2019 Recipients Since 2006, Doctors in Recital has raised nearly $500,000 dollars to support area programs to improve the health, wellness and quality of life in Brown County. Through an application process each year, the Doctors in Recital board chooses a community partner to receive 80% of the event proceeds and music partners to receive 20%.
Community Recipient: Encompass Child and Family Advocate Program The Encompass Child and Family Advocate Program works with families who live in poverty enrolled in their centers. Research has shown that children who grow up in poverty have large gaps in school readiness. This can be reversed by high quality early education programs. The Child and Family Advocate Program helps meet a family’s immediate needs, and connects them to community resources to improve their self-sufficiency. This allows their children to remain in Encompass programs, improving their school readiness skills and preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond. Children who remain in this program for a year show 100 percent gains in literacy, numeracy, social, emotional and physical development, and are ready for school.
Music Education Co-Recipients: SOL: Baile Folklórico de Nicolet; the Ukulele Club, a program of the Howard-Suamico School District Elementary Music Department; and the 6:30 Concert Series at UW–Green Bay.
SOL: Baile Folklórico de Nicolet is a traditional folkloric dance troupe for students at Nicolet Elementary School. Its purpose is to connect students and the whole community to the Hispanic culture through performance art. Dancers learn the value of working hard, honoring traditions and sharing their gifts while investing their time and energy into learning about their heritage. The program provides previously untapped opportunities for these students to discover and develop a love for music and dance.
Ukulele Club - The Howard-Suamico School District will use its share of the concert proceeds to create a ukulele club for students at Howard Elementary School, and create a set of traveling ukuleles for elementary music classrooms in other district schools. They hope to introduce every elementary student to the joy of making music, as well as foster a district-wide community of musicians who share expertise with a single, economic and portable instrument.
The UWGB 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the UWGB campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by musicians, composers and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. The program intends to serve as a gateway for new audiences, improving access to the arts as a whole.
Past Community Partner Recipients 2018: ASPIRO Positive Parenting Program 2017: Literacy Green Bay 2016: CASA of Brown County 2015: Ben's Wish 2014: Marion House 2013: AFCS Camp K.A.R.E. 2012: Freedom House 2011: Oral Health Partnership 2010: Howe Neighborhood Family Resource Center 2009: Adolescent Parenting Coalition 2008: Center for Childhood Safety 2007: Golden House
Past Music Education Partner Recipients 2018: Washington Middle School's Creative Skills Class & Music for the Sake of Music 2017: Youth Orchestra Program at St. Norbert College 2016: Howard-Suamico School District's Harp Choir 2015: Institute for the Fine Arts at East High School