LCC students make music videos for seniors

LAUREL — The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School grades five through 12 band members have been busy this month recording videos to be sent to the area nursing homes including Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, The Embers in Coleridge, and Parkview Haven in Coleridge.

The assignment was given by Patti Beyeler, LCC’s band director during the first week of E-Learning, March 23 through March 26.

The assignment was for all band members to pick a song they thought would bring joy to the residents’ day, during this lonely time for them.

The students were to practice their chosen song and record themselves playing the song on their band instrument and then send the recording to Beyeler.

Beyeler then sent the students’ videos on to Virginia Lundahl at Hillcrest Care Center and Kathy Lubberstedt at Parkview Haven and The Embers. So far, 42 videos have been sent to the local facilities to share with the residents.

The students were excited to be doing community service with this project, said band director Patti Beyeler.

Some students even shared special messages for their grandparents in their band videos.

Virginia Lundahl, Hillcrest Care Center Administrator said she was very thankful Beyeler and the students thought of them.

“Thank you for sharing the music of your students with us. The residents have been enjoying hearing them play. What a fun idea to help us get through COVID-19,” she wrote in in a note to Beyler. “Thanks so much to you and your students. We love LCC students”

Kathy Lubberstedt, activities director at Parkview Haven and The Embers also showed her appreciation for the project.

“Thank you, the residents are enjoying the music, this was a great idea again Thank you for sharing,” Lubberstedt said.

This assignment was designed as a way to brighten someone’s day, Beyeler said, adding she is glad her students were able to do just that.

Anyone that would like to view the LCC band student videos can do so at the Laurel Advocate website at www.laureladvocate.us

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