Patients Play “This or That” With British Band, Years and Years!

British synth-pop band, Years and Years, made a special visit to patients and families at Seacrest Studios in Washington DC. The talented trio lit up the studio with their electrifying personalities and warm spirits! There were tons of laughs and jokes going around from both the band and patients in the studio and up in their rooms.

The trio were asked hard hitting questions by our patient DJs. DJ BW called in and wanted to know- “Would you Rather never shower again for the rest of your life or never brush your teeth again for the rest of your life”. The bands reactions were mixed—with one member responding scientifically and thoughtfully saying “He would never brush his teeth again because you could always pop in a piece of bubblegum”. We were able to introduce the British band to some American staples such as Chick-fil-a, Wegmans grocery stores, Hulu, and Mambo Sauce.

One of the highlights of the visit was when the patients and band collectively made their best Chewbacca impression on-air! There wasn’t a dull moment in the studio as the patient DJs took over the mics. Before the visit ended, Years and Years played a speedy round of This or That. We soon learned who in the band is a cat or dog person, who prefers mayonnaise or BBQ sauce, and most importantly who favors pineapple pizza!

The visit was topped off with the band writing personalized messages and autographs to our friends in their rooms who were unable to join us in the studio. Thank you so much to our new friends, Years and Years for making our day brighter at Children’s National in Washington DC!


Miss USA Celebrates 4th of July with Patients at Children’s National!

According to Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers, this was the best 4th of July yet! She spent her entire evening at Children’s National, kicking off her visit in Seacrest Studios. Patients came prepared for the interview by asking her an array of questions. We even had a studio wide sing-a-long where we belted out a popular song on-air! Following our special on-air segment, we transitioned from the studio up to our outdoor Healing Garden where the party was just starting! Sarah Rose led a dance party with patients to the Cha Cha Slide, posed for photos with superheroes, took advantage of the face painting station, and created awesome crafts with patients. At the end of the night, we enjoyed the fireworks show where we could see fireworks from Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia! When the party was winding down, one patient said “I don’t want this night to end… I hope Miss USA comes back to visit”. It was a memorable July 4th for everyone at Children’s National!



The Unlikely Candidates Perform in Seacrest Studios at Children’s National!

The Unlikely Candidates made their first Seacrest Studios visit to patients and families atChildren’s National in Washington D.C.

DJ $ara, our Seacrest Studios patient correspondent, took over the mics and asked the band some awesome questions! We learned that when they’re on tour, they like to bring a blanket and pillow from home because it brings them comfort when they travel. Patients also joined the band for a fun round of Would you Rather! During the game, we asked would they rather perform a duet with Elton John or have a dance battle with Beyoncé. Their answers were split—half of the band wanting to join Elton John on stage and the other half wanting to dance it out with Beyoncé!

At the end of their visit, The Unlikely Candidates performed their song “Trampoline” live for patients and families. The energy was so strong and so positive in the studio that the guitarist actually broke his guitar strings in the middle of the song!

Thank you for an awesome visit! We hope to see you soon!