WELCOME to our Exclusive "YES" Club Vision Page!
"Click the Pic" below to visit our NEW Facebook Page!
Our "YES" Program and Workshops are in alignment with the IL State (& National) Board of Education's "Social Emotional Learning" Mandates!
We CELEBRATE our recent endorsement by:
Regional McDonald's Owner and several YES Club Members after our "Veterans Day" performance. "Click the Pic" above to see the WTVO TV-17/FOX-39 News Clip.
Every Month on "Last" Saturdays, we will be having "HAPPY TIMES" @ McDonald's with Mr. C & the YES Club at select Locations...Our 1st One was @ the Mulford Rd. Site (where we met Mr. Guy). Come here the YES-IC share some of their BEST SONGS of UNITY-PEACE (UP)! Our next One is upcoming on Saturday, February 25th @ 11:30AM-1PM @ the East State Street (just East of Alpine Rd.) Location!
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PAST GOOD NEWS:
Mr. "C" also shared Holiday Songs @ the Jefferson/State Streets Location on December 17th with Ronald McDonald, himself, Santa Claus, and the entire Bucciferro Family! "Click the Pic" below to see a "Personal Endorsement" of the "YES" Club!
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On this SOGN Web Site Page, you can acquire all you need to embrace the Scope and Curriculum of our Program and Projects! "Click HERE" to SEE!
Check out our "YES" Calendar (Top Right) to see "What's Happening" SOON!
CHECK OUT OUR LATEST YES CLUB NEWS VIDEO CLIPS "HERE"!
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to our YOUNG EAGLES on the BEST Dr. King Celebration EVER! "Click the Pic" further down in the larger section to see the News Coverage! Our 11th Annual Celebration will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 1-3 @ the Mendelssohn STARR Auditorium! Check out this Powerful WIFR TV-23 "Morning Blend" Show Interview:
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PAST "GOOD NEWS":
Here is a GREAT PHOTO from our Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" Event...welcoming the Stephenson County Boys and Girls Club "YES" Club Freeport Branch Core Group (Executive Director, Jim Rhyne Jr.; Educational Coordinator, Becky Spindler)!
More Photos are forthcoming! "Click the Pic" above to see a Video Compilation of their "Brat Days" Performance!
BRAVO to the Kids on their 8th Annual performances at the IL State Fair in Springfield! It was our BEST TRIP! HOORAY for our 1st time to welcome the YES-IC from our Freeport Branch YES Club! MORE SOON about them!
"Click the Pic" below to see a Video Compilation of their performances!
We would like to acknowledge Mr. Gary Sciortino for his interest in taking Pictures for SOGN (most photos on this Page)! We truly appreciate him and his Wife & Assistant Jeanean! We have recently Welcomed them as Special "YES" Club MEDIA Support! BRAVO!
PAST "GOOD NEWS":
Below are pictures from last year's Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" performance! It was FABULOSTASTIC!
"Click" our YES Club Pic & Vids Tab for MORE!
Here are a few more shots from the making of our "FIGHT RIGHT" Music Video!
Here are some shots from our 2012 5th annual trip to the IL State Fair...
Here are some Pics from the 2013 6th Annual Trip to the IL State Fair:
"Click the Pic" above to see our Complete Schedule and Events!
The NEXT upcoming YES Club Core Group Meeting will be on "PRESIDENTS DAY" on Saturday, March 11th @ 3-5PM @ St. Paul Lutheran Church NW Site @ 4881 Kilburn Ave. (@ the Springfield & Riversde Stop Light).
We will be discussing New Memberships as well as Future Recording Sessions!
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BRAVO TO ALL Who Participated in our First "HAPPY TIMES" @ McDonald's with the "YES" Club (Furture Shows will be on "Last Saturdays" @ 11:30AM-1PM).
Don't Miss Anything!
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The "YES-IC" was asked to Sing on Friday, November 11th ("Veterans Day") for the Vietnam Veterans Honor Society's Event @ the LZ Peace Location @ Midway Village! It was our Annual School's-Out Activity! The Kids did a FAB JOB, again! It was after this Show that Mr. C and a Group of YES-IC Kids ate at the Mulford Rd. McDonald's. It was there that we met Mr. Guy Bucciferro (Owner of "12" McDonald's Locations in Beloit, Rockford and Byron; see Pic in Top Left). He was so impressed with the FUN and JOY that came from our Table that he soon met and officially endorsed the "YES" Club Vision! MORE on our New Community Partnership SOON!
