Updated: March 4, 2013 6:11AM
The St. Laurence High School Rock Club recently performed acoustic music for residents at Sunrise Senior Living Facility in Palos Park.
The St. Laurence Rock Club is a music club started in 2007 with a group of students of all skill levels and talents. The collaboration of musicians was created to give students an outlet for their musical abilities outside of a marching band setting.
The Rock Club provides the students of St. Laurence and Queen of Peace High Schools with studio space so that drummers, guitarists, bassists, singers and anyone with any other musical talent can practice.
At Sunrise, the young musicians played a wide range of music, from the Beatles to Goyte. After their performance, students joined Sunrise residents in a social event of storytelling over some hot cocoa and bingo.
Some Rock Club members said they enjoyed the afternoon so much that they decided to visit Moraine Court Assisted Living Facility shortly thereafter.
The Rock Club plans to schedule events with other communities in the area to help foster an interest and participation in music, school officials said. These performances also will help the students practice playing for their annual Rock Show, which St. Laurence will host in late April.
Provided to the SouthtownStar