After hearing one of our Volunteer Musicians, Gregory Cho, was completing an Ironman race in support of Musicians On Call, we asked him to share his favorite moment from a program. What we did not expect, however, was to read a touching moment showing how music can heal families as well. Here’s what Gregory had to say: A volunteer moment I would characterize as my “favorite” was when I experienced a unique perspective on the healing power of music. This moment began like many others: the Volunteer Guide approached the hospital room to inquire whether the patient would be interested […]
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September means another year back to school, where some, like Tracy Bancroft and her son, use as an opportunity to give back! Volunteering with us as a Guide for over 7 years, Tracy has had quite a few MOC Moments that have impacted her. She has inspired those around her to support MOC, including her son’s kindergarten class, who organized a local fundraiser! With their help, she has become a member of the Backstage Pass Club by sponsoring a hospital room to receive the healing power of music! As a Volunteer, Tracy Bancroft has the privilege of getting to know the hospital […]
You never know what to expect when music starts playing at a Bedside Performance Program. Because volunteers often don’t know the patients before walking into the hospital room, it is difficult to guess how the patient will react. This can lead to some truly outstanding moments, like Volunteer Guide Janelle Badanes and Musician Ryan Leo could tell you. Here is what Janelle had to say about one program at Virginia Hospital Center! A patient was immobile and not really moving since [being admitted into the hospital.] He had to be fed, helped to the bathroom, etc. When we stopped by, […]