that he wasn't sitting, or crawling, or walking. For the first time we could remember, Dexter was not the focus of attention. And, we loved it. No one was staring at us, either. No one cared about the differences, they just cared about us. We found family! And, we will never forget the love and support we felt in that room... a room full of people we had only met that night, but people who knew our story... because their story was very similar.
The Music Makers are directed by Melissa Tierney. She works closely with The Music Makers. Every week, the group of kids and young adults with a disability, get together and are taught dance moves, percussion pieces, movement pieces, singing, performance techniques and much much more.
Watching the Music Makers as they dance and sing on stage is incredibly heart warming... You'll fall in love with every one of the group. They really are show stoppers!
To be a part of the Creative Performance Evening By Those With A Disability contact director Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409976987 or 42558000.
She is always seeking donations of
- prizes for raffles
- monetary donations
- support acts on the night (promoting your entertainment group)
The Music Makers practice all year round, performing at concerts, functions, charity events, ceremonies, eisteddfods and much more, in preparation for their show - The Creative Performance Evening By Those With A Disability.
Each year, their Performance Evening draws in a full house crowd of keen supporters. This night is coordinated to help raise money, to provide sporting and recreational activities and equipment, for those with a disability throughout the Illawarra through The Disability Trust.
The night is full of entertainment by not only The Music Makers - the core group and undoubtedly, the stars of the show but also by The Disability Trust dance and drama group, other disability entertainment groups and then professional, experienced performers and musicians as support acts who volunteer their time to entertain the audience.
All monetary donations of any amount welcome. Lets work together, to make the lives of those with a disability in the Illawarra, a little easier.
They've raised $48,000 since their first production in 2010.. Get behind them and show your support.
Lets see what 2014 will bring!
Tickets are now available..
Contact Melissa: 42558072 or 0409976987 to arrange tickets.