The Minstrels are a lively troupe of volunteer
singers and musicians who have seen how music heals, having visited
shelters, residential facilities and prisons each month since
1991. Their interactive pop, rock and folk events touch audiences
of about 4,000 each year.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our beloved Bob DeSimone. Bob
loved the Minstrels, being one of the earliest singers and charter board
member and president. Always with an encouraging smile, happy
disposition, and a can do attitude. A true inspiration to all. Please
hold Bob in your fondest thoughts and send your special energy to his
"The Boston Minstrels were here tonight from 7 pm until 10. What an awesome night was had by All! The guests were dancing and singing. Each of the guys were taking turns playing instruments while saying Words of Gratitude about Family and Especially the Tragedy that has effected us all since Marathon Monday. One Guest in particular kept chanting” Pine Street Strong”…..It was great to see our guests so content and happy singing and praising just for today! One of our guests sat crying in his wheelchair playing a small drum but crying tears of happiness. A few sang solos as well as two and three in groups picked their own songs. I wish we had permission to take photos to capture our guests in their happy times. The Group ended forming a large circle of friends new and old holding hands with a final song. I look forward to The Boston Minstrels returning. Thank You"