The Music Industry Activity Program took us back to the Royal Melbourne Hospital to visit the Alternative Medicine Department. We listened to Emma O’Brien and her staff explain how providing musical support for cancer sufferers, the terminally ill and patients on the neurology ward changed lives. We heard from patients who had received this therapy and the incredibly positive effects it had on them during a difficult time. It was a very inspiring and uplifting experience and one that I hope will spark an interest in helping others.
FINAL TERM 2 MUSIC
By Karoline Kuti
The final music blog of the term has me feeling very proud of our amazing students. There has been a tremendous amount of music making and performing this term, which has inspired some children to take up an instrument for the first time in order to be part of this fun and others to take their music studies more seriously.
The good folk at the Live Music Is Good For You Festival had this to say about our Preshil Musicians, “From the whole team at the 5th Annual Royal Melbourne Hospital ‘Live Music is Good for You’ Schools Festival thank you for your extraordinary contribution to the festival. This years proceedings lifted so many hearts and spirits. People are continuing to give us great feedback.
It was a delight to have your students with us for the day. Welcome to our festival family! Such a pleasure to see such a broad age range making music together. Your students made for an excellent final day of the festival and we can’t wait to see some familiar faces in the coming years.”
Keep supporting your children in their musical endeavors, keep listening to music and support live music as much as you can. Details of term 3 soirees, concerts, ensembles and music week will be revealed in the week one music blog next term.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday.
Soiree Thursday 12 June
Early on Thursday 12 June, many children and their parents came to experience the final soiree of term 2. The 28 varied acts from students across the school ensured that the concert was a huge success. It was a wonderful testament to the dedicated work of the instrumental teachers and the students. What an amazing term of music making!
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