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VIDEO | De La Salle Santiago Zobel students serenade, uplift spirits of wounded AFP soldiers

De La Salle Zobel students and wounded soldiers gathered at the V. Luna Medical Center for a concert by the students to honor the military men, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

De La Salle Zobel students and wounded soldiers gathered at the V. Luna Medical Center for a concert by the students to honor the military men, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

The Dela Salle Santiago Zobel Chorale and Strings serenaded AFP Soldiers last August 4 at the auditorium of the AFP Medical Center (also known as the V. Luna Medical Center) to honor the latter and to provide music as part of their healing therapy as they recover from their traumatic injuries and illnesses, and to uplift their spirits.

The De La Salle Santiago Zobel Strings perform for wounded soldiers at the AFP Medical Center in Quezon City, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

The De La Salle Santiago Zobel Strings perform for wounded soldiers at the AFP Medical Center in Quezon City, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

The musical concert was organized by Monique Pronove of Pronove Tai International Property Consultants together with AFPMC Chief Col. Joseph Acosta and Col. Jocelyn Turla, DLSZ Chorale and Strings in collaboration with Makati Medical Center (MMC) Foundation, Tramway, and JCI Ortigas.

The De La Salle Santiago Zobel Choir perform OPM songs for patients of the AFP Medical Center, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

The De La Salle Santiago Zobel Choir perform OPM songs for patients of the AFP Medical Center, August 4, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Makati Medical Center Foundation joined hands together with the V. Luna Medical Center to bring the student performers to the hospital. The students, in turn, were given the opportunity to interact with some of the patients and learn more about the tough life of a soldier.

The DLSZ chorale rendered songs such as “Magsimula Ka” by Gines Tan and “Better World” by Ryan Cayabyab.

Next, the DLSZ Strings performed upbeat tunes such as “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson, “Uptown Funk” and “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars that inspired the soldiers to dance and have fun.

Military patients at the V. Luna Medical Center enjoy some dance time as the student performers of the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School serenade them. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Military patients at the V. Luna Medical Center enjoy some dance time as the student performers of the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School serenade them. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Music therapy has been part of the healing program, alongside medical treatment, of patients from military organizations abroad. At the V. Luna Medical Center, the happy faces and movements of the patients showed that music, such as that generously shared by the talented kids of DLSZ, can refresh energies, touch spirits. and truly become a joyful experience.

Watch this video of military patients responding to the songs and music of the young students of DLSZ:

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