A Fond Farewell to Mary

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Posted By: Sam English
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Jul 29 2023

                          Nashville Music Medics Say Farewell to Another Friend

There must be something in the air, as the Nashville Music Medics bid Mary Bueche, Certified Child Life Specialist, The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, a fond farewell during our July 26th visit. Mary will be leaving to pursue a different career path as a Pre-K teacher. If there were anyone suited to be a Pre-K teacher, it would be Mary. 

After we serenaded Mary with her own personal name song - “Mary’s a Grand Old Name,” we presented her with a small token of our appreciation for her support and love she has given us. After hugs all around and the now famous elevator pictures were taken, Mary took us around one last time to visit our “kiddos.”


It certainly was a great visit with Arianna, who we had visited once before. She was all smiles as we entered the room. She immediately requested that we sing some of the songs we sang to her last time we visited. 

That was followed up with a visit to a really happy young lady named Faith, who was so excited to hear us sing, as someone had told her all about us. HMMM! Wonder who told her that. She exclaimed she had never heard anything like our style of singing before and was surprised when we told her we had a “name” song just for her. Of course, everyone was smiling when we sang our signature song - You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” 

We ended our visit in the Emergency Dept. by singing to two other children. We hoped they felt a little better once we left. Their mothers certainly looked happy at the comfort we provided them and their children.

The Medics wished Mary one last good-bye and told her to be on the lookout for some suspicious guys in scrubs coming to her new school. I’m telling you! How much fun will that be singing for kids 3-5 years old.

                                      Its Great to Be a Nashville Music Medic!