What fun the “good ole guys” from the Hills have had singing together over the past months.
Saturday 13th July saw us wind our way south once again to visit with Russell Bailey and “new and improved” Wollongong guys. After workshopping a couple of songs in the morning, we had lunch together, then headed off deeper south to the Warrigal Nursing home at Albion Park. Here we provided a combined concert for a very receptive audience. The folks at Warrigal all suffered from age related disabilities and don’t get out much. It was a great experience for all of us to share our music with them. In the pause before the tag in Barbara Anne one of the grand dames jumped in with “Oh, that was lovely, you can sing that again”. We could see the positive impact the music had on the residents and the workers with many of them responding with big smiles, singing along and moving to the beat. It was great to be part of the first concert for many of the Wollongong guys.
Another part of our outreach program is to actively seek busking opportunities in local shopping centres. This has added some funds to the coffers but more importantly showcases us in the local community. More people hear us, know we exist, that we sing well and we have fun. Our last sing out at Dural made it into the local paper.
Recently we have had great fun preparing our “special” performance piece for the Hobart Festival. Rob Sequeira spent a very productive day with us and it was terrific to have his input. He is a great educator and gave us very positive assistance and feedback. Lots of input, lots of fun, an all singing all dancing spectacular piece. Those Adelaide larrikins had best be on their game. See y’all in Hobart.