Mainly about sharing music and developing relationships

November 15, 2017

18-month-old Cassidy Beecroft enjoys the Mainly Music program.

KYABRAM Salvation Army has celebrated one year of bringing music to local tiny tots.

Mainly Music is a program for parents or primary carers to enjoy with their children, building closer family relationships while sharing a love of music.

Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, sessions last for an hour each Thursday, giving families a chance to sing songs together.

‘‘They sing, dance, play musical instruments and use other props such as paper plates, lycra panels and scarves to create music,’’ Kyabram Salvation Army’s Captain Gail Roberts said.

‘‘After that, we give all the kids, parents, care-givers and grandparents morning tea.

‘‘Adults also have the opportunity to enjoy a playtime with their children with the great range of toys the Salvos provide.’’

Developed in New Zealand in 1990, the popular program has since spread to Australia and beyond.

Although run by Christian churches, Capt Roberts said Mainly Music did not have a religious agenda and is open to everyone.

‘‘We hope Mainly Music will further develop family relationships, as well as the Kyabram Salvation Army’s relationship with the local community,’’ she said.

Mainly Music is held at Kyabram Salvation Army each Thursday from 10am.

The cost is $4 per family, with concessions available.

For details about the program, phone Capt Roberts on 5853 2684 or visit

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