The Glocal Citizen Project


One of the primary goals of the Glocal Citizen Project is to empower young people to understand first hand that they can make a difference in the world through music and the arts.

The Cabot School Performing Arts Center invites teachers and students from around the world to participate in The Glocal Citizen Project.

Here’s the short version of what we are up to:

As part of an interdisciplinary humanities course,  Cabot Middle School students will be producing a “Playing For Change” style video featuring  student musicians and singers from a wide variety of locations.  Currently the majority of the student participants are from Vermont, but we are very interested in reaching out globally.

This entire project is being produced by Cabot Middle School students.  From the filming and directing to the logistics and final editing process, our middle school students will be responsible for every detail of production.   The final product will resemble many of the Playing For Change videos.

The song that we have chosen to perform is “One Day”  by Matisyahu.   The rationale behind this choice is that it communicates an optimistic vision towards a better world w/ lyrics and music that young(er) people will relate to.  It is also easy to learn!

Additionally the song has already been performed by the PS 22 kids in New York, who are always an inspiration.  Organizations  like Playing For Change and  the PS 22 music program demonstrate the power that music has to bring people together.

Its a simple but powerful truth.

The goal of the Glocal Citizen Project is to empower young people to understand first hand that they can make a difference in the world.

In late May the project will be posted online with a donation link in order to raise money for a yet to be determined international charity. This will be determined through the students’ in class exploration of contemporary global issues throughout this year or through an online survey of all of the project participants.

Obviously our students will not be able to travel to your state or country to film.  We propose to work around this by sending you an mp3 of the basic tracks and having your students sing along to it while filming it with whatever type of camera you may have access to.   Even if your students just sing along to the chorus of the song that would be so wonderful.  You would then email, dropbox, yousendit, etc   us the video which we will edit and embed into our final product.

Please consider joining us in this collaborative effort and thank you so much for your consideration. And of course, please feel free to pass this along to anyone whom you think might be interested.

Brian Boyes,

Director of the Cabot School Music Program


About saturnpeoplesounds

As a trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader, multi-instrumentalist Brian Boyes has worked in Vermont for the past 16 years. As a member of a variety of award wining ensembles including the national touring jazz-funk act, viperHouse, he has been recognized for his soulful and intense approach to his trumpet. Under his leadership the group TALA was recognized internationally for its hybrid blend of world music and jazz. Tala was a featured act of both the Flynn Space Vermont Artist Series and the Discover Jazz Festival. He also works with The 35th Parallel Mediterrasian Jazz Ensemble. As an educator Brian Boyes has twice received special recognition from the Vermont Arts Alliance for his unique and creative approach to music education at Cabot School. He has shared the stage with artists such as Lester Bowie, Trey Anastasio, John Sinclair, Jody Diamond, Josh Roseman, Michael Ray, and Marshall Allen. He currently co-leads and plays trumpet with Movement Of The People: The Fela Kuti Project.
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