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‘Music Unites Casper’ invites community to celebrate music’s benefits for people with disabilities


CASPER, Wyo. — Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities (CCPD) will be hosting a month-long series of online events under a celebration they are calling “Music Unites Casper.”

The celebration will run through March, which is Disability Awareness Month and aims to “improve public awareness about disabilities, this event hopes to educate Casper about the benefits of music for people with various disabilities.”

“We are excited to introduce Casper to how people who identify as having a disability have found success with music,” said Nikki Green, event chairperson. “We have many talented people in Casper, and we are pleased to offer them a platform to showcase their gifts.”

“Artists who are interested in performing in the virtual concert should send us a message through Facebook or email us at disabilitycouncil@casperwy.gov.” 

Each week in March, “Music Unites Casper” will focus on different aspects of both film and music and highlight “contributions people with disabilities have made to these arts on a global scale.”

The Music Unites Casper schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1 Focus: Music Therapy
    • March 4 at 11:00 a.m.  Facebook Live interview with VIBES Fine & Performing Arts Owner, Music Therapist Amy Munsell and Board-Certified Music Therapist, Zane Rutledge
  • Week 2 Focus: Disability in Film
    • Followers are encouraged to watch/share movies or TV shows throughout the week that feature disabled talent and/or bring awareness to disability through film
  • Week 3 Focus: Memory Care and Music
    • March 19 at 11:00 a.m.  Facebook Live interview with Mountain Plaza Assisted Living Administrator, Kenyne Humphrey
  • Week 4 Focus: Musicians with Disabilities
    • March 23 at 6:00 p.m. Facebook live concert featuring local artists
  • Week 5 Focus: Music Moves Me
    • The CCPD wants to see how music moves you! Post videos and other media throughout the week using the #MusicUnitesCasper

People can follow the events on the CCPD Facebook page.