How to Find Music Medics Without Really Trying

Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Sam English
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Aug 12 2023
                             How to Find Music Medics Without Really Trying!

            There’s a lot to be said for social media, especially if all the comments aren’t nasty. Of course, it helps if you have a lot of contacts who just happen to have a FaceBook page that you’ve liked and you’re on the BHS Music Medic Volunteer staff.

            Just the other day while scrolling through Facebook, I came across a post from a friend of the Nashville Music Medics. She used to work as a Certified Child Life Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, here in Nashville, before leaving to take another similar position back home in Austin TX.   I commented on her post, mentioning that it was great to see her and that the Nashville Music Medics were still busy at her old stomping grounds.

            She came back saying that it was great to hear we were still going strong and that she really missed hearing us sing and that she wished they had a Music Medics group where she works at Dell Children’s Hospital there in Austin. Ball’s in my court at that point!

            So I thumb through the BHS Music Medic Registry of groups across the country and I find the group there in Dallas. Being geographically challenged, I email the guy there in the Dallas area and he tells me that Austin is a few hours away, but he is familiar with the barbershop chorus in the area and provided me the website.  After a phone call and an email, I hear from the Performance Manager in A Capella Texas, and how excited he is to hear about this program and how they want to get a Music Medics Program started there. They were just looking for the pathway.

            Dick Condit, A Capella TX, told me they were already doing something similar but not at a children’s location, or quite as formal as the BHS program. Additionally, he claimed they would be in touch with our friend at Dell’s and hopefully get this going there to help out their patients.

            How great is that! Now we just sit and wait for all the reports coming out of Austin. Don’t you wish it was always this easy?

            We just provide the pathway!

It’s Great to Be a BHS Music Medic!                It's Great to Be a Nashville Music Medic

submitted by Wayne Jackson, BHS Music Medics Coordinator