Music Is The Remedy

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COVID - 19

From the start of COVID-19, we introduced our Quarantine Singing Circle – an alternative way to keep all of our program participants and supporters engaged, in-community and feeling less isolated, while spreading some joy and fun at the same time.

Our normal pre-COVID week schedule:  

Rock For Vets approx. 25 people every Monday
American Gold Star Manor Voices approx. 30 people every Tuesday and Thursday
Century Villages at Cabrillo approx. 10 to 15 per people every Tuesday
The Barbara Alpert Jewish Community Center approx. 30 people every Wednesday
Engage Singers approx. 20 people every Friday

During this time, when we can no longer teach 120 people each week in person, we have had to think of alternative ways to “operate” so we have created “Electronic Relief” otherwise known as “E-Relief”.

Our current COVID week schedule:
We create 3 to 4 Quarantine Singing Circle videos each week. These videos are designed to help our current members continue to sing along with the familiar face of Malek Sammour (The Rock Club’s Music Is The Remedy Vocal Coach) or Frank McIlquham each time.  Since the majority of our choral program participants are seniors, many are self isolating and more apprehensive and probably a little scared. The Singing Circles offer some normalcy and familiarity to all.


We have now also started to introduce, on an ad-hoc basis, the Quarantine Guitar Corner, where we invite select musicians to show case their talents and to give them some online teaching lessons.  Our Rock For Vets band meets twice a week via ZOOM. This is a great way for everyone to keep each other motivated, supported and in touch.   Members “zoom in” as and when they feel the need.   We can certainly say that at this time that we are definitely   “More Than Just Music”!!!

SPONSORS OF QUARANTINE SINGING CIRLCE

"WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY" My Fair Lady #125 by Emma







"HELLO DOLLY" by Malek and Alex #124






FOOLISH HEART (The Mavericks) - ROCK FOR VETS BACKING BAND PLAYERS #123





Walking on Sunshine by Katrine and the Waves' by Emma Reynolds 122st COVIDEO






Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head by Malek Sammour 121st COVIDEO






Mr Blue Sky ELO by Emma Reynolds 120th COVIDEO

Summer Wind by Emma Reynolds 119th COVIDEO

Unchained Melody American Gold Star Manor Voices 118th COVIDEO

Rainbow Connection Paul Williams 116th COVIDEO by Malek

Jet Airliner Steve Miller 115th COVIDEO by Malek

Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane 114th COVIDEO by Malek

Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 113th COVIDEO by Emma

Proud Mary John Fogerty112th COVIDEO by Malek

Jump, Jive and Wail 111th COVIDEO by Emma

Happy St Patrick’s Day and Baby You Can Drive My Car 110th COVIDEO by Malek

Splish Splash by Bobby Darin 109th COVIDEO by Emma

1st Annual Conquer Signal Hill 5K Virtual Global Challenge and Dog Walk

Rockin’ Robin by Bobby Day 107th COVIDEO by Emma

Baby One More Time by Britney Spears 106th COVIDEO by Malek

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen 105th COVIDEO by Malek

Perfect” Ed Sheeran 104th COVIDEO by Emma

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", Marvin Gaye 103rd COVIDeo by Emma

Annie’s Song John Denver # 102 COVIDEO - Quarantine Singing Circle by Malek

"The Nearness of You", Hoagy Carmichael, 101st Quarantine Singing Circle Video by Emma

VEHICLE - ROCK FOR VETS – 100TH VIDEO - COVID REHEARSAL SESSION

Yesterday, The BEATLES 99th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

Strawberry Fields Forever, The BEATLES 98th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

Here Comes The Sun, The BEATLES 97th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

Oh! Darling, The BEATLES 96th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

Hey Jude, The BEATLES 95th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The BEATLES 94th Quarantine Singing Circle Video

8TH - ROCK FOR VETS - LIGHT MY FIRE (COVID REHEARSAL SESSION)

91st Quarantine Singing Circle Video: HAPPY NEW YEARS SO GET DOWN TONIGHT, ROCK FOR VETS.

2020 ROCK FOR VETS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

90th ALEX BALANDRES PERFORMS: ‘O HOLY NIGHT’ ON SAX BY NAVY SEABEE AND ROCK FOR VETS MEMBER.

89th ‘SANTA BABY’– BY EMMA. MEET TOM WEST. IMPROMTU JAM FROM CHARLES RICK ROCHE & JIM. HI PETER.

