When Glenwood Place Community Relations Manager Brooke Davis contacted the Marshalltown High School Vocal Department about taking a few students out on Valentine’s Day to sing love songs for her residents, she said she would do it if she could. Very lucky. Form a trio or quartet.
To her surprise, 14 students—all women—answered the call, crooning classics like “Stand By Me,” “Chapel of Love,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” leaving her The admiring audience clapped and sang most of the time. time. In addition to Glenwood, the group traveled to UnityPoint Hospital, Iowa River Hospice and other nursing homes and assisted living facilities around town, under the direction of high school voice teacher Amy Ose.
As Davis says, the holidays can be tough for seniors who are widowed or separated, and she hopes music can bring a little joy to those people. This is the first time the students performed “Singing Valentine’s Day”.
“I don’t know why this came to mind, but I think it’s an inspiration for everybody,” Davis said.
The singers didn’t have much time to reflect between performances – after singing in two different areas of Glenwood, they were headed to the next stop – but Ose was happy to do it again, as she had previously done at Same job in Minnesota.
“I love the engagement with the community, and the more we can get our young people here to show what they do and their love for our community, it just makes everything better,” Ose said.
Contact Robert Mahari at 641-753-6611 ext. 255