Mainly about shar­ing mu­sic and de­vel­op­ing re­la­tion­ships

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

KYABRAM Sal­va­tion Army has cel­e­brated one year of bring­ing mu­sic to lo­cal tiny tots.

Mainly Mu­sic is a pro­gram for par­ents or pri­mary car­ers to en­joy with their chil­dren, build­ing closer fam­ily re­la­tion­ships while shar­ing a love of mu­sic.

Run by a team of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, ses­sions last for an hour each Thurs­day, giv­ing fam­i­lies a chance to sing songs to­gether.

‘‘They sing, dance, play mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and use other props such as pa­per plates, lycra pan­els and scarves to cre­ate mu­sic,’’ Kyabram Sal­va­tion Army’s Cap­tain Gail Roberts said.

‘‘Af­ter that, we give all the kids, par­ents, care-givers and grand­par­ents morn­ing tea.

‘‘Adults also have the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a play­time with their chil­dren with the great range of toys the Salvos pro­vide.’’

De­vel­oped in New Zealand in 1990, the pop­u­lar pro­gram has since spread to Aus­tralia and be­yond.

Al­though run by Chris­tian churches, Capt Roberts said Mainly Mu­sic did not have a re­li­gious agenda and is open to every­one.

‘‘We hope Mainly Mu­sic will fur­ther de­velop fam­ily re­la­tion­ships, as well as the Kyabram Sal­va­tion Army’s re­la­tion­ship with the lo­cal com­mu­nity,’’ she said.

Mainly Mu­sic is held at Kyabram Sal­va­tion Army each Thurs­day from 10am.

The cost is $4 per fam­ily, with con­ces­sions avail­able.

For de­tails about the pro­gram, phone Capt Roberts on 5853 2684 or visit www.main­ly­mu­

Cas­sidy Beecroft is pic­tured en­joy­ing the Mainly Mu­sic pro­gram.

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