We are so excited to be partnering with Don't Miss a Beat this Summer! We're bringing our Creativity Behind the Curtain curriculum to their summer camp as they prepare for their amazing showcase!
ABOUT DON'T MISS A BEAT (DMAB)
Don’t Miss a Beat was founded in 2008 by Ulysses Owens, Jr. and his family. The program began with the singular objective of helping suspended youths stay in school so they wouldn’t “miss a beat.” Since then, DMAB programming has evolved to include the performing arts, academic enrichment and civic engagement as well as job skills training for parents.
In 2010, with help from City Councilman Warren Jones, DMAB was selected by the City of Jacksonville and JaxParks to be “in residence” at the J.S. Johnson Community Center’s Youth Room in Jacksonville. This great honor allowed DMAB to provide programming for underserved youth all year long and enhanced the organization’s sustainability by providing it with a permanent home.
The Jacksonville New Music Society’s mission is to serve as a vehicle for new and creative music in Jacksonville. The JNMS will serve as a catalyst for growth in the Jacksonville musical community by commissioning, promoting, and performing new works. Performances will feature local artists, as well as stylistically and culturally diverse guest performers. The JNMS seeks to integrate all forms of music, from classical to jazz, creating works that defy classification. Additionally, the JNMS will provide masterclasses, instruction, and opportunities for young, aspiring composers and musicians. A current and evolving musical portrait of Jacksonville, as inspired, vivid, and culturally diverse as the people who call it home, is what the Jacksonville New Music Society is all about.
AVL Productions, Inc. is a Northeast Florida based company founded by Stephen Unkelbach. Stephen was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and began working in the local events industry at a very young age. In 2007, Stephen started AVL Productions with 1 main sound system and a small lighting rig. From the very beginning, Stephen instilled the core value of this company, which is placing client satisfaction as a top priority.
Players by the Sea partners with AVL Productions to provide quality audio, video, and lighting equipment as well as staging and décor for all of our events.