EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
Students practice more when they are preparing for an event. Events also provide students an opportunity to see others perform and build friendships with other piano students. So, we try to keep an event on the calendar.
We take a piano to McAlister's Deli several time each year. When students are not playing the piano, they help the staff serve food, refill drinks and clear tables - the kids love this event! They earn 10% of all sales in which we donate to great local organizations! Past recipients have included the Belleville Cathedral's food pantry and Randy's Rescue Ranch located in O'Fallon, Illinois.
We have also played at Peel and I Scream You Scream in O'Fallon, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, local nursing homes, Saturday morning breakfast for the needy, and every Christmas we play at The National Shrine of our Lady of the Snows and for the Holiday Hilltop 5K.
Randy's Rescue Ranch in O'Fallon, Illinois
On November 11th, 2018, the kids played music in the event space inside the barn, then they toured the ranch and learned about the rescued animals. The students brought bags of apples, carrots and Cheerios to feed the animals - and left LOTS of extra treats for the week. At the end of the evening the kids enjoyed S'mores by the fire.
McAlister's Deli in Fairview Heights, Illinois
Refilling drinks at McAlister's Deli. Funds raised were given to the Belleville Cathedral Food Pantry.