Nearly a decade in the past, an attention-grabbing phenomenon passed off. A few guys from Brittany Pointe retirement group acquired collectively for a musical act in certainly one of our theater productions. It was only one act, nothing extra. However these gents had a lot enjoyable doing it, and the standard of their music was so good that they determined to proceed.
They finally fashioned a band which I lovingly dubbed The Brittany Boys. Little did we all know what an necessary milestone that was and what a present they’d grow to be.
That in itself is a superb factor, however even higher are the again tales of those gifted musicians. All had, at one time or one other, been skilled musicians, however many needed to abandon desires of a profession in music when issues like households, jobs, navy service and the opposite obligations of life got here alongside. Devices have been fastidiously packed away, saved in packing containers together with a few of their desires.
Quick ahead 30 or 40 years … when requested if they’d contemplate dusting off these devices and honing their spectacular expertise, every answered with a convincing “sure!” And the remainder, as they are saying, is historical past.
The Brittany Boys gave these gifted musicians the rationale they wanted to reignite their passions for music. In lots of circumstances, it gave them a cause to not solely reside, however to thrive. And in some circumstances, it saved their lives.
Over the previous 10 years, some band members have come and gone. Solely two of the unique members are nonetheless with the band. The dimensions of the band has grown from the unique three to seven members, increasing their large band sound additional. And what’s extra, they entertain in all kinds of places, not simply at Brittany Pointe.
It’s a pleasure to observe them share their abilities with different teams. However final week was the icing on the proverbial cake. The “Boys” carried out at an area retirement group to a really captive and appreciative viewers.
After the present, a gentleman approached the band’s chief, saying that after their final efficiency there (pre-COVID, in 2019) he was impressed. He had toyed with the concept of getting a band along with two different musicians who resided there however didn’t know how one can proceed.
Our band’s chief fortunately supplied recommendation and encouragement and even despatched them some sone preparations.
So, from the inspiration of 1 group of gifted individuals, one other band was born. The present continues to unfold, hopefully bringing smiles to a complete new set of audiences.
The influence of music is far-reaching. I for one am so grateful to the Brittany Boys, not just for their great leisure, however for his or her willingness to pay it ahead and assist one other group get began. Could this ball proceed to roll and will others be impressed as nicely.
The most effective items are those you possibly can’t maintain in your fingers. Keep in mind that earlier than you stress over getting the proper present for individuals this vacation season. Share your items, no matter they could be. These are the items that carry on giving.