Village Music & Arts
Our Village Music and Arts program aims to reduce anxiety and the physical effects of stress, including depression and feelings of isolation through the impactful benefits of music therapy. Voices of the Village, VCS’s member-based ensemble band is under the musical direction of Jon Dalgarn and offers each participant an opportunity to express their creativity while fulfilling their musical aspirations in a safe and collaborative environment while offering opportunities for personal growth and enhanced oral and physical motor skills.
Village Music & Arts Contact
To join or book the band or for more information about our Village Music & Arts program, please contact Jessie Tear at 360-899-7685 or e-mail via the button below.
Mary Jo Memorial Music Fund & Scholarship
The Mary Jo Ager Music Fund was formed to make VCS’s Village Music and Arts programs accessible and affordable to people with disabilities. Funds are distributed based on financial need and are used for Voices of the Village membership fees in the form of a scholarship, musical instruments, and other program needs. The fund was established in January 2021 in honor of Mary Jo who was a founding member of the Voices of the Village band and a beloved participant in VCS’s Residential Supported Living program.
To apply for a Voices of the Village scholarship, download the Village Music & Arts Program Participant Packet Music Program Participant Packet and return the form to the VCS office at 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98233 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Jimmy and Sean Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was donated by one of our Village Music & Arts founders, Vicki Adams, in memory of her son’s Jimmy and Sean, who both loved music. This scholarship is available to participants who cannot afford the Voices of the Village participation fee. Jimmy and Sean were life-long participants in the Village Music & Arts and Voices of the Village programs.
To apply for a Voices of the Village scholarship, download the Music Program Participant Packet and return the form to the VCS office at 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98233 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voices of the Village Band
Voices of the Village was founded more than 15 years ago as an interactive music program primarily, but not exclusive to individuals who live with developmental disabilities. Today, the band showcases its talents and inspires audiences throughout Washington State. The ensemble band has an annual following of more than 2,500 community supporters. Membership in the ensemble is open to people of all ages and abilities. To join complete and return the Music Program Participant Packet to VCS at 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA or e-mail signed packet to email@example.com.
Contact Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-899-7685 to join or book the band.