With the new Journey Program books for Girl Scouts it’s easy to imagine music taking a whole new life form in the next hundred years of this beloved Girl Scout tradition! It’s not just the singing together that’s so fun – but it’s now all about creating your own songs; the writing, the music, playing your own instrument, arrangement, production and performance! Roland has created a portable keyboard to help you do all those things and has just begun a collaboration with GSUSA! Check it out and see if this one’s for you!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Girl Scouts and Roland Launch National Girls Rock! Initiative
Roland Corporation U.S. and Girl Scouts of the USA have announced the launch of a national Girls Rock! initiative which includes workshops designed to inspire and empower girls through music. Girls Rock! Powered by Roland will reach thousands of Girl Scouts and their parents, delivering the message that you can have a “Better Life with Music.” The fun, interactive curriculum co-developed by Roland and Girl Scouts of the USA aims to get girls pumped up about making music and music education.The Girls Rock! initiative begins in March 2011, with workshops in five major markets across the U.S. The workshop launch will take place in Los Angeles (Girl Scouts of Greater LA) on March 19th, with subsequent workshops in Miami (Girl Scouts Council of Tropical Florida on April 30); Minneapolis (Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys on May 7); Chicago (Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana on May 14) and New York City (Girl Scouts of Greater New York City on May 21). Girl Scouts chapters will offer the workshop in their respective areas on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“Girl Scouts of the USA believes that girls develop self-esteem through taking action,” said Kathy Cloninger, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA. “Most girls have the desire to play music. Research indicates that the action of making music is a key factor in healthy social and academic development, increasing self-esteem and developing skills needed by the 21st century workforce. We look forward to working with Roland to bring important music making opportunities directly to girls, equipping them with tools necessary for to discover, connect and take action – three keys to leadership and the cornerstone of Girl Scouts of the USA’s core values.”