Upcoming Sing Along Events
Instructions for Sing Along Event participants
- If you have a tie dye T-shirt or top, this would be a great choice. Or perhaps you have a nice Hawaiian shirt? Just wear something that makes you feel like smiling, probably something colorful. And be sure to wear your smile!
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start.
- Bring your copy of the music for the setlist.
- You should bring a music stand if you have one.
- Of course you should bring a ukulele.
- Think about whether you might need a kazoo or harmonica for one or more tunes.
- Send a text to (515) 988-3680 or email to myDMUS@gmail.com if you have questions or need any help.
Pop Up Sing Along Events
A Pop Up Sing Along is a song circle with an audience. These are always fun for us and anyone who drops by to listen. They usually last a couple of hours and are very comfortable and informal. The facilitator will announce the time and place and will let you know what materials you will need, i.e., particular song books and music stands.
Where we've been lately ...
Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny - Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Thank you Elissa, Rollie, N8, John, Steve, and Rick for being there with me. Mahalo!!!
My wonderful piano teacher, Nancy Tinnean, lives there with her husband and has made all the arrangements. Thanks so much, Nancy! We had a blast!
Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny paid us a $100 honorarium has been contributed to the Ukulele Kids Club on their behalf.
Mahalo Nui Loa!
Veterans Administration Central Iowa Health Care System, Saturday, March 7, 2020
We played at the Veterans Administration Central Health Care System, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310. The audience was wonderful and we had a terrific time!
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, Thursday, February 27, 2020
We again visited the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 900 Polk Boulevard, Des Moines, Iowa, 50021. This time it was for a 2:30 pm Sing Along at one of our favorite places!
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, Monday, December 30, 2019
We visited the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 900 Polk Boulevard, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. It was an early New Years Eve celebration starting at at 6:30 p.m. with the countdown to 2020 at 7:30 p.m. What a blast! They even included a balloon drop!!!
On behalf of the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, we donated our proceeds from the event, $75, to the Ukulele Kids Club to continue giving ukuleles to hospitalized kids. “Music Heals!”
Sunny View Care Center, Saturday, December 14, 2019
We hosted a Sing Along for Sunny View Care Center, 410 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, Iowa, at 10:05 am. We included familiar holiday tunes. This feels like going home. It’s the first place where we ever had a public sing along event.
Heartland Senior Services, Monday, December 9, 2019
We shared holiday tunes at Heartland Senior Services, 205 S Walnut Ave, Ames, IA 50010 at 1:00 pm.
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in Des Moines, Thursday, November 14, 2019
We celebrated National Pickle Day at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 900 Polk Boulevard, Des Moines, at 2:30 pm. We had a great time on September 12, 2019 and again on November 14, 2019! The audience is always wonderful; they sang along and enthusiastically played along with us using our instruments of mass percussion. We are excited about visiting them again soon.
Northside Community Senior Center in Des Moines, Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Instructions for Sing Along Event participants
- If you have a tie dye T-shirt or top, this would be the perfect time to wear it. Otherwise, just wear something colorful. Well, the main thing to wear is a smile!
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start
- Music for the setlist
- Music stand
- Ukulele (of course).
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 2:30 p.m.
We are returning to the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 900 Polk Boulevard, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. They will have us lead a Sing Along event to start ramping up for New Years Eve at 6:30 p.m. For details see the Setlist Links page for this occasion.
Vintage Cooperative in Johnston, Sunday, September 22, 2019
We played from 6:00 pm to a little after 7:00 pm. The audience sang along and played rhythm instruments. We had about 65 residents in the audience and 10 ukulele players from the club. We were paid $193 via a tip jar that we will donate to the Ukulele Kids Club.
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in Des Moines, Thursday, September 12, 2019
We had a great time! The audience was wonderful; they sang along and enthusiastically played along with us using our instruments of mass percussion. The coordinator asked about having us return every other month. Wow! That would be so great!
Donation made from recent Sing Along earnings
On 9/12/2019, DMUS made a $50 donation to the Ukulele Kids Club, https://theukc.org. This was from our ukulele club sing-along earnings from the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center earlier in the day and we make this donation in their honor.
DMUS made a $108 donation to the Ukulele Kids Club, https://theukc.org, on August 1, 2019. This was from our ukulele club sing-along earnings from two gigs at the Ankeny Farmers Market in Ankeny, IA, and an honorarium for a sing-along at Sunny View Care Center, Ankeny, IA. We asked that the money be used to support efforts at Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
2019 AFM (Ankeny Farmers Market) - June 8, 2019 and July 27, 2019
A short video from June 8, 2019
Photos from the June 8, 2019 AFM and one from 2018
Where else we've been lately ... Heartland Senior Center
On Monday, April 29, 2019, we returned to the Heartland Senior Center, 205 South Walnut Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. They shared the collage above with us afterwards. They also had this to say:
“Thank you so much to you and all of the members of your group that came to perform for us on Monday! All of our participants enjoyed your music so very much. It brought such a high point to our day! We appreciate you taking time to come spend an afternoon with us!
“I hope that we can continue to have you come to perform in the future!”