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Past GOOD NEWS:
BRAVO to the YESIC on their Excellent Performance at the Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" Festival on July 16th @ the Harlem Schnucks Site (1st time there) as well as their 9th Annual performances at the IL State Fair in Springfield on Saturday, August 20th! Pics & Vids coming SOON!
"Just Say, YES!"
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PAST "GOOD NEWS":
CONGRATULATIONS, YOUNG EAGLES on our 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration as well as a FAB 1st Annual "Rally for PEACE" Event! See Home Page for "Two" Separate TV Video Clips!
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CONGRATS to them on past year's WREX TV-13 News Clip from their "Columbus Day" School's-out Workshop! We hope to get coverage for this year's Meeting as well! "Click the Pic" below to see...
Past "GOOD NEWS":
CONGRATS to the YES-IC for another Performance at the 2015 Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" Fest...
This year, the Kids performed @ the Edgebrook Mall Site...welcoming our Freeport, IL Branch "YES-IC" from the Stephenson County Boys and Girls Club"! Click "HERE" to see a Video Compilation of that Dynamic Experience!
SOGN also shared Music earlier that Friday @ the East State Street Site!
AUGUST Events inconcluded our 8th Annual trip to the IL State Fair in Springfield on Saturday the 19th ("Conservation Day")...
...representing the Rockford Park District! WOWEE! Performances included "Two" Stages featuring the YES-IC as well as a Special SOGN "American Music History" Show on the Ethnic Stage the previous Friday!
Action Pics & Vids will be forthcoming!
The Rockford Park District has renewed our Contract to provide "YES" Character Workshop Sessions in their 21st Century After School Programs at Lewis Lemon Academy, McIntoush Elementary and Kennedy Middle School Sites!
After a Successful Summer Program, "YES" Workshop Sessions will be welcomed to continue in the 21st Century After School Program at the Stephenson County Boys and Girls Club in Freeport, IL (inc. our Branch YES-IC)!
Click "HERE" to see a TV News Clip re: the Program!
"GOOD NEWS" ARCHIVES:
In 2012, we were Thrilled to Welcome SPLS Students to our YES-IC as well as our Event Program!
Our 7th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration was our BEST EVER! Here's the TV-23 WIFR News Clip:
On December 22nd (2011), the Kids met to work on our "FIGHT RIGHT" Video Project over Christmas Break! "Click the Pic" below to see a News Clip of our Kennedy "YES" Club Video Session on Monday the 12th! The DVD was released at our 6th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration @ Mendelssohn PAC on Monday, January 16th @ 3-5PM! "GOOD NEWS": You can now see our finished Video on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ph3gL3k2E.
It's also Available NOW for purchase at our MUSIC STORE! Get your Copy TODAY!!!
MORE "GOOD NEWS": The "YES" Club made the Register Star Newspaper on the Day after our Dr. King Celebration. Click the links below to see a Nice Article (with quotes from Dianna) as well as several Powerful Action-Photos! BRAVO!
The following Week, the DVD hit the Rock River Times Regional Newspaper as well!
POWERFUL "PAST" NEWS: Last October, our "Columbus Day" Workshop went very well...with Visitors from the Rockford Register Star & WREX TV-13! Click the links below to see Photos and a Powerful News-Clip Video! BRAVO!
The YES Club Choir continued their Legacy of Singing for the Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" Festival (New Pics coming). We are very Grateful for another Grant we received from the Alpine Kiwanis Club to assist us with our "FIGHT RIGHT" Video Project! Here are some shots from the Video Taping Session (with our Auburn Student Friends running the cameras)!
"YES" Club COMMUNITY SCOPE:
The "YES-IC" is accepting New Members at this time as we are Moving Forward with our 2017 Program, Projects and Performances. We are also planning for a New CD Release this Summer!
"BRAVO" on our "YES" Club 11th Annual "Let Freedom Ring" Dr. King Day Community Celebration held on Monday, January 16, 2017! It was our BEST EVER! "Click the Pic" below to see a Powerful News Clip from WTVO TV-17/Fox39:
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"BRAVO" on the YES-IC's 9th Annual trip to Springfield for their Performances at the IL State Fair on Saturday, August 20, 2016. MORE Pics and a Fabulous Video is coming Soon! HOORAY!
PAST GOOD NEWS
"BRAVO" to our GREAT YOUNG EAGLES on their 10th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration! It was our BEST EVER! "Click the Pic" to See News Coverage!
