Singing the praises of our choir
In my first week at American Family, a co-worker found out that I sing and asked me to join the American Family choir. I joined, and the first rehearsal was so much fun, I kept coming back! I’m now on the choir board as the public relations chairperson, and I still love it.
Our Madison-based choir, established in 1997, has performed for many assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, our corporate offices, Milwaukee Brewers games, AppleFest at Madison’s Warner Park, Dean House Backyard Concerts, Concerts in the Park at Portage, and Sun Prairie’s Corn Fest. We’ve also been the featured entertainment at holiday parties, volunteer recognition dinners and community fundraising events.
More recently, we were privileged to perform at the Dane County Airport for veterans attending the Badger Honor Flight. It was so gratifying to see the joy on the faces in the audience, especially when some were moved enough to sing along.
Music is a form of expression that transcends backgrounds and experiences. Being a part of the choir is a fun way for employees to build relationships with one another as well as individuals and organizations in our community. An enjoyable element of performing is the interaction with our audiences.
We find many have had experience with American Family – some know us as a strong employer and community supporter, some are customers, and some are even former employees and agents. We are so grateful our company gives us this opportunity to share our love of music and we’re proud to represent American Family.
Here’s just one example of the many thank you notes we’ve received:
“I just wanted to thank the American Family Choir for coming to Frost Woods to sing for us. The residents are still talking about it. One comment was you didn’t sing specifically to a group of elderly people. They usually hear the same songs directed to their age group and it was nice to hear a variety. They had a great time, and I really enjoyed it as well. It is a great service you are all doing and it’s obvious you all enjoy it. Thank you again, and I hope to get you on the schedule for the holidays.”
We recently began rehearsals for the spring season and look forward to performing around the Madison, Wis., community.