Sigal Rosier: Musician With A Heart

By: Mollie Ferguson, Sylvia Villarreal
By: Mollie Ferguson, Sylvia Villarreal

BRYAN - Throughout his entire life, Sigal Rosier has had a passion for music and playing his guitar. In his golden years, he been playing his beloved guitar and singing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in our area.

On Monday for about an hour, Rosier entertained the residents at the Isle of Watercrest in Bryan. It's a concert he looks forward to because it's a performance that means so much to the residents.

Amazingly, he doesn't actually read music, but that hasn't stop him because he plays by ear and a lot of heart. Clearly, over the years, Mr. Rosier's musical gift has been bringing joy to many people.

Sigal Rosier says, "It's just enjoyment, fun, I like to be around the people".

Rosier loves being around people and those who get to hear his music certainly enjoy having him around. Whether it's singing with various church choirs in Bryan/College Station or serenading residents at numerous nursing homes across town, Mr. Rosier shares his voice wherever he can.

"We do enjoy it as much as they do and I've told lots of folks in any place that we go, if you can bring a smile to one person you've done some good," says Rosier.

As a retired firefighter Mr. Rosier is no stranger to doing good and helping those in need. Now through his gift of music he feels he is bringing joy to many in assisted living facilities, especially those suffering from Alzheimer's.

Rosier says, "They don't really know what is going on all that much but if you do 'You Are My Sunshine' or 'Further Along' you can see lips moving hands moving feet moving. We've played several of the nursing homes here in the area over the past few years".

His nursing home tour may have started just a few years ago but Mr. Rosier has been singing to his wife of 61 years and their three children for as long as they can remember.

Ruby Rosier says, "When our daughter was small he would want her to sing with him and he'd always holler 'sing loud babe' so she got to singing loud now his voice is getting lower and not so loud so we'll tell him 'sing loud Papaw',".

With a passion for music that dates back more than 75 years, 'Papaw' doesn't plan on putting down his guitar any time soon.

Rosier says, "I hope up in Heaven they have a good band. I'll play with them".

One person who has been singing along with Sigal Rosier has been his sister, Amy Kurten. She is one of the residents at the Isle of Watercrest who never misses a Sigal Rosier concert.


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