COLOR IN SOUND began with a red sticker and a young boy posing a question to Jass Bianchi as she worked behind the counter at a music store. “What does a sale mean?” The boy was holding a harmonica in his hand, about to put his lips to the instrument, when his caretaker pulled it out of his hands. She explained that he could not put his mouth on it because he did not have money to pay for it. The child frowned and proceeded to ask Bianchi “What does a sale mean?” That experience planted a seed that would eventually become COLOR IN SOUND.
To empower youth and underserved populations through providing music and arts programming and events that promote community involvement, self-expression and personal growth.
Since its inception, COLOR IN SOUND has begun laying the groundwork for three core programs designed to meet the mission. They are: the Boston Youth Music Series (BYMS), the Northeast Youth Music & Arts Festival (NYMA) & the Every1 Creative program (E1C).
Over the past year, COLOR IN SOUND has developed strong roots within the youth community through monthly ‘open mics’ for youth under the age of 25.
COLOR IN SOUND has founded an annual festival called North Youth Music & Arts Festival that will showcase music and artwork from over 700 young performers hailing from an array of locales throughout the Northeast, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Vermont.
COLOR IN SOUND has begun campaigning for donations of music and art equipment. The goal of securing this equipment is to provide music and arts programming to populations with disabilities, mental illness, and addiction issues, as well as low income communities.