Qihui (Ariel) '19 and I wanted to further diversify the experiences students can gain through community service by giving students, especially musicians, an opportunity to volunteer at Meadow Lakes, a senior community near Peddie.
On our first trip , Anny '18, Sue '18, Ariel '19, Emma '19, Alex '16, JT '16, Rocco '16, Ziyi (Sara) '19, Alex '18 and Yoyo '18 prepared a performance for the residents.
Our audience at Meadow Lakes seemed to absolutely love it, and the best part of the performance was getting to talk with them afterwards about their experiences with music and performing. We definitely plan to do this more regularly starting next fall!
Our hope is that this program will provide its the musicians of Peddie an opportunity to foster a deeper, more meaningful passion for music, and to connect this passion with a greater cause that goes beyond each individual student. By applying their talents outside of the Peddie gates, the group can engage in a meaningful activity that enlivens our wider community. We hope our organization will help students at Peddie build stronger relationships with our senior neighbors through the charm of music.