Sharing the healing power of music once again

Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Sam English
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, Sep 4 2022

The Nashville Music Medics once again shared the healing power      of music with the children, families and staff at The Childrens'      Hospital at TriStar Centennial, Nashville, on August 31st, 2022.  Although our numbers were slightly reduced due to absences, we were more than ably represented by Bill Munn, Doug Wooten, Sam English, Marty Monson and Paul Wietlisbach.

On this visit we were accompanied by Lorin May, Editor of the Barbershop Harmony Society publication, “The Harmonizer,”  for a future feature about the BHS Music Medics Program. Thanks to Lorin and the patients’ families, we were able to capture some poignant moments with Savannah, Azlynn & her Mom, and brothers Mannen & Bear.  Bear was even wearing his Toy Story “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” t-shirt which of course was a great segue into the singing of our signature song. Azlynn’s mom told us, “That’s the most she has smiled since she has been in the hospital.”


Our final stop of the day was in Pediatric Emergency Dept. where we sang a couple songs to a young patient and her family.  As we were leaving the ED, we once again saw Dr. Matt Jaeger, who we met on our August 17th visit.  During that visit we discovered that Dr. Jaeger had sung some Barbershop music while in college.  He had requested and was entertained with “Sweet Adeline” by the Medics; however, at this visit Dr. Jaeger joined us in singing “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.” 


(The doctor suggested next time we could teach him some more words!  We can do that!)

And be sure to enjoy the celebratory post by TriStar Centennial Childrens' Hospital on their Facebook page.