Johnny Mars is, without doubt, an extraordinary musician and performer, who has many years of playing music with a host of credible and elite artists; names such as BB King and playing on the same stage as Jimi Hendrix and Alice Cooper. He continues today performing in major Jazz festivals across Europe and the USA and making appearances in the UK. A man of many talents, Johnny’s vision is to share his love of music and this inspired him to write his own world song to be performed by school children in the UK. The aim is to ensure that this song will become a global anthem to be enjoyed by our future generations as a voice of reason and understanding; an antidote to the everyday challenges facing world peace.
Johnny has taken music to a new level of participation by allowing children to come together and sing a universal song of hope, peace and togetherness. Music has always been a major influence on so many people and, to allow schools to come together on a public platform to perform this song, is truly inspirational and allows all children, regardless of their background or ability to be part of a journey. Johnny is keen to work with schools and music teachers and involve other artists from across the music industry to take the opportunity to support this project of wellbeing for all. 2018 will see a major performance involving thousands of school children coming together to sing the anthem but the vision continues as Johnny’s aim is for schools, colleges and youth clubs to write their own anthem and showcase this to demonstrate the impact that music and words can create throughout the global music scene.
Johnny recognises that music has changed a lot but he still maintains the fundamental belief that music has a message. It is an ambitious project but one that Johnny is more than able to drive forward using his professional skills and experience coupled with his unique vision of school children coming together to sing and enjoy the power of music. Johnny’s dream is to see the anthem become a global and inspiring song that has a lasting impact towards creating a world full of acceptance & tolerance; he believes that music is the only way to achieve this globally. By inspiring the school children to sing together, united as one voice, it will ensure that the hopes, dreams and togetherness will be heard as a positive from our future generation. The message is that no matter where we are, we can sing and create the harmonious voice of song across the world. It is a truly ambitious project but the commitment of everyone to get involved and support this truly inspiring song will see the anthem becoming a worldwide success story. Only the power of music can achieve such lasting impressions with so many people right across the world.
The Johnny Mars Foundation now seeks young people to come together to form a Somerset school choir – please visit www.johnnymarsfoundation.co.uk for more details.
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