Many finding comfort in songs performed online

Two high schools are performing a song to post to social media and put a smile on people's...
Two high schools are performing a song to post to social media and put a smile on people's faces. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 3, 2020 at 9:17 PM CDT
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It’s little moments of light we look for in these times of darkness.

That’s why many are taking their talents to the computer, and sharing them with the world.

“Now with #shareyourmusic I'm sharing videos of people singing and playing their favorite songs to promote music while we're social distancing,” said Ruby Tilghman, the creator of the Many Mini Musicians Facebook Page.

This is all part of a project 15-year-old Tilghman started three years ago.

"Many Mini Musicians in my non-profit and we aim to fund fine arts in public schools and create opportunities for students to experience the arts,” said Tilghman.

Now among COVID-19 concerns, she’s found an online presence to be more valuable that ever, and she’s connecting with people through #shareyourmusic.

"I really love this opportunity to use #shareyourmusic as well to spread a little bit of joy during this time,” said Tilghman.

A little bit of joy is going a long way.

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Finch in Washington County says her teacher sent out a music video to her senior class because they’re having to miss so much that high school seniors look forward to.

"This is our final nine weeks of the school year, and we're supposed to be getting ready for prom on Friday and senior trip in a couple of weeks, and graduation. But it's not gonna happen,” said Finch.

While students are unsure of when they’ll get to celebrate those milestones, seeing a video online can send a wave of good energy.

"Everything going on right now is negative. Everything is you know kinda like a dark cloud and if you see one person still being positive it kinda spreads, you know,” said Finch.

Showing how one simple act from your keyboard can make social distancing, not feel so distant.

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