Social distancing can’t stop AF Band of Flight member from socializing

Tech Sgt. Kelcey McDonald, with the Air Force Flight Band, DJs some tunes for his social media audience as a small escape during his lunch hours of the day. (Courtesy photo)

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Tech Sgt. Kelcey McDonald, with the Air Force Flight Band, DJs some tunes for his social media audience as a small escape during his lunch hours of the day. (Courtesy photo)

Tech. Sgt. Kelcey McDonald with the Air Force Flight Band keeps socializing — not in person — but as a DJ on Facebook Live. His hour-long show gives people a place to escape from their current situation and not feel so isolated.

“I DJ on Facebook Live during my lunch break Monday through Friday from 1200 to 1300,” said McDonald. “The purpose is to give people a place to socialize and hear some good music.”

The 16-year Air Force veteran is very social and uses the platform to reach out to others. When you visit the site, you’ll see an enthusiastic and positive McDonald in his civilian clothes playing music and welcoming visitors to the site.

“There are others like me that want to socialize,” said McDonald. “I’m a very social person. Being able to socialize on Facebook Live gives everyone a place to interact, share musical favorites and feel less isolated for a moment. Many time DJs don’t accept music request. I welcome them!”

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While playing requested songs, he engages in conversation with those that have logged on. Don’t be surprised if your first name is called out during the show.

“It’s great to share some good music and to check on how other people are doing,” McDonald added. “This past Tuesday was Kristy, one of the online participants’ birthday. So, the online group wished her happy birthday, and I played birthday songs. I turned it into an online birthday party. Kristy enjoyed it as well as everyone else online.”

DJing is not new to McDonald. Although he’s been DJing for 21 years, this was only his third week on Facebook Live hosting this. On average, approximately 200 people join him during lunch time. He had a record number last Monday of 328 participants.

“It’s always nice to see prior names join in but also inspiring to see new names,” said McDonald. “It’s a great social on-line party that tries to eliminate feeling isolated.”

You can catch McDonald's Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/djconvictionentertainment*

*Disclaimer: The site is not an endorsement of Department of Defense or of the U.S. Air Force.

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