SUMMIT, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, Corby Thomas and two of his friends found themselves with some unexpected free time on their hands. So, together, the three folks -- all with past and present Summit connections -- collaborated to create a fun, coronavirus-related public service song and video showing kids the importance of washing their hands.

'The Wash Your Hands Song', which reinforces positive health messaging to youngsters during today's trying times, is the creation of Corby Thomas, Danny Roselle and Brandon Fisk. Thomas grew up in Summit, went to Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary, and now is all grown up and lives in Morristown with his wife and a one-year-old of their own. Roselle and Fisk live in Summit with their families.

After he and his friends created 'The Wash Your Hands Song', Thomas hired an online freelance animator from overseas. Thomas produced the animated video to go along with the song that depicts children washing their hands in a fun, easy-to-understand way. Thomas hopes this recent release will help parents of kids everywhere communicate the importance of keeping their hands clean.

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In early 2019, Thomas began writing and recording children's music and producing animated music videos to accompany them. Soon thereafter, he set out to write an entire album of catchy tunes with fun, positive messages. He has since released four single EP’s, and accompanying videos which can be found on Spotify, ITunes, YouTube and Pandora under the artist name Corby T.

Currently, Thomas is working with  Mia Tarver and Chris Reilly, both animation students at Fairleigh Dickinson University, to develop additional animated content for his YouTube channel.