By Rick Rogers | North County Times | NCTimes.com | July 15, 2011
"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul." ---- Author unknown
The music of ukuleles backed by guitars and suffused with horns will soon flow from a corner of Camp Pendleton that silence once commanded.
Might even hear a keyboard and a drum set, if a benefactor or two comes through.
A partnership between the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club and Camp Pendleton's Rotary Club is putting the instruments into hands at the Wounded Warrior Battalion at the base.
Sponsored by the nonprofits Resounding Joy Inc. and the Semper Fi Fund, the music therapy program is a first for the battalion that opened in 2007. (Music lessons have been offered on base to the Wounded Warriors, but this focused music therapy program is new.) Read the rest of this entry »