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If you like performing the nostalgic standards then you should read on ! And YES, we are also recruiting musicians (bands and individuals) to perform in different genres but jazz standards are what seems to work best for our special audiences.
We are now forming a group of BIG hearted singers and musicians to perform exclusively for the sick, sad and lonely people in nursing homes. Come join us ! We have GREAT fun doing this too. We hope to recruit some REALLY good musicians, as many talented people also have really BIG hearts!
This doesn't take a big commitment ! You donate only your spare time when you have some.
We hope to recruit enough people to end up with a band that has a ROTATING ROSTER with NO set time commitment, no rehearsals.... you give whatever time your heart tells you to give.
If you love people you will LOVE doing this and you will enjoy it even more if you like performing old timey music like the jazz standards (Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Doris Day), maybe some old country tunes (think Hank Williams and Patsy Cline), even some oldie R&B and Classic Oldie Rock ( ELVIS, Jerry Lee and others). It is SO much fun to watch these 80,90, 100+ year old people dancing in their wheelchairs!
You can't imagine how much joy you can get from performing to people who not only appreciate you.... they NEED you. We often have the people who run those places tell us that many of these people have nobody .... many have outlived their kids. Even those with family sometimes see them only once a month or even once a year. These people NEED to have something special done for them !
Some of the other musicians involved in this project consider it a PRIVILEGE to play for people pushed in on wheelchairs or sickbeds attached to IV units. You know how special it makes us feel to watch an audience like that tapping their feet, clapping their hands, swaying back and forth..... even singing along? Our goal is to give them a GOOD show .... to go FAR beyond the kind of music they usually get (which is usually a guy with a Karaoke machine, a single guitar player with an acoustic guitar or a small church group). We give them the music THEY like to hear, songs that bring back special memories of years gone by. Because when you're this old sometimes ALL you HAVE is your memories.
JOIN US !!! If using your musical skill to make people happy is something that makes you smile then contact us through this Craigslist ad call us on our toll free number
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Here's some pictures from some of the shows we have done. Let's bring THIS kind of joy to our sad and lonely elders in nursing homes near you !
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