On Thursday 25 October, the Year 10 and Year 11 Music students headed to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) to perform at their Music on the Bridge lunchtime concert series. Music on the Bridge is a charity which provides weekly concerts for patients, visitors and staff on the RPH overpass bridge between the North and South blocks of the hospital.
Our students performed classics including Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and The Jacksons’ “Blame it on the Boogie”, as well as more recent contemporary hits by James Bay and the Plain White Ts. It was a great opportunity for our students to use their God-given talents to give back to the RPH community, and to see patients and staff stopping by to listen to our students. The smiles and compliments we received were very encouraging, and we even had a toddler dancing along to our performances!
Here are some comments from our students about the day:
“I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and bringing smiles to people’s faces. It was a very good experience and should be done every year.”
“I enjoyed being able to perform for people in the hospital and see them smile, I also just enjoyed performing in general. That little (dancing) girl made my day.”
“I really liked performing together. The atmosphere was great. We played to the best of our abilities and played as a team, which made the performance quite successful.”
“I enjoyed being able to perform music to those who need to smile. I also enjoyed seeing people smiling as they walked past, they seemed to really enjoy having us there to lift them up.”
“I enjoyed the atmosphere and the fact that I could have a chance to make people smile and hopefully lighten up their day. I also enjoyed the practice leading up to it, it was a challenge and an experience.”
“I really enjoyed playing with each other, both the Year 11’s and 10’s. I loved having more experience in setting up, performing and also helping to lead the younger students and helping them with their tasks.”