Wow. I really didn’t expect that. I envisioned it, but was not sure that every piece would come together… but it did! A crowd of over 200 gathered to see the Heads Up Youth from our REMIX Urban Arts Camp wow them… over 50 youth, staff and parents came out of nowhere for some junkyard drumming, bachata dance and hip hop choreography with an awesome backdrop of a mural the kids created about “VISION for CHANGE”. There was visitors to the Marriott, Lancaster fans, first friday strollers and just people cuaght in the right place at the right time… it was really inspiring. One observer said “I had no idea we had this kind of a thing!”… by ‘thing’, they must have mean ‘awesome urban arts scene filled with passionate professionals and youth that ooze potential’.
Thanks to Shannon, our program director, for making the first ever REMIX camp a huge success. Thanks to the SDoL for supporting our camp so we could provide free services to the middle schoolers of the city! All the amazing staff and volunteers made a huge impact – YDC, Dex, Lindsay, Paul, Vanessa, Rob, Keilah, Amber, Mike, Ben, Rose and the parents too!
The official video will be posted soon. IF you caught some clips, we would love you to email them to us so we can compile them… photos too. Post your clips on FB and make sure you ‘like’ Heads Up Lancaster and tag us. Thanks to the hot dog stand who let me stand on top of their …stand and thanks to the Marriott for letting us film from their building.
Thanks also to Chad Linton for the awesome REMIX shirts he printed for us and Abby and Erin for helping film!…I think the bar has been set as far as Lancaster flash mobs go!