Junior School Musicians Perform at Bupa Aged Care3rd May 2018
A charming group of Toowoomba Grammar School young musicians had the residents of Bupa Aged Care tapping and clapping this morning (Thursday, 3 May).
The 47 TGS Junior School boys have been rehearsing since the start of the year, with this Bupa event the perfect pre-eisteddfod performance for the troop.
Bupa residents were delighted by the TGS ‘Tribe Junior’, which is made up of students in grades two and three, the TGS ‘Tribe’ which incorporates grades four, five and six and the TGS ‘Chambers Winds’, which is a small woodwind ensemble.
These students are extremely passionate about their music and rehearse in the mornings before school, or of an afternoon after class, under the guidance of Junior School Music Teacher, Kellie Dixon.
They performed the John Lennon classic, ‘Yesterday’, along with various choral pieces that the elderly residents found very entertaining, many singing along.
“Residents always enjoy the performance,” said Tracey Lange, Bupa General Manager.
“They love seeing the young boys singing and having a chat with them during morning tea after the show.
“It’s a really special social opportunity for many of the residents, who may not get to see their own grandchildren regularly.”
There’s a connection for the children too, who remember some of the residents from their previous visits and love the hospitality and warmth that they’re shown.
The boys are always very excited about the event because they realise how valuable it is as a community service, they understand that some of the residents are unable to go out and enjoy concerts anymore and they are bringing that opportunity to them.
The boys feel good when they see how much joy their visit provides the resident.
This Junior School musicians have been visiting local nursing homes for more than ten years.
This morning’s event was extra special, with resident Audrey Holmes celebrating her 89th birthday.