Project Description

High school students today don’t have any memory of 9/11/2001. They are naive to the ways that it shaped the world they were born into. This video was a powerful teaching moment. It wrote on their young hearts some of the reverence and patriotism that reflects the best part of what came out of those tragedies. We tried to capture some of what that day was like — not so much the events but the feeling. As we pushed through the recording process, tears were shed, a spirit of reverence for those innocent lives was felt in a way that only music can communicate. It all started when doTERRA invited our youth to perform in 2015 at their global conference. The dates of their conference coincided with Sept. 11. Rather than avoid the somberness of that day on the calendar, they took it as an opportunity to honor the innocent and spread a message of hope. We gave our first performance of this little-known masterpiece by Rob Gardner in a packed arena, performing for more than 25,000 in one day. They graciously made the footage available to us which allowed us to deepen our own experience with this music. There is so much morning attached to this tragedy we wanted to communicate a message of hope in what are still “perilous times.” The message of religious leader Gordon B. Hinckley just days after 9/11/2001 matched perfectly the message we as youth want to share with the world, that “We can have peace in our hearts and peace in our homes. We can be an influence for good in this world, every one of us.” Read his full remarks here: https://tinyurl.com/mucgejl