Kent Prairie's Choir on Fire connects with Arlington senior citizens and other community members through music

Kent Prairie's Choir on Fire connects with Arlington senior citizens and other community members through music
Choir on FireKent Prairie Elementary School’s “Choir on Fire” has been entertaining Arlington senior citizens and community members for nearly two decades. This year, the choir was part of Arlington’s Santa Parade, the Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach, and Handel’s Messiah at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. On Dec. 18, they performed for residents of the Olympic Place retirement and assisted living community and Cascade Valley Senior Living.

“The students did such a great job singing their songs,” said Olympic Place resident, Helen Washburn. “They made eye contact with us and even sang in different languages!”

“We really appreciate the elementary students taking the time to visit us and entertain us with music,” said Olympic Place resident, Barbara Hinton. “It really takes us back to when our children were that age.”

The students sang carols and other holiday music during their performances.

“It’s important to connect with the senior citizens and other community members,” said Kent Prairie Music Specialist, Laureen Breon. “The choir students are very respectful and work really hard to put on a good show.”