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Dallas

10Aug

Meet Andrew Plan, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the City of Hope Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for over 4 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. That song is so special in how it brings joy to people. Which demographic do you love playing for and why? It’s awesome playing for kids. When I volunteered at the local children’s hospital it was so cool to see how a song could lift the spirits of a child and their family. They’re fun too — they’re usually down for Disney songs, and they get really into Frozen’s “Let […]

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26Feb

Artist and Brand Partners

Musicians On Call partnered with country and pop music favorites including Adam Hambrick, Andrew Jannakos, Catie Offerman, Jamie O’Neal, Jillian Jacqueline, Jon Pardi, Laci Kaye Booth, Leigh Nash, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tyler Booth, Jameson Rodgers, Drew Green, Jaden Hamilton, Joey Hendricks, Chris Bandi, Elle Winter, Bobby Rush, Dom Flemons, Taryn Pap, Tenille Townes and more to send extra love and thanks to frontline caregivers in hospitals across the country for Valentine’s Day. As part of the Frontline Valentines initiative, these artists recorded dedications especially for healthcare workers to say thank you for their continued sacrifices during the pandemic. Townes and Jacqueline also performed virtually for hospital workers at Children’s Health in Dallas and Alive Hospice in Nashville respectively. The performances were possible through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program. MOC worked with […]

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27Oct

Meet Camille Cain Barnes,

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Children’s Health How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? Since the beginning of the Dallas program! Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Owner/Event Planner, CCB Events Do you have any hidden talents? I think all of my talents are out in the open. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I grew up loving music, dance, singing and playing piano. I learned guitar as an adult. Music is a great hobby that can be enjoyed alone or with others. It consoles you when you’re feeling down, and it can pump you up. I love how music and […]

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17Dec

Meet Katie Dundas, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been volunteering for a year and a half Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? The Bones – Maren Morris Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Yes! Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? Occasionally I do open mics around the Dallas area! What is your occupation outside of MOC? I work for a marketing firm as Director of Content & Community. Do you have any hidden talents? No, but I make some mean breakfast tacos! What […]

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10Sep

Meet Andrew Plan, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Children’s Health How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been volunteering for one year Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? Pharrell, “Happy” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Yes! It’s so awesome when patients and family join in, singing and grooving along. Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? I host an open mic every Saturday at the Balcony Club in Lakewood. What is your occupation outside of MOC? I’m the lead web developer at a local startup Do you have any hidden talents? Not that I know of…I […]

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25Feb

Meet Ray Johnston, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I like playing at all hospitals but since I live in Dallas, I volunteer at Children’s Dallas & UTSW the most. How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? Almost 2 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? A song of mine, “Beautiful You” Have you been a part of an impromptu jam session? Oh Yeah! Love that. Do you perform anywhere else besides MOC? My band Ray Johnston Band performs 100 plus dates per year. Do you have any hidden talents? I am an underrated ping pong player & know every state capital. What is your story? What connects you with music and why […]

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28Nov

Meet Sam Baker, Our Featu

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital?UT Southwest and Children’s Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  Approximately 1 year Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician?  Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “For the children “Wheels on the bus” is a favorite… For the Adults it varies quite a bit. Being in Dallas drives a lot of country/western genre sections but for the Septuagenarians and Octogenarians … “Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” can really hit home. Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? “Well, some patients do singalong. A couple of the kids had keyboards in their room that they play on.” Do you perform anywhere […]

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23Sep

Meet Brad Waters, a Our F

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? UT Southwestern Medical Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 4 months Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician and Guide What is your favorite song to play for patients? “Somewhere Over The Rainbow ” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? “Not yet” Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? “Yes” What is your occupation outside of MOC? “Architect“ What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? “I believe we all should share our gifts & do what we can to help others with face-to-face human interaction. Music is an international language that has […]

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05Sep

Lindsey Stirling Takes th

Violinist, Dancing With The Stars runner-up and YouTube Star Lindsey Stirling made several stops along her most recent tour to deliver the healing power of music! She visited patients at Chicago Methodist Senior Services, Children’s National in DC, the Atlanta VA, and Children’s Health Dallas and played bedside for patients through the Bedside Performance Program. The stops at Children’s Hospitals included a Seacrest Studio performance as well, which allows patients to tune in, call from their rooms, or stop by the hospital studio to ask questions or listen to Lindsey perform! Thank you, Lindsey, for adding these stops to your summer tour this year!

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18Jun

Meet Tona Svoboda, our fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at UTSouthwestern How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? LOL! That’s debatable! I believe I sought them out over 2 years ago! Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Professional Hair Designer/Hairloss Solutions Do you have any hidden talents? My heart is connected to the mandolin. My husband was teaching me, before he passed. I have continued with music studies. I play for myself… sometimes with a few friends… sometimes with new friends… music calms my soul. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? As I mentioned, my husband passed in January 2011. Oddly, I was the one diagnosed […]

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