The Monocacy River Boys started out about two years ago as just a few guys getting together to jam and have fun playing country and bluegrass music.

We would get together on Monday night at Bill Boyd's home and play for hours and enjoy each others company.

The idea came to Delmar and Barry Horner for us to go to nursing homes, rehab centers and assisted living centers to entertain the residents. So Demar and Barry started contacting those places and we have been playing for these folks now for a little over a year.

The Charter members of the Monocacy River Boys were Delmar and Barry Horner, Tyler Eyler and Bill Boyd joined them a little bit after they started playing at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. And then Marty Yingling joined in the spring of 2009.

Some of the places we have played are: St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, MD, The Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, PA, Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD, Edenton Retirement Center in Frederick, MD, and Rose Manor in Waynesboro, PA.

This story is to pay tribute to Delmar Horner who passed away on August 25, 2009. Del's greatest joy was to play music! He really loved playing for the nursing home residents.


Respectfully - Jim E.

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