In the Fall of 2013, the Miamians started a new outreach program. Members from the Miamians began to make visits to several of the area’s children’s hospitals to sing and entertain ailing children. Calling themselves “The Miamians Music Medics”, so far more than 40 chorus members learned a complete repertoire of children’s music for these visits.
Working hand in hand with the dedicated professionals of the “Child Life” departments of these institutions, between four and eight of our Barbershop singers visit the children in the rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Units and hospital play rooms, bringing some “musical medicine” to brighten their day. As you can see in the pictures, the “Music Medics” appear in the traditional “hospital scrubs”, as they bring their own brand of musical healing to their young listeners.
So far, we have sent our performers to entertain at the Miami Children’s Hospital, the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. Even in its brief existence, members of the Music Medics have made dozens of hospital visits and brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of our area kids.
The “Medics” have been a huge hit with both the young patients and the medical staff. The singers have received many blessings, kind words of appreciation
and blown kisses and have gotten to see a whole lotta happy kids shimmying in their hospital beds!!!
The Music Medics and the entire Miamians Barbershop Harmony Chorus wish to express their heart-felt thanks to STRATEGIC PARTNERS, INC., manufacturers and distributors of the “Dickies” brand of medical uniforms, for the generous donation of the medical “scrubs” that the Music Medics wear on their visits.