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THE ROCK CLUB MUSIC IS THE REMEDY – MISSION STATEMENT Is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of Veterans, at-risk youth and other groups through music instruction, education, and mentoring.
PO Box 90461
Long Beach, CA 90809 USA
Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)
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Rock For Vets
Rock for Vets is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and well being of disabled military Veterans in the greater Long Beach and Signal Hill area through music instruction and music education, one on one mentoring and life skill coaching. Through music instruction Veterans from the Viet Nam War, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Spinal Cord and Brain Injury and other emotional and physical traumas find that involvement in the RFV program reduces stress, improves their quality of life and begins the healing process by engaging with other vets and reaping the rewards of the small successes they experience while learning to perform as part of the band.
Twenty-three Veterans commit suicide each DAY: nearly one per hour. (ABC News) This staggering statistic speaks loudly to the need for multiple therapeutic disciplines.
At- Risk Youth
We work with high risk 9-12 grade students who have little or no musical background. Instruction includes, music theory, basic cords and arrangements. Vocal (solo and back up), musical instruments: drums, bass, lead and rhythm guitar, keys, and percussion. Students also learn sound and stage technology.
Organization: The Rock Club is a youth program a dedicated to improving the education, safety and well being of high risk youth living in one of the nation's most diverse and impoverished neighborhoods. These youth have been in involved in gangs, are on the verge of failing and dropping out of school and come from low income and often dysfunctional families. Employing multiple disciplines, including music instruction, one on one mentoring, life skill coaching and access to educational support these youth have one last chance to finish their education and turn them in the direction of future success
INMATE MUSIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (IMRP). Based on the Music Education / Instructional Program offered now within the VA Healthcare System for our Veteran population, from The Rock Club and ‘Rock For Vets’, find www.rockforvets.net.
The IMRP focuses on music which is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. The method of engagement of our inmate population will be to teach an individual a new musical skill, be part of a team, and increase self worth and self confidence. In this program, inmates' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. In addition many other objectives will be effected including: leading to improved avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words; contribute to one’s overall physical rehabilitation; facilitating movement; increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment; providing emotional support for clients and their families; and provide an outlet for expression of feelings; and act as a new direction of their lives once out of incarceration. This program will be offered to inmates who are willing to excel, participate and to rehabilitate one’s self.
LOCATION. The LA Sheriff’s Men’s Central Jail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility is the selected location and presented to inmates who are open to learning new skills and transforming themselves.
Currently we have 4 core programs servicing different groups in the “at-risk category”.
All programs are facilitated at the stated locations. The only 2 being directly funded by the institutions for a fee for service are the programs at American Gold Star Manor and Engage. The others are funded through grants, donations and fund raising activities.
• Rock For Vets: A Veteran focused music program (55 current and active participants and has serviced over 250 since inception) commenced in October 2010, and was originally located at the VA Healthcare System Long Beach (funding was not provided), and is currently housed at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center (space rental offered in kind). Upcoming performances include: Applebee’s Memorial Day celebration (audience 300 plus), 4th of July 2016 Celebration at Long Beach Petroleum Club (audience 300 plus), Signal Hill Summer Concert Series in the Park on 10 August, 2016 (audience 400 plus), Wings, Wheels and Rotors at the Joint Forces Air Force Base Los Alamitos 23 October 2016 (audience 10,000 -12,000,) Long Beach Veterans Day Parade 5 November, 2016 (audience 5000) and Long Beach Airport event on 5 November , 2016 (audience 2000).
• Rockin’ The Youth: The Rock Club-After School Youth Music Enrichment Programs (Since 2013 with 50 current and active participants and has serviced over 150 students since inception). This is offered once a week at each school. Students are learning vocals/choirs programs and or musical instrumentation. Current school locations in LBUSD are Jordan Plus High School and Andy Street in North Long Beach.
• Engage Senior Arts Colony Intergenerational Program: Choir program made up of senior residents housed at Engage Arts Colony (200 Anaheim Long Beach 90813) and students from Renaissance High School, 20 participants ranging from 15 to 85 years in age, with a collaborative performance on May 18, 2016. Bridging the gap between seniors and high school students. Currently there are over 25 members. Goal is to record a backing track and vocal accompaniment featuring a Song For The City of Long Beach. Recording date May 11, 2016.
• American Gold Star Manor Voices: Choir program started Oct 2015, over 45 participants trained, 30 current members. Demographics: 10% Hispanic, 70% Asian American, 30% other, 80% female, 20% male, Age range: 72 – 95. Beautiful voice program and professionally recorded their own version of Unchained Melody.
The American Gold Star Manor is a clean, quiet, safe and very affordable senior retirement community in Long Beach, California. It provides independent living for 400 Gold Star Mothers, fathers, veterans and other eligible seniors. These fortunate residents live in a gated, 25 acre park like setting with trees, lawns, flowers and gardens. The campus has recreation facilities, a pool and spa, picnic area, game rooms, a chapel and 10 low rise buildings with well-maintained studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. While it provides a wide range of activities and social functions for its residents, there is always time to sit, reflect and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The Goals and Objectives of the all the programs are to help:
- gain knowledge of choir arrangements and or musical instruments
- play in a band/sing in a choir
- learn basics of music theory
- be able to arrange and perform songs in a group
- entertain others, by playing live
- be able to interact in a group
- learn coping skills for being in public
- learn time management
- be motivated by learning new skills
- develop trust by engaging with others
- feel supported by a peer network of musicians
- youth community service points earned
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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as of 6/5/2016
Mr. Frank McIlquham
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