Washington Middle School sixth grade musicians, Siena DeAngelo, Christian Pumford and Emma Westley, recently took time out of their day to spread holiday cheer with a cello performance at St. Susan Center. The students played popular holiday songs during the lunch service at the Center.
“We are so thrilled that the students took the time to visit our Center,” said Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of St. Susan Center. “It is a hard time for a lot of people around the holidays and I think it is great that these students are using their musical abilities to make it brighter.”
Siena and Christian approached Washington Middle School’s Orchestra Director, Gina Wakefield, and told her that they were part of the KWAC (Kids With a Cause) group at St. Susan’s Center. Ms. Wakefield thought it would be nice to go there and perform and the students came up with the idea of putting together a Christmas program. They worked hard to prepare 10 different cello trios to play during the two-hour lunch service at St. Susan’s.
“We wanted to share the holiday spirit by doing something that we loved,” said Siena.
“I thought it would be fun to share my cello playing with others and bring them some holiday joy,” said Emma.
Mrs. Wakefield is proud of her students.
“I am so impressed with these students and their ability to think of others,” said Ms. Wakefield. “I think it’s important for them to make a connection out in the community and show people that we have some really thoughtful and talented students!”