Great Bend Center for Music creates community

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Great Bend Youth Chorale performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

It's never too late to join a choir or learn an instrument, and the Great Bend Center for Music in Union is an organization that hopes to help kids and adults find their sound.

Founder and general director Matthew Melendez described the organization as "an organization that explores the research-based ways that music can be used as a tool for community development." Melendez said he wanted to create the organization as an institute for applied research, figuring out how to "programitize" the research and get the research into the hands of community leaders.

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