Sing-Along Series for 2020

Sing-Along classes at Kaunoa

Sing-Along with Mele Fong

The Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series is scheduled to continue into 2020 once a month on a Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon with lunch optional at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, Maui. The class is open to all voices to come and have fun whether you consider yourself a singer or not. Students sing popular songs and learn the stories behind them led by professional musicians on vocals, ‘ukulele, and u-bass. ‘Ukulele players are encouraged to play along what you can. The song’s lyrics and ‘ukulele chords are projected from a computer PowerPoint presentation onto the large screen at the front of the room (similar to Sing-Along with Mitch Miller). If there are songs in the Hawaiian language, we go over the pronunciation and translation before singing them.

Here is the schedule for a total of 12 classes with the monthly theme through the year:
January 16 – Hawaiian Party Songs to start the year.
February 20 – Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy and country western songs).
March 5 – Folk (new).
April 16 – Hula Songs to celebrate the Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
May 7 – Flowers and Lei Songs to celebrate May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i.
June 4 – Small Kid Time Songs to celebrate the start of summer.
July 16 – Patriotic Songs to celebrate America’s Independence Day.
Aug 6 – Island Songs to celebrate Statehood Day (Hawaii’s Admissions Day as the 50th state).
Sept 17 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs.
October 29 – International Songs to celebrate United Nations Day and World Singing Day.
November 19 – Broadway Songs.

The 8th Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Party will be December 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The program includes a sing-along of Christmas songs.

Check the website calendar for updates.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.