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Denver

04Mar

Meet Gloria Durosko, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 1.5 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Senior Consultant with Colorado Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education Do you have any hidden talents? Between 1976 and 1994 I participated actively in the sport of skydiving. I made about 4,000 skydives, was a jumpmaster and instructor, competed nationally with an all women’s team called Quest, and was part of a Women’s World Record that ended up in the Guiness Book of Records. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has always been […]

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17Dec

Meet Bryan Truong, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Children’s Hospital Anschutz 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? Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. There is a calm and depth to the melody and the emotions of the song that I love sharing with the families. Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Unfortunately, not yet. I didn’t realize that ever happened, so now I’m very excited for the day it does. Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? No, I’m a […]

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10Sep

Meet Aubrea Alford, Our F

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I perform for patients at Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been with MOC for a little over 1 year! Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? My favorite thing to do – when it feels right – is to create a song on the spot for the patients that is specially crafted for them. Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? Yes, I perform freelance with various indie bands, folk musicians, a finger style guitarist, and play in a duo with a bass player! What is your occupation outside of MOC? I am the […]

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25Feb

Meet Kristine Wriding, Ou

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Colorado Children’s Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? A Little Over a Year Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? There are numerous songs that have become my favorites to sing for the kids at Children’s Hospital, but my top favorite song would have to be Old McDonald. I love this song because almost everyone knows this song and everyone can participate in singing it! I love to have the kids choose what animal we are going to sing about next and the creativity is endless! From dragons to pink and purple elephants to your typical farm animals, it gets […]

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28Nov

Meet Ryan Mooney, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Children’s Hospital Colorado How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  1 year Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? “Physician Assistant in Pediatric Orthopedics“ What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? “I’ve always connected with music’s storytelling ability – how a great songwriter can talk about a difficult topic, discuss and draw out emotions in people, or create pure joy thru their music. My earliest musical memories are of listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A album on cassette in my dad’s car as a young kid.” I volunteer with MOC to do what I can to help […]

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28Nov

Country artist Brandon Ra

With his cheerful music and welcoming demeanor, country music artist Brandon Ray lit up rooms and brought joy to patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado, both at their bedsides and during a stop at the hospital’s Seacrest Studios. The visit was possible thanks to Musicians On Call’s ongoing partnership with Southwest Airlines’ Medical Transportation Grant Program. This program provides complimentary air travel to patients and their families to receive life-saving or life-changing medical care. “When Brandon Ray came in and sang a song for the kids here it was a packed house and all the kids at the microphone started singing along with him,” said Chris Coleman of Children’s Hospital Colorado, “That’s maybe something the kids will remember that day as opposed to whatever news they might have gotten, or a […]

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18Sep

Meet Steve Franklin, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Denver. How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have volunteered with musicians on call for one year. Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “I love to play “On Top of Spaghetti.” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? “I take requests and encourage everyone to sing along.” Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? “I also perform at the Denver VA Hospital.” What is your occupation outside of MOC? “I am an elementary school band teacher.“ What is your story? What connects you with music and why do […]

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23Jul

Musicians On Call Volunte

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) rocked the Colorado Convention Center with a special benefit concert for Musicians On Call, featuring electrifying performances by The Railers, Brandon Ray and Filmore. The concert, held during AANP’s 2018 National Conference in Denver, spotlighted the work of these bands as Volunteer Musicians and the healing they brought to victims, families, caregivers and first responders after the Route 91 tragedy in Las Vegas. The night began with a surprise video welcome by Nashville star and MOC supporter Chip Esten. The bands played original songs as well as covers of many fan favorites, and shared their experiences bringing the healing power of music to Las Vegas and into hospitals in Nashville.

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23Jul

VA Eastern Colorado Healt

Musicians On Call recently launched our newest Bedside Performance Program in Denver at VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System with the help of country music performers Jonathan and Cassandra Lawson of The Railers. The duo performed original songs and some of their favorite covers during a special visit with patients, families and caregivers in the facility. “In the three years we have been in Denver we’ve welcomed an incredible group of volunteers to the Musicians On Call family, and we look forward to welcoming even more as we offer the joys of live music to everyone at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System,” said MOC President Pete Griffin. “We had a wonderful time bringing The Railers through the facility to put a smile on faces and hear the incredible […]

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18Jun

Meet Brooke Diaz, our fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at the VA of Denver How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? One year Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Director of NE Promotion for Big Machine Records Do you have any hidden talents? I can pick up pens/clothes from the floor with my toes. Gross — I know. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has ALWAYS moved me and spoke to me — at every point in my life/every crossroads/every hardship there has always been a song that has managed to get me through. Even know — if a certain song comes on — it sends […]

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