Press release from JetSet GetSet
Dearborn County-area teen band JetSet GetSet.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County-based band Jetset Getset has joined a national campaign to help stop bullying in schools.
A new music video for the song “Stronger” is being shown on the website of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, along with personal video messages from members of Jetset Getset discussing why bullying is an important issue to them. Seehttp://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/student/jetset-getset.asp. The video can also be seen on YouTube athttp://youtu.be/CDtfpIBbpZ4.
One of 10 songs on Jetset Getset’s album “Saturday Night” (Playback Records), “Stronger” offers an inspirational message about self-respect: “Sometimes the world comes crashing down around you / You want to hang your head and cry / Sometimes you feel you’re not much to look at / But there is more to you than meets the eye.”
“Many kids are bullied because they are perceived as being different,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “’Stronger’ is powerful because it speaks about the value in being who you really are.”
“We are honored to be partnering with PACER because of the organization’s emphasis on education,” added Jetset Getset manager Kelli Jette, who lives in Moores Hill. “You have to change attitudes about bullying before you can effectively change behavior.”
Jette, who founded Jetset Getset in 2011, teaches educational psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on bullying and recently co-authored an article on the subject for Peace Studies Journal (Volume 6, Issue 3, 2013), a publication of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium.
“Stronger” was written by Jennifer Eliason of Lawrenceburg, the mother of Avery Eliason, one of the singers in Jetset Getset. The music video was produced by Barking Fish Entertainment, a nationally recognized production company with offices in Cincinnati and Los Angeles.
Every year, an estimated 13 million kids in America are bullied. PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources.
Jetset Getset is comprised of singers Tori Little (16), Sadie Loveland (16) and Avery Eliason (15); guitarists Jason Owens (17) and Justen Jette (16); bassist Paul Kelley (17); drummer Gillian Bowman (13) and keyboard player Terry Ranck, the only adult who performs with the group on a regular basis.