One Voice Children’s Choir and United Way of Northern Utah, two non-profit organizations, team up to bring “A Million Dreams” to help children in poverty. “A Million Dreams” is all about children meeting their dreams through the assistance of parents, teachers, and programs like United Way.
The opening scenes portray a young girl in need. She is given a new orange backpack by a United Way worker, and then brings her parents along to receive assistance with basic needs and financial stability. The girl progresses through school and benefits from academic support, and then ultimately graduates from high school. This same young girl returns to United Way to provide support to future children. The music video portrays how parents, schools, and United Way work in partnership to open doors for every child to achieve their dreams.
Masa Fukuda’s arrangement of the “A Million Dreams” and the voices of One Voice Children’s Choir beautifully illustrate United Way of Northern Utah’s capacity to make a difference in many children’s lives, which then inspires those children to reach out and positively influence others. Inspiring hope is a common thread in the missions of both the United Way and One Voice Children’s Choir, which this video richly portrays.
Make a tax-deductible donation to United Way to help assist children in need: https://uwnu.org/a-million-dreams/a-million-dreams.html, or by clicking on the donation link within the video.
Music arranged and Produced by: Masa Fukuda, director of One Voice Children’s Choir
Violin: David Price
Soloists (in order of appearance:)
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Masa Fukuda
Cinematography by: Cody McCarthy
Color Red Media
United Way Production supervisor:
United Way Production and Casting team:
Elementary girl: Olivia Hains
Junior High girl: Erika Hains
High school girl: Lacy Thompson
Parents: Alma and Roberto Candido
Little boy: Kanstin Schulfer
United Way of Northern Utah
United Way of Salt Lake
United Way of Utah Valley
Ogden School District
Ogden High School
T.O. Smith Elementary School
Cottages of Hope
Justin McFarland (Box Elder County drone footage)
One Voice Children’s Choir production:
Production supervisor: Susan Campbell
Video direction and on-set coordinator: Nicholas Maughan
Post-production supervisors: Suzy Oliveira, Jill Wankier
On-set sound technician: Robert Weiss
Additional production assistants and chaperones: Katie Higbee, Nancy Edgington, Jill Wankier, Deanna Herring, Claudia Higginson, and Linda Jo Whitman.
Behind-the-scenes videographer: Rory Sorensen
Filmed-on location at Ogden High School
One Voice Children’s Choir is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Utah, USA. The vision statement of the choir is, “through music, we inspire, enrich, uplift, and serve our global community, while building youth as One Voice.” Please help One Voice Children’s Choir continue to create family-friendly music videos. You can support the choir for as little as $1.00 by visiting our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/onevoicechildren
Sheet music for this song, and many other songs arranged by Masa Fukuda can be purchased through Gambel Oak Publishing: http://www.gambeloakpublishing.com