Reviews of Sing-Along with Mele Fong series
Mele offered 12 sing-along classes at Kaunoa in 2019. The format consisted of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords from Mele’s computer PowerPoint presentation onto the large screen at the front of the room (similar to sing-along with Mitch Miller) for easy viewing by singers and ‘ukulele players. Mele and Rich used wireless headsets and wireless instrument pickups to connect to Kaunoa’s PA system for ease of mobility while leading the group sing-along and play-along for Mele on ‘ukulele and Rich on u-bass.
The most popular classes in 2019 were Paniolo Songs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs with 37 people for each.
The total signups for 2019 was 314 people for 12 classes including 38 people (plus waiting list) for the 7th Annual Christmas Party where a sing-along of Christmas Songs was part of the program.
We played Be My Baby with Boom Shaka I Wanna Strum during a monthly “Sing-Along with Mele Fong” class on Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs on September 5, 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. This was the first time Hale Makua was in the house adding their voices.
“I signed up for your class before I left California to come to Maui,” commented a new program participant. – Flower and Lei Songs, 23 May 2019.
“You hit it out of the park,” commented a happy singer. – Small Kid Time Songs, 6 June 2019.
“I thought Aloha ‘Oe was the song to sing to end a program,” commented a person who grew up in Hawai’i and lives on the mainland part-time. She was surprised that the traditional song is Hawai’i Aloha. – Patriotic Songs, 25 July 2019.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS – CLICK ON A PHOTO to view a larger image.
ARCHIVES FOR 2019 – CLICK ON THE CLASS TITLE listed by month for comments, song list, and more.
January – Maui Nui 16, February – Paniolo 37, March – Broadway 33,
April – Hula 22, May – Flower and Lei 20, June – Small Kid Time 13,
July – Patriotic 16, August – Island 23, September – Rock ‘n’ Roll 37,
October – International 30, November – American Classics 29, and December – Christmas 38.
ARCHIVES – CLICK ON YEAR to learn more
2019 – 12 classes with 314 signups including 38 people (plus waiting list) for Christmas. (Summary of songs)
2018 – 11 classes with 269 signups including 37 people (plus waiting list) for Christmas.
2017 – 12 classes with 249 signups including 39 people for Christmas.
2016 – 7 classes with 130 signups (plus 30 for Christmas program not in Sing-Along format).
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