The late Joel Shickman, or “Mr. Joel” as his littlest musical protégés called him, believed in the healing power of music. In his memory, Music Together of Dallas presents its Annual Winter Disco Party benefiting the Joel Shickman Children’s Music Fund. All of the proceeds from the Party will go toward the Fund, which allows families battling childhood illnesses to bring all of their children to Music Together® classes for free or reduced tuition. Music Together Dallas' Disco Party's and Zumbathon's benefiting the Joel Shickman Children’s Music Fund are scheduled 4 times throughout the year.
Shickman knew that one of the most perfect matches in all of creation is music and children. The music one learns as a child becomes a part of your being and memory for the rest of your life. Music speaks when there are no words to express incredible joy, sorrow, fear or love. Shickman was a man who could bring this incredible power of musical expression to everyone around him, young and old.
Joel Shickman died in November 2007 of leukemia. During his illness, there were jam sessions around his hospital bed and he played his guitar daily. Joel’s sons were 2, 5 and 8 when he died. They remember the learning, the love, the silliness and they remember the music. The youngest always asks to hear Daddy’s CD in the car, at bedtime, and in the classroom. He will smile and say, “That’s my Daddy’s song.” The Joel Shickman Children’s Music Fund will bring the healing power of music to families who need it most. It will heal them and unite them in unbreakable ways. It will be Joel’s song.
Make a donation in memory or honor of your own loved ones to the Joel Shickman Children's Music Fund and join our list of donors and donate:
Kelly & David Hart & Family, Felicia & Claude Bailey & Family, Daniel & Laura Spradley & Family, Soli Mercado-Spencer & Mike Spencer & Family, Charles & Sharon Michaels & Family, The Hochschuler Family, Jeanine & Hal Jayson & Family, Heather Hoffhines & Family, Duncan Gilman, Carol Gerrick, Sari Raskin, Diamond Bergeholtz
*Susan Bondy - in memory of Joel
Along with these fine sponsors:
Concept Connections, Discovery Back & Body Center, Essentially Ally, Financial Executives, Fink Computer Services, Forest Lane Pediatrics, Joyful Beginnings, Purifime, Speech Texas & Whole Health Partners