Soldier’s Serenade – Walter Reed

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

Tables are set for those who gave the ultimate sacrifce

On the day following the last day of the 2012-13 school year, the Sterling East Chesapeake students performed a musical event at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. The event, held in the beautiful Warrior Café, was a way for the young Plymouth Brethren of Baltimore and Washington to bring a smile to the faces of the injured and unwell military personnel, or at least brighten their day.

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

High school and middle school choir

Dressed in black and white formal attire, the school students arrived at the hospital thrilled at the chance to give something back to those American heroes who had given so much in the service of their country.

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

Elementary school choir

Only a sparse audience greeted the students when they began to sing. However, as the performance continued, the café continued to fill with people. First, the students performed choral songs as a group, followed by a rousing rendition of ‘Layla’ by the older boys, and some solos were sung as a finale.

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

Whole school with teachers

Partway through the performance, a food cart was brought out for the students, which they were very grateful for. However, the best part of the day for the Sterling East Chesapeake students was to see the smiles they had put on faces of those courageous men and women whose lives had been changed forever by tragic injuries.

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

High school boys band

The positive feedback the students received from the event has encouraged them to consider the possibility of visiting the Walter Reed Medical Centre again, in the future.

Plymouth Brethren - Walter Reed

Happy atmosphere at Warrior Cafe

50 thoughts on “Soldier’s Serenade – Walter Reed”

  1. "George" from the Tropics says:

    A splendiferous performance by Chesapeake sudents!!! Encore!!!! Please post as many recordings as possible. Would love to hear more!

  2. Luvit says:

    how do i listen to the music-soldiers serenade

  3. Sharon says:

    how do i listen to the music

  4. Hayley says:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  5. nonamouse says:

    thanx for the recording
    it’s much better with it, makes a whole load of difference

  6. N says:

    Cool as!:) Keep it up!

  7. Alfie the warrior says:

    brilliant, keep it up – love that parts singing

  8. Former East Coast Student says:

    Good on you all!!! Awesome singing!! Keep it up!! Got any more recordings? I reckon we need more of this in the US, we’ve got talent too, let’s show it! :):)

  9. Bea says:

    This sounds so great. Cant wait to hear the next choir performance. There should be more of this happening around the different countries!

    1. Geegee says:

      It is happening a lot, but we don’t always hear about it on here.
      At our school it’s the little ones that do it and the old folk and the villagers LOVE it!

    2. Windy says:

      Our school is practising for this at the moment – I think the first performance is at a nursing home in the beginning 2014 – it will be a good start to a new year for the young and the old!

  10. student that was there:) says:

    hey, that turned out pretty good! 🙂 us kids have to admit that we thought it was going to be cheesy, but now we’re pretty proud of what we did! 😀

    also – just for those who don’t know – the table pictured in the blog has some meaning to it: the salt represents the saltiness of the tears, the lemon represents (i think? can’t quite remember) the bitterness of war and the overturned glass represents the men overseas who we can’t toast to.


  11. tigger says:

    hey guys… that sounds really cool! 🙂
    the recording make all the difference.

  12. EPIC!!!!!;-) says:

    Awesome Vocals!!! Got any recordings of the boys band?? From what I’ve already heard, they are an EPIC band with EPIC singing!!! 😉

  13. Auntique says:

    Absolutely fantastic – too bad there’s not more posted for us to hear! Well done and thanks for the recording!

  14. red cabbage says:

    please could someone post a link to the Firefly song that is now on here..?? i’m afraid my computer’s the sort that doesn’t like the recordings on these blogs. Admin, is there anyway of changing the format of the recordings so they work on all computers?? Thanks 🙂

  15. Winnie the Pooh says:

    Roly the Raddish-see LOOT’s comment further down for a link for the recording

    1. Geegee says:

      NB: That link gives you Sinnerman, but nothing else.

  16. Roger says:

    Good recording! Can we have the recording of Sinner Man aswell please?

    1. Geegee says:

      How come all we could get WAS Sinnerman and now today there’s another one??
      Are there some more to come? These recordings are tantalising!! Some get one some get another, and some get none at all. Glad for what we DO get though! we all love singing, don’t we?? Well done kids!

  17. Frog says:

    Thanx a lot for the recording…great voices!

    1. Roly the Raddish says:

      hey up – wheres the recording you’re all talking abt?

    2. Frog says:

      At the top of the page…or click to download them above(NEP and LOOT)

  18. Well Done! says:

    Thanks for the recording..! 🙂 Can we have a clip of the older boys “Layla” please?? 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Yes please says:

      Yes please can we have something of Layla I would love to hear it

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