You see it in the movies — neighbors walking house to house singing carols to bring Christmas cheer. But I’ve never in my life actually seen it happen, let alone been a caroler — until last Saturday.
The students of Harwood Studio filled the halls of Meadowdale Worklofts with the sounds of Christmas at their Open House and Caroling Party. No one was shy. The stronger voices held the tune so that even the youngest could mouth the words as they toddled along.
It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Maybe this is why it is a tradition. In a way putting yourself out there to sing out loud to strangers brings down walls and brings together community. In many ways that is how I see Harwood Studios: a community of music learners that supports each other through the ups and downs of learning not just how to appreciate music, but how to make music together. How lucky we are to be a part of such a community.