5 Ways Music Impacts Our Mental Health
5 Ways Music Impacts Our Mental Health
October 9, 2023

Musician or not, music has an impact on our mental health. Simply listening to music can change our state of mind and improve our well-being. It certainly does for the...

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Summer Camp
Thank You for Supporting Our Summer Music Camp
September 8, 2023

Our 2023 six-week summer music camp serving 30 children was a tremendous success. The students received 165 hours of instruction, including choir, garage band, movement, solfege,...

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Backpacks supplied by Paying it forward
Paying It Forward Supplies Backpacks for Students
August 30, 2023

Yesterday evening, staff member Sarah Ziegler took a joy-filled drive around downtown Lancaster. Her mission was to deliver 11 backpacks filled with school supplies to our...

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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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in memory of Mike Miller
Donation in Memory of Mike Miller to SWAN
July 6, 2023

Many of us at Stony Brook Elementary School have had the privilege of working with Mike Miller for all/some of the 20 years he taught here....

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Kids Trust Fund
The Kids Trust Fund Supports SWAN
June 30, 2023

SWAN is grateful for the generous support of $15,000 received from The Kids Trust Fund, a charitable fund of the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a regional...

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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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