The "YES" Inspirational Choir was featured at our 8th Annual "Let Freedom Ring" Dr. King Day Celebration (January 20th)...and received coverage from All "3" TV Stations and the Rockford Register Star Newspaper.
We enjoyed Special Guests: Ms. Betty Pumphrey...
...Ms. Dorothy Paige-Turner and the RAAC "Council Choraleers" Community Children's Choir and Kathy Kidd (RVC Student, who sang the opening Selection: "Let There Be Peace on Earth").
We were proud to welcome Ms. Edith McCauley to present our Annual "Young Eagle STAR" Award, in Tribute to "Chicago Legend" Mr. Julian Swain. This year's Recipient was Kennedy Middle School Student, Nadia Phipps (YES-IC Lead Soloist, holding the Microphone in the Pic below). The Kids also sang @ the Stephenson County Boys & Girls Club Dr. King Event in Freeport that evening. BRAVO for them!
Of course, "Ms. C " made the front page of the Register Star Paper the next Morning...
...heralding a Wonderful full page Segment on the Event! Photos posted here are from that page.
"Click the Pic" below of this Great New Shot of Mr. C "Smiling" in action @ the Dr. King Show to see the actual Article:
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU at our upcoming 9th Annual Celebration!
Our 2015 Event's Theme is: "A PEACE Movement for Improvement", launching our New Movement for "P.E.A.C.E." = "Positive Energy And Character Excellence". This is also our General Scope for the expansion of "YES" Workshops in our Region. We have already begun a New Program @ the Stephenson County Boys & Girls Club in Freeport, IL (Tuesdays from 5-6PM). We are also about to launch "YES" Workshops through a combined Program with Immanuel Lutheran, Aquin and Tri-County Christian Schools! More locations are pending.
Please, visit our $upport & Donations Page to make an online contribution toward our Winter/Spring Recording Projects! THANK YOU for Your HELP!
New YES-IC Core Group Members will enjoy the opportunity to perform at the IL State Fair in 2014! WOWEE!!!
PAST "GOOD NEWS"!
In June of 2012, the "Young Eagles Soaring Inspirational Choir" (YES-IC) were the closing act @ the Midway Village "Many Faces/One Community" Celebration on Saturday the 30th. BRAVO for Them!
Their 2014 SPRING CD Album is slated to be recorded during Christmas Break and will include our "Let's GO GREEN" song promoting Environmental Awareness and Education! "Click the Pic" below to hear the Kids inspiring us to "Change to Green" & "Make some Green" as well.
Composed by: Professor Carl A. Cole ((c) SOGN 2011)
Drums/Bass/Engineering by: Andrew J. Cole
Alto Saxophone by: Evon J. Sams
This Song was performed by the YES-IC on the Beautiful Illinois Building Auditorium Stage at the IL State Fair in Springfield (8/20/11) for its "Conservation Day"...representing the Rockford Park District! We are excited to possibly be able to record some of the footage at their Beautiful New "Nicholas Conservatory"! MORE SOON...
Check out this Wonderful Letter of Endorsement from the IL Environmental Protection Agency!
"Click the Pic" for your Copy!
Here's MORE about our Program and "How We can HELP YOU"...
The “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club is an Alternative Educational Recreational Program for Elementary, Middle & High School Students to acquire Inspiration for Self-Improvement for Scholastic and Social Wellness…using the Power of Music Arts as a Primary Teaching Tool. Our Goal Scope is for Participants to maximize their Academic Skills and Creative Talents with an emphasis on Freedom from Drugs, Alcohol, Violence and Crime. General activities include Character Development “RESPECT” Workshops and “POWER of UNITY” Recording Projects! Concepts are illustrated by a Core Musical Singing Group called the “Young Eagles Soaring” Inspirational Choir
(YES-IC)…who also perform Annually, representing the Rockford Park District, at the “Conservation Day” @ the Springfield, IL State Fair (5 years straight since 2007). An Initiative to HELP GIRLS is in the making called “Young Excellent Sisters” (YES)…through the “It’s ALL In Me” Workshop Series presented by “Certified Virtues Trainer”, Dianna Cole, SOGN Director of Education. ALL Workshops & Recording Projects are provided through “Sounds Of Good News” (SOGN) Productions…Visit: www.soundsofgoodnews.com.
