On an ongoing/adhoc basis we lead a ukulele-accompanied oldies sing-along for residents of the Gallatin Rest Home in their activities room. Basically, it’s on alternating Mondays at 3:30 at Gallatin Rest Home (1221 Durston, Bozeman) but check the B.U.C. event calendar to make sure we’re confirmed. Anyone who wants to play along (or even just sing) is welcome to participate.
We sit at tables with the residents so that everyone feels like part of the singalong and it’s not like a performance. It’s very low-key and casual.
Just bring your ukulele and show up a few minutes before 3:30pm. I provide song binders, but if you want to be prepared, you can preview the PDFs below. (There are no practices. It’s fine just to sing along on any songs that are beyond your playing level, but most of them are pretty easy!)
Practice Sheets: I bring enough song binders for all, so you do not need to print your own unless you want to practice. *Beware, I occasionally add sheets or reorganize, so the PDFs here are subject to changes or updates. We tend to jump around, but we try to play from the section that best fits the playing level of the ukers who participate. (If you print the whole booklet in order, it tends to go from easiest to hardest.)
Section 1 – Folk Songs (easiest) 01-Singalong-FOLK
Section 2 – Western Songs 02-Singalong-WESTERN
Section 3 – Popular Songs (1920s-1950s) 03-Singalong-POPULAR
Section 4 – Oldies 04-Singalong-OLDIES1
Section 5 – Level 2 Oldies (slightly more complex songs) 05-Singalong-OLDIES2
All songs (current as of 1/19/2015) – SINGALONG All
If you have songs to add to the list, feel free to suggest or bring them. (If you’d like to organize a sing-along at another care facility, let me know.)