December 17, 2013

MASON -- Residents of two area assisted living communities enjoyed special music and Christmas cheer from Mars Hill Academy Grammar School students last week.

Mars Hill sixth graders provided holiday joy to residents of Twin Lakes Assisted Living in Montgomery. Students escorted residents to the activity hall and entertained them with traditional carols; violin, piano and recorder performances; and a reading of the Christmas story from the Bible. MHA sixth grader Mance Ranne of Cincinnati also performed a song from the upcoming Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s show “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” in which he stars as Amahl.

“Music is such a part of who we are at Mars Hill,” said Mr. Joe Persing, sixth grade teacher at Mars Hill. “We sing several songs and hymns during a typical school day, and our students enjoy performing for others, especially to senior citizens who may not have an opportunity to see a Christmas concert.”

Mars Hill second graders paraded through the halls of Brookwood Retirement Community in Sharonville, singing Christmas carols and reciting a Christmas poem, Bethlehem Town.

“To hear the residents singing along with these traditional carols they grew up singing brings as much joy to our students and we bring to them,” said Mrs. Alicia Weber, second grade teacher at Mars Hill.

Photo: Mars Hill Academy Second Graders Christmas caroling at Brookwood Retirement Community