Membership is FREE! Participants must complete a Registration form and maintain reasonable communication and satisfactory attendance. Personal Interest in Fine Arts is encouraged but not mandatory. The “YES” Club Vision is Co-Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church (SPLC), as a part of a Collaborative Effort with SOGN called “Inspiring Communities” (IC=I See). YES Club Workshops are currently being presented in the Rockford Public Schools @ the 21st Century Rockford Park District After School Program @ Lewis Lemon Academy as well as @ “School’s Out” Workshops…where Participants learn & sing Songs that build Character. More information re: YES Club Workshops for your Site or School, YES-IC guest performances, “RESPECT” Workshops and “POWER of UNITY” Recording Projects are available upon request! FEE$ are negotiable!
Supervisor/Musical Director/SOGN Founder & CEO: Carl A. Cole (Mr. C);
Program Manager/SOGN GM & Director of Education: Dianna Cole (Ms. C);
SOGN VP of Recording Productions and Special Projects: Andrew J. Cole;
St. Paul Lutheran Church Community Outreach Partner: Pastor David Thies
Special Projects will include: CD & DVD Recordings, Field Trip Performances, TV Appearances.
For more information, Call Ms. C @ (815)914-1487.
Sounds Of Good News (SOGN) proudly presents…
“COLE” Facts 4-Kids Workshop Series
with Carl & Dianna Cole
The “RESPECT” Workshop deals with Character Building exercises for Self-Improvement and Development. The acronym “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” stands for “Recognizing Each Student’s Potential Excellence, Creativity and Talents”. Sessions focus on the “Inner Person” through instilling “Better Ways” for Students to “Think, Act and React”. All exercises are powerfully illustrated by Music (the Universal Language that Kids listen to most), Drama and Creative Arts…with Wisdom and Humor based on “Proverbs of King Solomon”. The Workshop itself consists of three vital Components:
Component One: “Respect for Oneself”…dealing with subjects of Attitude, Health, Anti-Substance Abuse, Image, Hygiene, Success, Scholastic Motivations, Career Choices, as well as Family & Community Duties.
Component Two: “Respect for Others”…dealing with Inter-Personal Relations, Communications, Anti-Violence & Crime, Healing Racism, Unity in Diversity, as well as Cooperation and Patriotism.
Component Three: “Respect for Leadership”…dealing with Parents, Guardians, Teachers, Employment Supervisors, Community Leaders and Senior Citizens…inc. General Rules, Regulations and Laws.
Workshops are highly recommended in Public & Private Schools. FEE$ are negotiable! Youth Music CD’s & DVD’s are available to interested Participants (Featuring the “Young Eagles Soaring” Inspirational Choir)...as a personal tool to constantly remind them of the “COLE” Facts. Moreover, Sponsorships for Workshop fees and CDs are appreciated. Donations may be mailed to: P.O. Box 1132; Rockford, IL 61105; and made payable to: “Sounds Of Good News” or “SOGN”. Tax Deductible 501c3 Donations can be made payable to: “St. Paul Lutheran Church” ( Co-Sponsor of our “Inspiring Communities” Extended Ministries Projects)!
The “POWER of UNITY” Program:
“U” = “Understanding”: “I Want to Know”
“TRUTH!”; Input vs. Output; Actions & Words determine Success!Patience=staying out of the “Fast” Lane! ASK, SEEK & KNOCK!
“N” = “Newness”: “A New Thang” & “Let’s GO GREEN”
Something New & Better comes from doing such! CHANGE of ATTITUDE! Education for Inspiration for Perspiration! IMPROVEMENT!
“I” = “Involvement: “We Need Each Other” & “Cooperation”
No Man is anIsland! COOPERATION! 3-Threads make a Stronger ROPE! Work with Leaders and Peers! BELONG to the “YES” CLUB!In order for your Plan to Work>Work your Plan!
“T” = “Treatment”: “The Golden Rule” & “The 3-R’s”
“RESPECT” for Oneself, Others and Leaders! Interpersonal Relationships! LOVE vs. LUST? CAMARADERIE=FRIENDS? Expectations of results!
“Y” = “YES to Success!”: “Just Say, YES!” & “Fight Right”
DREAMS! GOALS! ANTI-Drugs, Alcohol, Pre-Marital Sex, Violence & Crime; Scholastic Motivations>Academic Excellence! CAREERS!
THANK YOU for Supporting our "YES" Club Fund-raisers this year! We appreciate your Helping Us to HELP Kids! We CONGRATULATE them on the BEST EVER 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on January, 17th, 2011 @ Mendelssohn PAC (above photo). They recieved TV coverage from ALL THREE Regional Stations! WOW! Click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAcQijbr8I8
DEMO CD’s & DVD’s of these Powerful Songs are available!
MORE GOOD NEWS SOON...