Community Outreach Programs

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The Bugle Boy Foundation understands the importance of music in our lives and strives to educate, strengthen and heal our community through our music based outreach programs. We sometimes do this by becoming Ambassadors of other nonprofit programs with music-based missions that have the expertise to deliver the needed services. As an Ambassador we work as local liaisons to educate our community about the services and use our contacts to raise the necessary funds to implement them locally.

We rely on the generous support of our donors, and the work of dozens of volunteers, to accomplish our good work. Contact us to find out how you can help!

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commision on the Arts and Second Chance Emporium.

For Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Concerts
Lifting Hearts and Spirits
As a lobby full of nursing home residents tap feet, keep time with their hands and sing along, the benefits of a live concert in a group setting cannot be overstated. The music helps dispel anxiety and alleviate a sense of loneliness and isolation.

"The residents love to hear live music and these concerts provide an opportunity for them to interact with the musicians, request songs and some even sing though they may have trouble with ordinary conversation" - T.P., Schulenburg Regency

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Music & Memory
Grounded in extensive neuroscience research about how our brains respond to music, we encourage and assist local nursing home facilities to become a MUSIC & MEMORY certified care facility. Elder care professionals are trained to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods for those in their care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring residents and clients back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present.

"When you are listening to music you forget about problems, you forget about loneliness, you forget about depression, things like that"--A. Morales, Nursing Home Resident

Participating Nursing Homes:
Monument Hill Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center (La Grange, TX)
Care Inn of La Grange (La Grange, TX)
Shulenburg Regency Nursing Center (Schulenburg, TX)
Oak Manor Nursing Center (Flatonia, TX)

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For Hospice Patients
By collaborating with Austin-based Swan Songs, we have extended their mission of fulfilling musical wishes at the end of life by organizing free private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness to include residents of Fayette County. A favorite style of music or musician is brought directly into the home, hospital or living facility allowing recipient, family and friends to focus beyond the illness and come together through the music.

"These days Mom doesn't remember when I visit. The morning after the concert she awoke humming and asking for 'Cowboy George.' Thank you for stimulating old memories and creating new ones of her favorite music. Thank you for honoring her well." --Family Member