88 ‘ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK ALIKE LIKE CHRISTMAS - BY MALEK, HOLIDAY SINGING CIRCLE

87th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEO – ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – MARIAH CAREY’ BY EMMA

88 ‘ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK ALIKE LIKE CHRISTMAS - BY MALEK, HOLIDAY SINGING CIRCLE

87th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEO – ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – MARIAH CAREY’ BY EMMA

86th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEO – ‘LET IT SNOW - DEAN MARTIN’ BY MALEK

85th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEO – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS-WHAM!’ BY EMMA

84TH QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEO – ‘ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE’ BY MALEK

83rd – 'O HOLY NIGHT' BY EMMA, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

82ND – ALPHONSO BOYD PERFORMANCE ON VETERANS DAY 11/11/20 PLUS GUEST MESSAGES

81st – ERMA VARNADO PERFORMANCE ON VETERANS DAY 11 11 20 PLUS GUEST MESSAGES

80th VIDEO – ROCK FOR VETS PERFORMANCE ON VETERANS DAY 11 11 20 PLUS GUEST MESSAGES

79th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ISNT SHE LOVELY 11/8/2020

77th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – I PUT A SPELL ON YOU 10/30/2020

76Th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – DANCING QUEEN 10/27/2020

75th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – 2ND INSTALLMENT: HELP AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC 10/23/20

74th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – I LOVE LIVING IN LONG BEACH 10/19/2020

7th Installment of ROCK FOR VETS COVID-19 RECORDING SESSION – “WALK ON BY”

73RD QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – New Long Beach Bridge drive over & ‘SEPTEMBER' by Emma 10/15/2020

6th Installment of ROCK FOR VETS COVID-19 RECORDING SESSION – “I FOUGHT THE LAW”

72ND QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘YOUR SONG – ELTON JOHN’ by Malek 10/13/2020

71st QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘THAT’S ALL – NAT KING COLE’ by Emma 10/8/2020

70th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE’ by Emma 10/2/2020

69th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘ANYTHING GOES – COLE PORTER’ by Malek 9/28/2020

68th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘HAPPY TOGHETHER – THE TURTLES’ by Emma 9/24/2020

67th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND – THE BEATLES’ by Malek 9/21/2020

66th QUARANTINE JAMMIN' CIRCLE – ‘UNCHAIN MY HEART’ by JERRY, RICK AND FRANK 9/14/2020

64th QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘LOVELY DAY – BILL WITHERS’ by EMMA 9/8/20200

63rd QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘PENNIES FROM HEAVEN’ by EMMA 9/4/20200

62ND QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING’ by Malek 8/30/2020

61st QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC’ by Malek 8/26/2020

60th Quarantine Singing Guitar Circle Video – ‘Miss You’ 8/23/2020

Quarantine Guitar ‘WALK DON’T RUN’ Charles Rick Roche, Jerry Salas and Frank McIlquham #59 8/17/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle M4 Aerospace Engineering & ‘ALL MY LOVING’ by Emma #58 August 12, 2020

Quarantine Guitar Circle ‘CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU’ by Emma #57 8/9/2020

Quarantine Guitar Circle ‘JERRY SALAS performs Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell' #56 8/2/2020

Who Is The Rock Club Music Is The Remedy – Collaboration Video #55 8/2/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDERS” Mr Paul Anka by Emma #54 8/4/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “ROCKET MAN” Elton John by Emma #53 7/30/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “I WANT YOU BACK” The Jackson 5 by Malek #52 7/27/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “MAN IN THE MIRROR” Michael Jackson by Malek #51 7/23/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “LEAN ON ME” Bill Withers by Emma #50 7/20/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “Hallelujah” Leonard Cohen by Emma #49 7/17/2020

Lake Perris Camping - Quarantine Singing Circle – Song “Bye Bye Love” #48 7/13/2020

Giving Blood Red Cross - Quarantine Singing Circle – Song “Everybody” #47 7/9/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – “LISTEN TO THE MUSIC’’ – ROCK FOR VETS Mobile Phone Version #46 7/6/2020

Quarantine DRUMMING Circle – Frank McIlquham "QUIZ" #45 7/25/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – Emma Reynolds "Wonderful World" #44 6-29-2020

61st QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC’ by Malek 8/26/2020

62ND QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE – ‘LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING’ by Malek 8/30/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – Thank You Birthday Wishes from Frank "Wake Me Up" #43 6-25-2020

