Magazine article Heritage

Dr. Rano S. Bofill, the Music Man

Magazine article Heritage

Dr. Rano S. Bofill, the Music Man

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Dr. Rano Solidum Bofill of Man, West Virginia, is my father, the Music Man. I remembered seeing and hearing him doing all kinds of musical things through the years.

My dad has been involved with different activities: singing national anthems, organizing and donating trophies for singing contests, providing laser karaoke and DJ music entertainment, singing in choir and nursing home singalongs, and my favorite, Elvis impersonations!

My dad would tell me, "Someone has to sing the anthem to start the program!" He has been involved with organizing singing programs for which he donates trophies to the winner. He has provided the entertainment for the West Virginia State Medical Association for many years with free laser disc karaoke and disc jockey music for dancing.

During the mid eighties, he got involved with travelling all over America and came up with his "Nursing Home Sing-along" program. He was given awards by three different national medical organizations for this humanitarian services. This is his hobby that I read about, published in different newspapers in different states.

He is a member of different choirs (from church to different organizations, etc.) One experience he claimed memorable was singing from a University of Santo Tomas parade float in a Philippine Independence Day parade in New York City in front of the mayor's grandstand. …

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