Nashville Music Medics
The Nashville Music Medics is the community outreach program of The Music City Chorus, and our goal is to bring joy through our music to the children as well as their parents who are staying in the children's hospitals in and around Nashville. The Medics like to think our music is therapeutic, providing the best possible medicine there is - a smile and a song. The Music Medics go out to sing on a monthly basis, using a program that is designed to be an ongoing, permanent project. If you would like to set up a time for us to come and sing for you, please contact Wayne Jackson at [email protected].
For the most up to date information on the Nashville Music Medics, please visit the Nashville Music Medics Facebook page.
COVID Update: Nashville Music Medics Sending Virtual Videos to Children’s
Hospitals - Draws National Attention
Singers from the Nashville Music Medics (Wayne Jackson, Sam English and Chuck Hamilton), along with Child Life Specialist Kelsey Bryant, from The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial in Nashville, were interviewed on September 8, 2021 by Forrest Sanders, a Nashville photojournalist for Scripps Broadcasting, to talk about the music the Medics bring to the patients and their families at the hospital. Scripps’ Local Media Operations represent a portfolio of 61 television stations in 41 markets. Forrest’s project was introduced September 16, 2021 to the Scripps’ family.
The Music Medics, formed in 2019 to sing at the local children’s hospital, have been regularly singing at Tri-Star Centennial Women’s and Children’s Hospital, until COVID-19 and its DELTA variant required the hospital to suspend their visits, not once, but twice. This was a real blow to the children, their families, the Centennial Children’s Staff, as well as the Medics themselves who loved singing to everyone.
During the first lockdown, as soon as the Medics learned the hospital had their own YouTube channel that broadcast to all the children’s rooms, they quickly adapted their approach and created virtual videos for the children. Even though the Music Medics couldn’t be there in person, everyone believes the videos are the next best thing until the Music Medics can return in person to bring their own special brand of joy through music to the families. Be certain to watch Forrest's "Music Medics" Send Virtual Performances below and on our Nashville Music Medics Media page.
Music Medics Celebrate “Everything”
The Nashville Music Medics celebrate just about everything - warm weather, good food, but most importantly, just being able to get together and sing. Seven hearty Medics got together for a sing and a BBQ on October 9, and you can tell by the smiles on their faces that a good time was had by all.
The Medics are learning a new song, a sweet lullaby - “Stay Awake” from Mary Poppins, as well as preparing for their upcoming virtual Christmas video project. The Christmas video will be super special this year as they will be joining their voices with all of the Music Medics across the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Memories like this make it “Great to Be a Nashville Music Medic!”