On December 16th and 17th members of Bond Academy’s Junior Choir and Show Choir visited three retirement homes in the Scarborough area to sing the Christmas songs to the residents. The choirs were eager to visit the establishments so that they could help bring joy to the residents during the holiday season.
The choirs sang a variety of classic Christmas carols such as Winter Wonderland, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, and Jingle Bell Rock. Each resident was given the words to all of the songs being sung and small percussion instruments such as tambourines and maracas. Both choirs encouraged the audience to join them as they sang and to accompany them with the percussion instruments.
The choirs began singing as a large group, in the front of the audience. Then, members dispersed about the room and sat or stood next to an audience member, further encouraging them to sing.
In all the performances, several students sang small solos or played instruments for the audience. At the end of the performance, the audience thanked the students graciously and offered them cookies and snacks.
Throughout each visit, students were incredibly respectful and appreciative for the opportunity to create a fun event for the residents during the holidays. They could feel that they were making a positive impact on the people they visited and helping to add more joy to them.
The teachers involved were extremely proud of the way the students conducted themselves.Well done choirs!