Grupo Frontera Brings Happiness and Hope to Hospitalized Patients and Their Families at STHS Children's

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Grupo Frontera band posing with STHS Children's staff

It’s a simple fact: music can lift our spirits and touch our souls, providing comfort and solace in times of distress.

In the hospital setting, music has been found to have powerful effects on the mental and physical health of patients of all ages. Studies have found that music can reduce stress, improve mood, increase energy, reduce pain and even speed up recovery time from illness or injury.

On Monday, April 22, Edinburg’s own Regional Mexican superstars Grupo Frontera set out to bring happiness and hope to the hospitalized patients at South Texas Health System Children’s and their family members.

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Members of Grupo Frontera performing in front of children at the hospitalOnly days before heading out for their next concert in Aguascalientes, Mexico, the Latin Grammy-winning act – comprised of Adelaido "Payo" Solís III, Juan Javier Cantú, Julian Peña Jr., Alberto "Beto" Acosta, Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Zamora – surprised patients, their family members and hospital staff gathered in the third-floor pediatric playroom of STHS Children’s by performing some of their iconic hits.

Following their performance of “No Se Va,” the band’s cover of the Morat classic of the same name that went viral on TikTok; “Un x100to,” the band’s collaboration with Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and catapulted them into the Latin music stratosphere, Grupo Frontera gifted the patients band t-shirts and blankets, bringing even more happiness, happy tears and hope to onlookers as they took individual photos with patient and their family members.

Members of Grupo Frontera performing for children at the hospitalOnce they concluded their impromptu concert in the pediatric playroom, Grupo Frontera traveled room to room to serenade the patients who weren’t allowed to leave their rooms due to doctor’s orders, ensuring the cheerful spirit and positivity could be felt by all patients and their family members.

“Music really has the power to heal, and we’re grateful that Grupo Frontera took time out of their busy touring schedule to bring the healing power of their beloved music to kids and patients at STHS Children’s,” says Lance Ames, Chief Executive Officer, STHS Children’s and STHS Edinburg. “To witness the impact their visit had on our unsuspecting patients and their families, getting a private concert by their beloved band, was truly heartwarming.”

While only inside STHS Children’s for less than three hours, the excitement surrounding Grupo Frontera’s visit lingered for hours after the band’s departure. Along with serving as a welcome distraction, the band’s visit is certain to leave an indelible mark on the patients and families while providing a verse of happiness and a chorus of hope to get well soon.