Farrell, who has worked as a singer/songwriter since 1991, has traveled to over 17 countries to teach and educate students from kindergarten through eighth grade in song. With seven albums and three books, Farrell has been awarded a Parent's Choice Silver Honor Award and a Dove Foundation Award for "The Great Earth Sing Along." He has also created the Bridges of Peace and Hope charity, a non-profit organization that helps students and teachers to create collaborative creative arts programs in education projects to promote understanding, respect and non-violent solutions internationally. Farrell was impressed by the way the students at Brandt acted during the performance and said the teachers are committed to the students not only as learners but as citizens also.
"It's very evident that the staff here are committed to students as learners and as citizens," he said. "They work on character and its very evident."