Our fourth annual family and friends fall event proved to be the biggest and best! Members of The Next Stop spent weeks preparing lasagnas and cookie bars to serve to our guests–all 250 of them. With a theme that opened up many possibilities, we enjoyed an Italian meal, listened to a Latin band, ate a variety of international desserts and best of all… members performed 3 different musical pieces from around the world.
One group played an African welcome song using many percussion instruments while others performed the welcome dance. Another group highlighted the talent of a member who plays the bagpipes to play a Scottish song–Loch Monde. While he played the pipes, others were backup with a variety of percussion instruments. The last group represented England and was led by members playing the guitar and keyboard….while others waltzed. This entire musical performance was choreographed and directed by our music therapist.
This truly was our members’ night. Lasagna and dessert prepared by them. Table flag decorations made by them. Australian Aboriginal art display painted by them. Musical performance performed by them. Members all put forth their best effort and that was especially appreciated by their audience of family and friends.