Spectrum Playing at ESO Dance

Posted on September 12th, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Spectrum Playing at ESO Dance

A Pittsburgh band comprised of adults with autism will perform at the kick off dance for Expanding Social Opportunities (ESO) program at the Barber National Institute on Friday, Sept. 15. The group, Spectrum, will provide entertainment from 7 – 8 p.m.

The ESO dance, which is developed for adults with intellectual disabilities, will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Barber National Institute gym. The program is held in cooperation with volunteers from the four local colleges, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, Edinboro University and Penn State Behrend.

Spectrum was formed in 2015 and includes four musicians, three males and a female, who share a love of music and a diagnosis of autism.   All accomplished musicians, they play classic rock, blues and pop, and have performed t many venues and festivals in the Pittsburgh area. They are brought to Erie with support from Band Together Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization that utilized the universal effectiveness of music to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of youth on the autism spectrum and their families.

Adults ages 18 and over are invited to attend the event. Admission is $5 and includes all carnival games and snacks. More information is available by calling the Barber National Institute at 814-878-4088 or at www.BarberInstitute.org/ESO.