Quarantine Singing Circle – Big Bear, Happy Fathers Day and "Homeward Bound" Video #42 6/23/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle - "Embraceable You" Video #41 6/18/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle - "Karaoke Time with Tim Cable" Video #40 6/14/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle - "Little Help From My Friends" Video #39 6/9/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle - "Sing A Song" Video #38 6/6/2020

Quarantine Singing Circle 6-3-20 'My Girl' Video #37

Long Beach 6.1.20 Helping Our Community After The Looting

MAY 28, 2020 “Quarantine Singing Circle – Walk Away Renee” Video #35

MAY 27, 2020 “Quarantine Singing Circle – Penny Lane” Video #34

MEMORIAL DAY MAY 25, 2020 "Happy Memorial Day from ROCK FOR VETS with Images #33"

Quarantine Singing Corner with "AMERICAN GOLD STAR MANOR VOICES IMAGES" #32

Quarantine Singing Corner with "SHAVE TIME, WEST LA VA VIDEO AND TOP OF THE WORLD" #30

Quarantine Singing Corner with "SHAVE TIME, WEST LA VA VIDEO AND TOP OF THE WORLD" #30

Quarantine Guitar Corner with "Lew Kerns" Video #29

Quarantine Singing Circle "L.O.V.E." Video #28

Quarantine Singing Circle "TILL THERE WAS YOU" Video #27

Quarantine Singing Circle "LOVE TRAIN" Video #26

PAST QUARANTINE SINGING CIRCLE VIDEOS

Quarantine Singing Circle “LOST VEGAS” Video #25

https://youtu.be/1Ftp6qNAzmo

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “VIRAL VIDEOS” Video #24

https://youtu.be/r978vn1k39o

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “ERMA VARNADO” Video #23

https://youtu.be/WuEgkJH_aDo

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “I TURNED THE CORNER” Video #22

https://youtu.be/liTMZo8TQ6g

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “RICK ROCHE AND SOPHIE SIMMONS AT THE ROXY” Video #21

https://youtu.be/leSlHrddj4k

 

Quarantine Singing Circle ‘De-Lovely’ Video #20

https://youtu.be/-KtGR4R9Yus

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” Video #19

https://youtu.be/tJhVwFulJz4

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME” Video #18

https://youtu.be/PURl35ETqMg

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” Video #17

https://youtu.be/9inq1cbf8KY

 

Quarantine Singing Circle ‘SAY A LITTLE PRAYER’

https://youtu.be/_z21zMXKHCA

 

Quarantine Guitar Corner with Frank McIlquham – Hallelujah on Bass Guitar

https://youtu.be/zRWv8InJlyY

 

Quarantine Guitar Corner withMIKE PACHELLI Video #15

https://youtu.be/nHsHgOFidlQ

 

Quarantine Singing Circle -“TIE A WHITE RIBBON” Video #14

https://youtu.be/wVf9YH41Lb0

 

#13 Quarantine Singing Circle – ‘JERRY SALAS’ TWO PERFORMANCE

https://youtu.be/4Pg7rcWCLkw

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “Singin In The Rain”

https://youtu.be/gIh_jo9Zdd4

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “HELLO DOLLY”

https://youtu.be/IRtQLPUBUDA

 

Quarantine Singing Circle “Let’s Get Through This” Joey Sykes 4/5/2020

https://youtu.be/BsD5lJnmpx0

 

Quarantine Singing Circle ‘HELP’ 3 31 2020 GIVE BLOOD TODAY, FIND YOUR LOCATION.

https://youtu.be/npDpUgr3bYY

 

Quarantine Singing Circle ‘I LOVE LIVING IN LONG BEACH’ 3 29 2020

https://youtu.be/yOAfHTEDc7c

 

Quarantine Singing Circle – SWEET CAROLINE 3 26 2020

https://youtu.be/DAdD-Ziv-cc

 

Quarantine Singing Circle – I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU 3 23 2020

https://youtu.be/WY2nKbh-Q34

 

Quarantine Singing Circle – Bon Voyage by Cole Porter

https://youtu.be/JgKAZj3PGCQ

 

Quarantine Singing Circle – Country Roads by John Denver

https://youtu.be/suTy7XFFWIE

 

Quarantine Singing Circle – Moon River by Jerry Butler

https://youtu.be/9lMXT777a_Y