BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A professional singer and songwriter from Canada is giving kids in Binghamton a positive place to raise their voices.
Dana LaCroix has established the Binghamton Children's Choir.
It's made up of about a dozen kids from the City who rehearse once a week and perform at the end of the 8-week session.
It's free, open to kids of all abilities ages 7 to 11 and Serafini is providing free transportation for choir members who need a ride.
For the holidays, they're working on Jingle Bell Rock and Winter Wonderland.
LaCroix says it's important for kids to have the chance to express themselves musically.
"It's a language that everybody understands. It's a way that kids can communicate with each other without even talking. When I'm working on things and we're talking and there's a lot of energy in the room, people start to fragment off. As soon as we start to sing, we come together and communicate in a different way," said LaCroix.
While the sessions are 8-weeks long, kids can return each time to grow the choir.
The group rehearses at United Presbyterian Church located at 42 Chenango Street, although the choir has no direct affiliation with the church.
On December 9th the choir will perform at the Broome County Regional Farmer's Market.
For applications to join the choir, go to BinghamtonChildrensChoir.org.