With most events cancelled, and the ability to “go-out” to a concert, restaurant or movie suspended, it’s easy for our Friday nights to feel just like any other night of the week. After a week of working from home, homeschooling and being cooped up in your own space, it would be great to have something to look forward to at the end of the week. At Roman Music Therapy Services, we feel it too! That’s why we thought a Friday night karaoke would be the perfect way to let loose, socialize and celebrate making it through another week!
We have been hard at work in the past few weeks planning a way to open our “doors” virtually and create a gathering place for all those in our network who are missing community connections.
On Friday, May 29th, join us in a virtual “Care”-aoke night to foster connection, share in virtual music making, and shake up the monotonous routine. In order to make this night extra special, we are inviting participants to gather a few items to help them prepare for the festivities. Our virtual karaoke party will include three themed group songs:
- First, we will be rocking out with the Village People to a well known classic, the YMCA. Just as the Village People donned a variety of caps and costumes in their music video, we are encouraging participants to find a silly hat to wear as we wave our arms and dance out the letters Y-M-C-A!
- Second, we will get those toes a-tapping with the brightest, goofiest socks you can find! “Kick off your Sunday shoes” and dance around with some silly socks as we get Footloose!
- Last, we’ll ask participants to find anything colorful to wave in the air. Whether that be a bouquet of flowers, a colorful scarf, some old ribbons, confetti, we’ll have a rainbow of musical movement as we dance to Colors of the Wind.
The “Care” in Care-aoke
In addition to a rocking good time, we hope to honor the caregivers whose hard work we have witnessed these past several months. The move from in-person to virtual sessions has not always been an easy one. It takes dedication, communication, and patience on the part of families, teachers, staff members, and stake holders in order to keep the music going. Beyond our sessions, caregivers across the globe are taking on roles they’ve never had before, sometimes working longer hours, sometimes learning new skills, sometimes continuing to work while staying at home and parenting 24/7. We see these efforts and it is only through this selflessness and care that many of our clients are able to create a semblance of normalcy. Care-aoke participants will be invited to make small contributions to a group song over the course of the evening, culminating in a live performance at the very end to thank the many caregivers for their hard work.
If you or anyone you know could use a night of music, appreciation and fun, please register to join us by filling out the form below, and follow our social media pages (Instagram – facebook) for promotions and updates about this and other events!
Friday, May 29, 2020
via Zoom – Register below for link