Corona students bring toys, concert to Altadena orphanage
By Staff report Band members from Corona’s Santiago High School traveled to the Five Acres orphanage in Altadena and gave each child a Build-A-Bear, and performed a concert. (Photo courtesy of Santiago High School Band and Colorguard)
While most high school students were sleeping in on Dec. 27, 2017 a large group of the nearly 300 band members from Santiago High School in Corona traveled to the Five Acres orphanage in Altadena.
“The Five Acres performance provided a profound experience for the Santiago kids to see how good they have it and how lucky they are,” said parent Deanna Schultheiss in an email. “Every time they perform in differing locations (nursing homes, orphanages) it helps them realize that they can go outside themselves and build their cultural community by working with both younger and older generations.”
The students presented a $1086.42 donation, gave each child a Build-A-Bear, and performed a concert.
“It is important for our band students to be connected with, and use their gifts to serve others being raised in situations different from their own,” said band directors Joe Dudek and Kris Parish in an email. “Our desire is that the Santiago band students will learn how to intentionally serve the community around them through their gifting of music.”