Students Boost Mental Health Through Music Performance
Students Boost Mental Health Through Music Performance
June 3, 2024

Several SWAN students, including our Rising Stars students from Burrowes Elementary, were invited to perform for Lancaster’s Mental Health America Compeer Luncheon. Our students’ performance further...

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Rising Stars Students on Kids Cookie Break Radio
Kid’s Cookie Break Radio Features Rising Stars Students
May 9, 2024

In April, our Rising Stars students were invited as guests on Kid’s Cookie Break, WJTL 90.3 radio. They enjoyed sharing songs with the listeners, discussing their...

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SWAN music camp
Social Emotional Learning Benefits Students’ Mental Health
February 13, 2024

Our 2023 summer camp included a social-emotional learning class that benefited our students’ mental health. Ms. Amanda Fontaine, a Student Family Resource Specialist at SDoL, taught students how to...

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SWAN camp
We Are SWAN Camp Song
October 12, 2023

During the first week of our summer music camp, SWAN teacher Lisa Fairman gave the older students the assignment of creating a camp theme song. The...

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A Day at SWAN Music Camp
A Day at SWAN Music Camp
August 24, 2023

What is a day at SWAN's music camp like? All the students start with our morning meeting. Here we talk about our goals and expectations for...

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Student Performance at Evergreen Estates
Music Brings Joy to Evergreen Estate Residents
August 17, 2023

The 2023 summer camp students’ first performance was for the Evergreen Estates residents in Lancaster, PA. As the children came off the bus full of nervous...

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Private Music Lessons at SWAN Camp
Private Music Lessons at SWAN Camp
August 11, 2023

The lyrics of “Brave” by Sara Bareilles echo into the hallway. A private teacher quietly enters the classroom. As the door shuts and students register that...

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LSO Performance Inspires Student’s Original Music
LSO Performance Inspires Student’s Original Music
August 2, 2023

On May fourteenth, I had the privilege of driving two musically gifted brothers to the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day concert.  This wasn’t the first time I’d...

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LSO Neighborhood Performance
Music Creates Courage: LSO Neighborhood Performance
June 24, 2023

After enjoying a wonderful concert by the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, I grabbed my cello and headed out to the alley, where food trucks and SWAN students...

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Student performance at SCORE. Photograph by PhotoOle
Friendships Formed at SCORE Celebration
June 14, 2023

On April 20th, I jumped onto a school bus at Washington Elementary School with two SWAN students. Our mission? Gather our fellow SWAN students at three...

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