The Power of One was the theme of the Music Doing Good concert to benefit Every Child Counts held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on February 6 and at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort on February 7.
This annual event was very well attended at both locations.
The music followed the theme that each person is important and has something to contribute. The musicians entertained the audiences, frequently singing with the students of ECC to make delightful music.
Along with singing, the ECC students did a junkanoo rush that the crowd loved.
The students are encouraged to develop their artistic and musical abilities, and it is amazing what they have accomplished. One student recently won first place in his age category for singing in the Bahamas National Arts Festival in Nassau.
ECC is a school for special students who have learning or physical disabilities. Funding is always needed to keep the school operational. Recently the school built a workshop to assist older students with gaining work experiences within their individual capabilities.
Music Doing Good is a charitable foundation based in Houston, Texas, that assists in fund raising through music education programs and concert events. The group learned about Every Child Counts several years ago and has encouraged the children in developing their musical abilities. Three years ago they assisted in forming the ECC Choir.