When we left off in the previous blog post, we had only completed half of our residency in Swift Current and were already excited by the response we received. And there was still more to go! Well, the next morning we headed out to the Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre, an incredible facility that was like a magical wonderland of learning, where we played for about 65 very young children. We had fun with them, even making a rhythm train that made its way all around the centre.
We had been invited back to Riverview Estates for lunch with the promise of a rehearsal space, so off we went! The people there are really lovely and it was nice to solidify the connections we had made the previous day. And I think we all decided that we’d like to end up there when we’re of age!
In the evening, we had our final concert at The Bentley, which was a beautiful retirement home. We had a full crowd, and enjoyed chatting with the residents alongside some wine and cheese after the performance. It was a great way to end off the residency in Swift Current, and we do hope to return next year!
After having visited so many small towns and cities that one born in Regina seldom gets to see, it becomes more and more obvious how wonderful the people and places of Saskatchewan really are, and how universal music really is. We played similar programs wherever we went, and were met with the same positive, engaged faces of our audiences, regardless of age or musical background. Indeed, we do try to put in a bit of everything for everyone, but there seems to be a higher value placed on music so that it perhaps wouldn’t matter quite what we play, so long as we share it with passion and love.
Anyways, we are very excited for our final concert of the tour in Moose Jaw at the Mae Wilson Theatre, and cannot wait to see what will come from it!