The student orchestra from Park View Middle School visited the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center several times over the last few weeks to bring a spark of joy and classical music to brighten the day. …
The student orchestra from Park View Middle School visited the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center several times over the last few weeks to bring a spark of joy and classical music to brighten the day. The orchestra visited on May 31, June 5 and June 7 where they filled the dining room and played for those in attendance.
David Quiroa, the Assistant Director of Senior Services said that 100 students and between 35 and 40 seniors attended the performances. The performances were coordinated in partnership with Orchestra and Band Director of Park View Sara Weir and Senior Services Acting Programs Coordinator Yvette Grullon.
Weir said performances were coordinated as the result of winning the Peter R. March Foundational Grant, which stipulates that winners hold performances and make connections with local seniors. The foundation award the middle school a music grant in order to support “the efforts of teachers to lead their students to a fruitful life of behavioral kindness and emotional wellness by nurturing empathy and compassion through community service.”
Students performed a number of pieces, which included: “Dragon Slayer” by Rob Grice, “Fiesta Time” by Victor Lopez, “Dragonhunter” by Richard Meyer, “Shut Up and Dance” arranged by Michael Story and
“Song of Peace” by Deborah Baker. (Photos Courtesy of David Quiroa)