Southwest Brings The Heal

Continuing Southwest’s partnership with Musicians On Call, Lenox Hill Hospital was visited by Volunteer Musicians Alexis Babini and Emily Afton to spread some holiday cheer! They played classic holiday jingles while showing Southwest an exclusive behind the scenes to our program. While there, we also wanted to give you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the program with our 360 view.  Check out the clip below! Be sure to visit for a look at this program as well as our other Southwest visits!

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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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Musicians On Call and Sou

Through our partnership with Southwest Airlines, Musicians On Call brought smiles and the music of Former Major League Baseball Pitcher and Volunteer Musician Barry Zito to the children and families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The partnership was formed as part of Southwest Airlines’ Medical Transportation Grant Program, which provides travel for patients to nonprofit hospitals around the country. Musicians On Call has been bringing the healing power of music to the patients, families and caregivers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital since 2016. To date, our volunteers have performed for more than 1,200 individuals. “I became a Volunteer Musician to give back. Helping somebody else, even for a couple of minutes for the length of a song, seeing a smile on someone’s face that they couldn’t muster the strength to […]

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Musicians On Call Teams U

Musicians On Call teamed up with Southwest Airlines® to bring music to the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park through Musicians On Call’s Volunteer Spotlight Concert. With the help of Musicians On Call Volunteer Musicians Ashley King, Dan Rauchwerk and Alexis Babini, guests were treated to special performances of their favorite cover songs to sing for patients in hospitals and a few original tunes. Volunteer Guides Suzanne Arrabito and Sandy Lyon also shared touching testimonials about their inspiring experience volunteering with the organization. Musicians On Call co-founder, Michael Solomon, was on hand to deliver a commemorative plaque to Tena Griffith, Southwest Airlines Community Relations, thanking Southwest Airlines for its support of Musicians On Call programs in 2017. “This past year, Southwest Airlines has played an integral part in supporting the mission […]

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MOC and Southwest Airline

To celebrate MOC’s one year anniversary in Phoenix, member of the E Street Band and friend of Musicians On Call, Nils Lofgren, and his wife Amy, stopped by Phoenix Children’s Hospital and shared a performance with the patients and their families. The show, which took place in The Zone and broadcasted through closed circuit tv throughout the hospital, featured his track “Wonderland” and covers of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” Sam Cooke’s “It’s a Wonderful World” and Neil Young’s “Long May You Run.” He also took questions from the audience about his life as a touring musician. CBS5 was there for an exclusive look at the program. 3TV | CBS 5 Nils Lofgren has been a long time supporter of Musicians On Call. Last year, Lofgren joined fellow E Street […]

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MOC and Southwest Airline

Musicians On Call teamed up with Southwest Airlines® to bring the healing power of music to patients in Nashville. With the help of RED BOW Records/ BBR Music Group Recording Artist, Brooke Eden, patients, families, and caregivers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were treated to a special Bedside Performance Program where Brooke performed her own song, “American Dreamin.” The visit was the first of three special Bedside Performance Programs that MOC will partner with Southwest to host at hospitals with grant recipients of the Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Through the MTGP, Southwest provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations to benefit patients who need to travel for specialized medical care. During the visit, Musicians On Call provided a personal Bedside Performance Program to one […]

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Musicians On Call Launche

Southwest is extending a healing hand through partnership with Musicians On Call! Through the airline’s partnership with MOC, musicians will have the opportunity to connect with patients through the healing power of music—truly medicine for the soul. In celebration of the 10th anniversary the airline’s Medical Transportation Grant Program, MOC Volunteer Musicians special concert performances for Southwest Customers to enjoy at Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta airports. “Musicians On Call is honored to partner with Southwest Airlines as we work together to provide the healing power of music to hospital patients and unique music experiences to customers in cities across the country,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “Like Southwest, Musicians On Call strives to support children, adults, Veterans, and families in healthcare facilities and working together we will […]

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