“I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears” – Adele
Such words ring especially true when considering the disability of those who have lost their vision. However, such an impairment has not prevented the students at the Ohio State School for the Blind from creating a powerful experience for the eyes and ears of everyone involved, using music as their language.
Part two of the 2012 Ohio State School for the Blind Band Camp Video Blog focuses on the band’s trip to Ohio State University for their second day of working and performing with the Ohio State University Marching Band. During this video, you’ll see some of the students performing alongside the OSU Marching Band, as well as a glimpse at the OSSB performance of “Danger Zone” that punctuated a very powerful evening. A truly amazing point is that these students learned all of the music and marching drill for this song the day before (Monday), and were called upon to perform the next day in front of the OSU Marching Band.
The magnitude of this sort of experience for the kids was undeniable. This video reveals the fact that music provides such a strong source of inspiration, teamwork, and pride for these children.
Be sure to check out part 1 of this video blog here:
Also, Stay tuned for part 3 of the 2012 OSSB Band Camp Video Blog, where we take a look at the rest of the week’s events!