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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Virginia This Morning

This morning, Abigail was privileged to be able to play the harp with the American Youth Harp Ensemble on WTVR 6. The American Youth Harp Ensemble played "Sleigh Ride" and "Carol of the Bells" on Virginia This Morning.

We have had five of our girls play with this ensemble and every one of them has thoroughly enjoyed it. Zola and Abigail are currently our only girls in the ensemble  -- Abigail in the Touring Ensemble and Zola in the Concert Ensemble. Occasionally, Katie still plays with the Touring, but since graduating she has been pretty busy. This group has provided many opportunities for our girls, including --  teaching, mentoring, traveling and definitely the discipline and value of hard work.

The nice thing about the AYHE is that they do so many community services. Sarah and Caroline have been able to play the harp in their Harp Therapy program, and they really enjoy it. It has been really good for them.  They are mentored by members of the AYHE who train to work with children with special needs. I think it is a great program, and we are blessed to have this opportunity, here in Richmond, for our girls with Down syndrome.





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