Industry supplier William Rexroad's true calling is entertaining. Realizing there was a void in children's entertainment, Rexroad put togehter the Mr. Bill show. He now travels to music festivals and hopstaals for the childre
He sings, he plays songs, he entertains small children… he’s Mr. Bill.
William Rexroad, a.k.a. Mr. Bill, is president of Electrex, Inc. in Hutchinson, KS, a manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses and supplier to the limousine industry. When he’s not busy designing electrical systems, Rexroad draws on his lifetime experience in the music industry to bring joy to children.
After his bluegrass band broke up in 1990, Rexroad wanted to come up with a solo act. Having gone to many music festivals, he found there was a lack of entertainment for children. That is why he engineered the Mr. Bill show –a program of interactive folk songs and stories performed at schools, music festivals, and hospitals.
On a recent trip to the Baltimore Limousine & Chauffeur Show, Rexroad wanted to make good use of some spare time he would have. He decided to put on a show for sick children at Johns Hopkins Childrens Hospital.
“I performed the show for a room full of young patients in the surgical section of the hospital. They sang, laughed, and participated. That is the reward that comes from performing for children in a hospital –bringing smiles to the faces of youngsters who are really sick and disabled. So many of them have a look of pain and despair when they are brought in to see the show. But when they begin to smile and join in the singing and other activities, then I know I have made their ordeal a little more bearable. That is quite a good feeling,” admits Rexroad.
The Baltimore performance went so well that Rexroad plans to branch out. “Normally, I just do the Mr. Bill show in my area, but this went so well that I’m going to do a lot more shows as I travel, “ he adds.