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WHEN THE STORY BECOMES A SONG...

FREEDOM SINGS USA!

Using the power of songwriting to provide alternative therapy to our veterans.  
Healing with Song.

 
 
Classes Meet:
 Wednesday's 9:30 a.m.
Erlanger Lifestyle Center-325 Market Street-3rd Floor

Note:  January 29th-Class will meet at 1:00 p.m. instead regular time of 9:30!
Every other Thursday evenings at the
Vet Center-Premier Drive

 
For more about Freedom Sings USA,
click here for a video describing the program and stories.

Our Mission

Freedom Sings USA's Mission is to help veterans and active duty military and their family members who are experiencing stress to tell their stories through the process of songwriting in creative and therapeutic settings. When the story becomes a song...Freedom Sings throughout the country. We want to help as many veterans who are in need of what we do tell their story  

with creative writing, music therapy and vet to vet therapy.

If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who may benefit from Freedom Sings USA, please contact us!

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Just released, Freedom Sings USA-Volume IV  
Visit "Our Music" page to listen & download
the CD or individual tracks!

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Army Veteran, Fred McDade
 VA Veteran of the Day  

UPCOMING EVENTS & LINKS:

***Wednesday, January 29-Class begins at 1:00 p.m. instead of 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 4-Program at American Legion Post 14 at Memorial Auditorium.

Friday-Sunday, February 21-23-Little Rock, Arkansas-Retreat and Classes begin.

Friday-Sunday-March 13-15-Huntsville/Muscle Shoals, Alabama-Retreat.

Friday-Sunday-April 3-5-Kansas City-Retreat

Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2-Freedom Sings USA and Tennessee River Gardens hosts Freedom Sings USA for the Children.  Tennessee River Gardens times TBD.   Free concert Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lookout Valley Community Center.  Click here for application and more information.

Monday, May 25-Memorial Day Celebrations

Friday, July 3-Pops on the River, Coolidge Park, 150 River Street.  

Monday-Wednesday-July 20-23-Montrose, Colorado-Retreat and Concert on July 22.

August-Little Rock, Arkansas Retreat.  Dates TBD.

Saturday, November 7-Fundraiser-The Walden Club Luncheon and Concert.

RECENT EVENTS & LINKS:

 

Friday, January 3-Live airing of the "This N That" Show.  News Channel 9 at 12:30 p.m.  Featuring Freedom Sings USA.  

 

 

Wednesday, 12/11-Freedom Sings USA Christmas Concert at Songbirds.

Tuesday, 11/12-Airing of the “This N That” show.  News Channel 9 at 12:30 p.m.  Featuring Freedom Sings USA, Singer/Songwriters, Don GoodmanSteve Dean
SSGT Van Booth as Van continues his mission
"Walking For Life".


Wednesday, 11/13-Arrival of Van Booth into Chattanooga's Erlanger Lifestyle Center 9:30 a.m. for Van’s debut party.  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY.

Wednesday, 11/13-Continue walking to Edley’s BBQ on
the North Shore as we gather for Van's arrival & a benefit for Freedom Sings USA and Van’s Walking for Life.  Featuring Freedom Sings USA, and 
The James Kelly Band in from California.  
2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY.

Saturday, 11/16-White Lightning Harley Davidson, Grilling for Charity.  Al Jarvis and Freedom Sings USA. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11/23-White Lightning Harley Davidson. Al Jarvis will be grilling up burgers by Freedom Sings USA.   Also, support their blood drive from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.

 


 

MEET THE TEAM

 

The people behind Freedom Sings USA-Chattanooga:

 
 

Bobbie Standefer
Executive Director

Don Goodman
Lead Songwriter-Wednesday Class

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Steve Dean

Lead Singer/Songwriter-Wednesday Class

Billy Crain

Lead Singer/ Songwriter
Vet Center Night Class

Who We Are

Freedom Sings USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Chattanooga Tennessee founded in 2019. We pair professional songwriters with veterans, active military and their families to help them tell their stories through song. We hold weekly ongoing classes on Wednesday mornings and Thursday nights in 

Chattanooga, Tennessee and sponsor events and group retreats throughout the U.S. Those we serve need no musical background, only the desire to tell their story. In a typical session, the songwriter listens and encourages the participant to lay out the "puzzle pieces" of his or her experience. Together, they arrange those pieces into verses and choruses. The result is a complete song that they can call their own, then as alumni they have the support every week of other veterans who are alumni and to support new veterans just writing their songs. Chattanooga started as a former program but outgrew that concept to want to have ongoing support for the veteran and be a dependable source they can rely on.

Our Mission

Freedom Sings USA's Mission is to help veterans and active duty military and their family members who are experiencing stress to tell their stories through the process of songwriting in creative and therapeutic settings. When the story becomes a song...Freedom Sings throughout the country. We want to help as many veterans who are in need of what we do tell their story  

with creative writing, music therapy and vet to vet therapy.

 

Our Vision

Our Vision is to help as many veterans throughout the country and provide the model for the ongoing dependable support they need until they feel they can experience all that life has to offer them.

Our Goal

Our Goal is to establish Freedom Sings USA as a unique and viable treatment option, using creative and integrative therapies to help individuals recover from the stress of war and improve the quality of their lives. 

Al Jarvis

Treasurer

Lee Waters

Secretary& Photographer

CONTACT US

We want to hear from you. Reach out to us through email or
send a message online!

If you're a veteran looking for help, we're here for you! 
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