Students from Regents School brought a bit of festive cheer to Pattaya with their Christmas performance at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya last Saturday. They were taking part in the hospital’s annual Christmas bazaar which had a number of stalls from various local community projects. Pattaya Orphanage, the Father Ray Foundation and Rayong Bakery were amongst those involved in the day – the stalls were staffed by volunteers who were helping to raise money and raise the profile of their good causes.
Valerie DeSaeghe, one of the vocalists with the band explained how the group has only been together about six months, “We practice once a week. It’s worth it because we get to improve our musical skills and play music we really enjoy.”
Lisa Durant, Valerie DeSaegher and Francis Calalang sing some Christmas classics with the Regent’s School soul band.
The soul band performed a number of Christmas classics, including Santa Claus is Coming to Town, We Wish you a Merry Christmas and I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. Mr Rolfe, Head of Secondary at Regents School was full of praise, “The band certainly livened up the day and added to the festive atmosphere in the hospital. I felt like Christmas had arrived early. The students, as usual, were a superb advertisement for the school.”
The Music department at Regents School is presently involved in raising money for the Father Ray’s Children Village to develop a sport field and communal play area. Lisa Durant, another vocalist with the soul band said, “We would love to support the music department with this cause and are planning to play some concerts around Pattaya for a small donation towards this service project. So if anyone’s interested in booking us please contact the school.”