2015 Band Upcountry

Upcountry Fair

The Maui Ukulele Pops Band returned for the fourth year to perform at the 35th Annual Upcountry Fair on Saturday 13 June 2015. The Band performed at 2 p.m. after The Hawaiian Serenaders. We remained dressed in our Band informal attire appropriate for the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) setting which made it easy to stay on stage after our 45-minute set without changing costumes. The Band played 14 songs.

Songs in the order they were played: Koni Au I Ka Wai, Can’t Help Falling in Love with You, Proud Mary, Ulupalakua with hula, Yellow Bird, Hey Good Lookin’, Maui Waltz, Dahil Sa Iyo, Ring of Fire, Girl From Ipanema, Puamana with hula, Sukiyaki, Sophisticated Hula, and This Land is Your Land.

Members: Kelcy, Holly, Eileen, Andrea, Kathleen, Sandy, Mele and Rich.

(Photo taken at the Upcountry Fair at Oskie Rice Field and Arena, Olinda, 13 June 2015)

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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.