Come join us for their patriotic program! Songstress Maryann Price will sing a few numbers accompanied by James at the piano and the fantastic resident bell ringers. Maryann is an inductee of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, a seasoned professional recording artist and entertainer. It will be a half hour full of surprises and spirit!
They titled their program “Coming Home” since it has been years since bellringers at Heartland have performed for the public. It was powerful and wonderful. The bellringers were proud, the families had tears, and a good time was had by all. They showed they really can perform. There was a Surrey with a participant in a wheel chair, a baseball player for the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, a bellringer with an umbrella pushed by the social worker shoe name is Kari Showers with a flower costume for “April Showers” and a bellringer costumed as the Statue of Liberty for “America the Beautiful”. See the pictures below on Flicker stream. Merry and Marcette, the activity directors, did a superior job working on this program. We are so PROUD of all of them!
Read what Vickie said about the performance.
May 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Come join us for a half hour of joy and action! There will be lots of wonderful music, costumes, and bellringers making their musical debut! (Word is out that there may be a Surrey!)
Our Holy Rosary Healthcare “Cowtown Ringers” are still ringing away and loving every minute of it. The residents performed a couple of tunes in our hospital’s main lobby this past Christmas season and even brought some people to tears—the residents were awesome!
Our residents want to start a Birthday Gram program but we’re having a difficult time finding any appropriate recorded music for them to ring to.
Thanks so much,
Tami Young, Activities Director
Around the first of November we received a call from Tricia who works at Sunrise Senior Living home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She wanted to find out more about our program and had not attended one of our workshops or presentations. We talked, shared, rang bells on the phone and she said she was ready to try it. The following are several emails we received from her.
“I held a rehearsal yesterday with a Christmas CD I found at Sunrise. It went very well. The marketing director was actually moved to tears when she heard us play. She is as excited as I am about our upcoming performances and
offered to purchase shirts for our bell ringers. The residents suggested “Bells of Sunrise” as our group name. They had a ball and caught on quickly. They can’t wait until the next rehearsal.
Thanks for your help and support.
Yes, I received the bells today and the CD’s a couple of days ago. The residents reminded ME that rehearsal was today. They were actually waiting for me when I got back from lunch!! They all had smiles on their faces and one resident said she could stay out here all night and ring her bells. Haha…So much fun. I think I might have to have 2 rehearsals per week they enjoy it so much.
Thanks so much.
My 1st “performance” by our bell ringers went well. We performed for the residents and staff. They all thought they were just wonderful. I will ask if I can send you pics. I am sure the bell ringers wouldn’t mind.
I start practice tomorrow using the In The Garden CD. Our next performance will be in the Spring and hopefully include family members. I am also adding residents from our other 2 neighborhoods. I will keep you posted on how that goes. The only other “activity” that gets this much excitement is bingo! Ha ha. They just love their bells!”
Tricia really is a special gal. She learned, taught and held a performance in less than a month in her assisted living home! Congratulation to Tricia and the “Bells of Sunrise”!