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District 49 Concert: Stand Up. Speak Out.
|The ultimate goal is to stop bullying before it starts. Stand Up. Speak Out. will bring children and families together from all areas of Colorado Springs to raise awareness, educate and empower students. Download the poster and schedule of events. Visit the concert countdown page. This page was last updated Aug. 7 (added schedule of events).|
Thousands of students and community members are expected to gather Aug. 17 at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, where they’ll take a proactive approach to prevent aggressive and harassing behaviors in schools.
Musical artists from around the country will join voices in Colorado Springs to promote a positive, safe and compassionate culture for students and families in El Paso County.
Tickets are now available at the Security Service Field box office and online: http://tinyurl.com/D49StandUpSpeakOut. They cost $15. A discount rate of $13 is afforded to youth 12 years and under, seniors 55 years and older, and military ID card holders.
During the opening ceremony, after a presentation of the colors by JROTC cadets from Falcon High School and Sand Creek High School, two seventh graders from Skyview Middle School will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner." Tatum Brouse and Breslin Walls are preparing to perform live in front of thousands at what organizers plan to be a sold-out stadium.
The students have been practicing with a vocal coach to prepare for their debut.
After the national anthem, a diverse line up of six musical artists will perform, joining with national anti-bullying and educational organizations. Speakers from Safe2Tell, Rachel’s Challenge, Hey UGLY and GIRLS are scheduled to compliment musical performances.
A district alumni will begin the performances. Bree Bremser, a graduate of Sand Creek High School, is part of The BottomLine, an indie-country duo.
The concert lineup will continue with nationally known artists Brian Jarvis, Devyn Rush, Taylor Watson and Brendan James. Vertical Horizon, a multi-platinum selling alternative rock band, will headline the festivities.
The Stand Up. Speak Out. online apparel store opened March 5, where individuals can purchase T-shirts and sweatshirts showing their support for the event.
This anti-bullying event is mostly funded through local and national sponsors and partnerships, along with ticket sales.
Anyone interested in sponsoring, or donating tickets, may contact the district communications team using the form at the bottom of this page, or call 719-491-2902. To sign up for emails, text keyword District49 to 33233, or complete this form.
Headlining Artist (7:30 to 9 p.m.)
Vertical Horizon stands for a commitment to superior music. It’s a concept that has always meant a steadfast striving for the artistically-creative high road. Consistently at the wheel, founder, writer, lead singer and guitarist, Matt Scannell drives and unites the group, always exploring new territories of inspiration. Perhaps the most significant key to Vertical Horizon’s success today is the freedom they have from the constraints of a major recording label. Vertical Horizon works at a tempo that fuels the creative process. “Our music is coming from the purest place – there are no other considerations beyond ‘Do we like this? Does it mean something to us?’” It’s no wonder why so many performers cite them as influences. They’re a musicians’ band, always user-friendly and highly accessible. Is there integrity in music? Listen for yourself and be the judge. Read more.
Pre-event Performers (2 to 3 p.m.)
SRO is arriving from New York to welcome everyone to the Stand Up. Speak Out. concert. The band's music will greet guests at the stadium, as the doors open. SRO is well known as a talented cover band, playing rock and pop tunes spanning the past 30 years. SRO formed in 2008, after old friends got together and started jamming. Their potential to lift spirits in communities was immediately evident. Often referred to as "The People's Band," they typically play from the recommendations of their audiences. Read more.
Community Support Corner
Wear Your Support
The Stand Up. Speak Out. online store opened March 5. Wear your support for the concert to end bullying – spread the word of where you will be Aug. 17. The available apparel, from T shirts to hoodies, includes both youth and adult sizes. Students, parents and community members may place orders in District 49 schools beginning March 11. Purchases help fund this summer's awareness raising concert.
Show Your Support
Spread the word with Stand Up. Speak Out. flyers and posters in your community.
|Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship packages may contact the district communications team using the form below, or call 719-491-2902.|