Happening ’Round the Bend
Upcoming classes, community events, and ensemble performances
Music is good for you and for your community!
For individuals, music can lower stress and anxiety, and boost mental and emotional wellness in a number of ways. But it can also make it easier to recognize shared interests, communicate and collaborate improving everything from graduation rates and civic engagement, to senior health and wellness, workforce development, and so much more.
At Great Bend, we make music that builds community.
Stories & Sounds
The latest news, ensemble performances, and musical inspiration
“It is imperative to change the way we look at education. We should invest in the foundation of school readiness from birth to age 5.”
Music is a rich and accessible way for children to practice vital STEM skills — and early childhood is the perfect time to incorporate it!
Tuning, or temperament, means more than just matching pitch!
New research shows why choir singing is “the new exercise” for all!
Learn more about our American Prize-winning cantata.
Exciting news for the local creative economy!
A healthy community needs strong families. We use music to build them!
This is the story of how 31 amateur singers from rural Mason County, Washington ended up at Carnegie Hall.
Time flies when you’re having fun! But do you know what’s really happening when you’re so absorbed in an enjoyable activity that you lose track of time?