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Kettering Senior Music Programs

The Kettering Senior Show Choir is a volunteer program under the City of Kettering, Ohio, and sponsored by the Charles Lathrem Senior Center for the purpose of enriching the lives of its senior volunteers through singing four-part harmony Broadway Show or Christmas Music choral concerts to entertain independent, assisted living, and nursing care residents as well as other Dayton area organizations.

Not quite up to a formal chorus, but still interested in singing and having fun? The Joyful Musicians program may be just the ticket. Focused on easy to sing melodies, the group enjoys practicing together and occasionally singing for area organizations.  Learn more about senior music programs in Kettering below.

Kettering Senior Show Choir

Kettering senior show choirMISSION STATEMENT: The Kettering Senior Show Choir is a volunteer program under the City of Kettering, Ohio, and sponsored by the Charles Lathrem Senior Center for the purpose of enriching the lives of its senior volunteers through singing four-part harmony Broadway Show or Christmas Music choral concerts to entertain independent, assisted living, and nursing care residents as well as other Dayton area organizations.

OUR DIRECTOR:– Raymonde Rougier is currently directing and accompanying the Kettering Senior Show Choir and Joyful Musicians through the Charles Lathrem Senior Center, and also accompanies on the piano/organ other choral and musical groups in the Dayton area: Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Stebbins High School choirs, and the Trotwood Church of the Brethren. She is a former music teacher in the Kettering City Schools for 30 years and graduated as a Piano Major and Music Education minor from Eastern Kentucky University. Raymonde has 60 years of experience playing the piano.

The Kettering Senior Show Choir performs throughout the Miami Valley. For more information on this group, please call the Lathrem Senior Center at 937-296-2480.

PRACTICE LOCATION:
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center
2900 Glengarry Drive
Kettering, Ohio 45420
Fridays, 9:30  – 11 a.m.

Joyful Musicians – Making Music and Memories

joyful musiciansWith the goal of bringing happiness to others through their musical performances, the Joyful Musicians, an all-volunteer group sponsored by the City of Kettering at the Lathrem Senior Center, sings 16 times per year throughout the greater Dayton area at social clubs, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The group sings the hits from the 30’s through the 60’s, plus plenty of patriotic and seasonal favorites and encourages the audience to sing along. Kazoos, percussion and rhythm instruments add to the enjoyment of the performances. Many are tapping their toes and singing along before the performance is over.

No audition is required, and you do not have to read music in order to join the Joyful Musicians. The group takes off during the winter months.

Joyful Musicians is directed by Raymonde Rougier, a former Kettering Schools teacher and active member of the Dayton music scene. For more information about the upcoming season, call 937-435-8066.

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