Getting Into the Community at the VA

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | performance, community

It's great to use playing music as a relaxation technique or a creative outlet, but there's just something extra special that happens when you share music with other people! Playing in front of an audience also builds self confidence and creates an excitement that is hard to match with other hobbies. Several students were able to share their gift recently at the Veterans' Affair long-term care wing for residents, workers, family members, and friends! There were some super fun water-themed songs with titles like "Lakeside Tranquility" and "Under the Sea" along with patriotic classics like "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "God Bless the USA" (featuring Daniel Collins' vocal talent!). The Nugent Girls and the Boomwhackers made an appearance on "Eye of the Tiger" - Ms. Tanya even played the bell kit! Check out the performances on the NMA facebook by clicking this link!

Thank you to the students for loving music and sharing it with others, their parents for driving them there and knowing the importance of music lessons, and everyone at the VA who allowed us to come perform! We had a blast and it was a wonderful experience!