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Music is everywhere at GHBC.  Residents participate in music classes, enjoy performances featuring guest groups and individuals, and residents share their time and talent as volunteers providing music to residents in the Health Care Center and in Assisted Living. 


Encore Chorale
An Encore Chorale group rehearses at GHBC Fridays from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
 from mid-September to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. The Chorale director presents new music to be rehearsed each “semester,” and rehearsals culminate in a performance at GHBC and a performance with other chorale groups for the public at a local school. Contact: Mandy Whalen, ext. 7534. This activity is suspended due to covid-19 restrictions.


Jefferson St. String Band
A five-piece group, which includes both residents and non-residents, plays fiddle and dance music of Appalachia and popular folksongs. They perform during Happy Hour in the Lounge area on occasion as well as at events such as the opening of the Employee Gift Fund. In addition, they perform outside GHBC. Contact:  Hank Lewis, ext. 3179.

Afternoon at the Opera
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on Channel 2 to watch high-quality full-color opera productions. For information about the opera, contact Gary Nooger on ext 7493 or email: 

Sing-along in the Rotunda
Occasional evenings after dinner in the JDR. Talented pianists, both residents and volunteers, sit down at the piano outside the Jefferson Dining Room after dinner (approximately 6:15) and play popular music from the 30s, 40s, Broadway, and dinner guests are welcome and encouraged to sing along. Drop in.

SHINE Singers  
Fourth Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Formal Parlor. Residents are invited to sing with SHINE singers, a group from the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Arlington. Contact: Resident Services, ext. 7222. This activity is suspended due to covid-19 restrictions. 

These activities are all suspended due to covid-19 restrictions.
Sing-along with Anne and Bob (Assisted Living)
Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor living room. Join residents of Assisted Living on the 3rd floor for a sing-along of popular show tunes, folk songs, and patriotic songs. Lyrics provided.

Sing-along with Anne and Bob (The Terrace)
Fridays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in The Terrace. Join residents of The Terrace on the 3rd floor for a sing-along of show tunes, folk songs, and patriotic songs. Lyrics provided. 

Sing-along with Hank Lewis
Third Thursday each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Recreation Room in the Health Care Center. Check the monthly schedule on the Health Care Center Activity Calendar on the website to confirm. Contact:  Hank Lewis, ext. 3179.

Several local musical groups present programs at GHBC, generally in the evening and generally in the Auditorium. Check the calendar in West Winds and Coming Events on the website, 

Among the groups performing at GHBC:

  • Mount Vernon Band
  • Michael Calhoun, pianist


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