Angel Band Project
Sexual violence is a silent issue. We're working to break the silence and inspire people to engage with this issue through the transformative power of music. Our mission: to use the power of music to provide healing, raise awareness, and create positive social change for survivors of sexual violence. We are The Angel Band Project.
6267 Delmar #3W
Saint Louis, MO 63130
According to the American Music Therapy Association, "Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings." (http://www.musictherapy.org)
In the aftermath of trauma, music therapy can be successfully used to provide structure and release while also addressing several goals, including: improving self image and validation, social interaction and adjustment, as well addressing trust issues.
"As a social work teacher, I want people to understand, learn and feel what survivors of sexual assault may encounter. The Angel Band Project is reaching out, educating, and touching people. I applaud The Angel Band Project because it effectively reaches people on a topic that is often not talked about - sexual assault." - Dr. Susan Tebb, School of Social Work, St. Louis University
"The Angel Band Project turns loss into hope and healing by harnessing the power of music to educate, inspire and promote lasting change. They are a welcome addition to the movement to end sexual violence in Missouri." - Gail Reynoso, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
"Sexual violence will only be stopped when the silence around this tragic, life-altering issue is ended. Through their music, the Angel Band Project has raised their collective voice to end the silence and send a resounding message of understanding, hope and renewal." - Kathleen Hanrahan, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate