Experience the Eclipse -- Through Music?

Posted by Amanda Keeney on August 21, 2017

In 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was on the big screen. And, wow… that music! With today’s significant solar event, I’m reminded of songs that create wonder, articulate our connection to a larger world or simply celebrate our ability to step barefooted on green grass and dance beneath the moonlight.
 
Earlier today, I witnessed the creation of a solar projection box for my nine-year-old son. Admittedly, it’s left me feeling a bit nostalgic and with more than a few songs rattling in my head. In 1979, I was seven years old and leaned on my dad, an unabashed music and science nerd, to help me fashion my own solar projection box. I still remember feeling giddy with my head surrounded in cardboard.
 
A little background – My parents were band nerds. In fact, my mom, a medaled majorette, said she selected the tympani simply to be seated nearer my dad – a masterful musician and trumpet player. I say nerd in the best possible sense and I count myself lucky for their unabashed love of music. Growing up, my bedroom featured a prized record player where I would listen to my mom and dad’s music collection and gaze out at the night sky to consider my place in a changing world.
 
In anticipation of today’s big event, I serenaded my son with almost every song I can think of from an eclectic music collection I inherited from my parents: Moonglow, Moondance, Harvest Moon, Both Sides Now, Moonriver, etc. I’ll admit, my parent’s nerdiness lives on in me. There are many examples. Here’s one: marching bands make me cry.

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Women's Leadership Series | Elise Mitchell

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on January 20, 2017

What an evening!

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Cheers to the New Year!

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on January 1, 2017

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. - Neil Gaiman


This time of year, we are reflecting on those who have made our success possible in 2016. Mitchell wouldn’t be the same without each of our partners, collaborators, clients, and friends, and we want to extend a sincere thank you.

As we turn the page of a new year, know that you can keep counting on us.  Here’s to 2017! May it bring you growth, change, challenge and success.

Sincerely,

Elise, Sarah and the entire Mitchell Team

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Mitchell goes Purple for #SPIRITDAY

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on October 20, 2016

At Mitchell, we are proud of our culture of inclusion. We proudly GO PURPLE today in a stand against bullying and to show our support of GLAAD and LGBTQ youth.

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