I don’t often cry when I hear ‘Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’ or ‘Jingle Bells’ but I think you can see why I was getting quite emotional in band rehearsal yesterday afternoon. This is a Primary School band with children from Years 1-6 and with mainly younger children. All but three Year 6 children play in the band and what a sound they make. Our infants were rehearsing for their Nativity so they don’t feature in this video. I can’t wait to play alongside the children at the next family mass-10th December-before our Christmas Fair in school. Tell all of your friends and families and come along! If anything will bring Christmas cheer, it is our school band. I can’t describe how proud I am of the children and of the standard they have reached in such a short amount of time. They are all reading music, which is wonderful, and they come together to enjoy a shared talent.
Yesterday morning’s assembly theme was about the Parable of the Talents and the end of today rounded it up nicely. Jesus taught us to use our talents wisely and to use them to serve others. Young children playing in a school band to bring happiness to each other and to the wider community is certainly my idea of this. What a great week we have had.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy this taster of what is yet to come at next family mass!