Monday, June 29, 2015

Back To School

Working with the boys of OLPS last week preparing the choir for the School Feast took me back 30+ years when I was one of them. And reminded me of the small group of us who would be a part of every celebration in school including Teachers' Day, Principal/ Headmistress days and to bid 'Farewell' to all the retiring teachers over the years. 

From planning the songs to sing, to working out voice parts and accompaniment, there was perfect collaboration on every aspect. Besides practices in school, we also got together some evenings to practice at the house of Neil D'Souza right across the school (now Alexander Heights). Over the years we worked out some great songs from the Everly Brothers, John Denver and others - the most memorable being the collection from "The Sound of Music".

Over the years, the group has moved across every corner of the world, and lost contact. Over the recent years we have had a chance to connect online with Facebook. 

A few years ago, I saw a familiar face at a conference, in Dubai and was trying to recall the name. We both approached each other, and the moment we said "Hello", our memories raced back all the years to the wonderful times we had in our school years. 

Thanks to our teachers in school - a special mention to Louella Silva Pinto - who gave us all the opportunities to nurture and grow our talents. 

Greetings to all the guys who were part of the OLPS Chembur Music Troupe including Pravin, Mervyn, Neil, Darren, Rocky, Gary, Oniel and others. Trust you all have continued with the music and passed it on to the next generation.

Look forward to the opportunity of jamming. And if you see this message, would be great to connect...Maybe we could jam up together over the internet... 

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