Brass quintet brings holiday cheer to New Jersey seniors

On Monday, December 20, more than 50 seniors from St. Mary's Assisted Living and Residential Center and St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Center gathered to hear the sounds of five instrumentalists as they played different Christmas tunes, according to The Times of Trenton.

The quintet belonged to the Peter Nero and the Philly Pops orchestra, who has played at Morris Hall for the past nine years.

Residents smiled and tapped their feet to songs such as Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful and even The Little Drummer Boy, despite the fact that the quintet only played brass instruments and had no drummer.

Although there have been several holiday concerts for the seniors, resident Jeane Clarke told the news source that this performance was the best yet.

Brass quintet brings holiday cheer to New Jersey seniors "I thought it was wonderful. We needed some pep."

This concert was also a charity drive and, since the tradition began nine years ago, it has raised $900,000 to date.

This wasn't the only musical performance in time for the holidays - at Gran's Home assisted living facility in Alabama, a mother and daughter performed tambourine music and sang Let It Snow, according to The Dothan Eagle.

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