Dennis Flint Air Force, a USA Air Force musical ensemble, performed at Saint Lucas Children’ Hospital Tuesday.
There was a comforting silence in the auditorium at Saint Lucas Hospital Tuesday morning as the 5-person band played 10 children songs to their somewhat younger, ailing audience.
The Dennis Flint Air Force band consists of Dennis Flint- Reynolds; lead vocals, Mary Thompson; guitar, Bob Shol; saxophone, Ron Trend; Drums, Sandy Weller; Bass. They have been performing in the South Florida region for over a decade.
“It was really important for us to help the kids, some of them are only 7 years old,” said Dennis Flint- Reynolds.
The Dennis Flint Air Force band played hip-hop songs as well as children classics. They swayed from right to left as the children, those who were able to, danced around the white, ceramic room.
“The children were so happy, every day they are here and when someone foreign comes, who happens not to be a doctor, it just makes them smile,” said Nancy Drake, a nurse at Saint Lucas Hospital.
Next in their tour of “Bringing Smiles,” the Dennis Flint Air Force band will perform at Juda’s Reach Hospital and Miami South Dade Hospital.
“We play, work hard, try and make them laugh and then continue to go home. They enjoy the music, laugh, dance but remain here…somehow that doesn’t seem right,” Dennis Flint said.
About Dennis Flint Air Force BandThe band consists of Dennis Flint; lead vocals, Mary Thompson; guitar, Bob Shol; saxophone, Ron Trend; Drums, Sandy Weller; Bass. The Dennis Flint Air Force Band has been playing for over a decade. Originally started as a USA Air Force band they have breached out and recorded their latest country hit -”Blue Moon.”