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Songbirds Girl Scout Choir needs you

“Sing, sing together, merrily, merrily sing!” Girl Scouts sing for lots of reasons: to keep traditions alive, gather in congenial comradeship, create memories, learn new things, expand our horizons, make joyful music together, but most of all TO HAVE FUN !

The Songbirds Girl Scout Choir, under the direction of Penny Roberts, began in the fall of 2002 as an outgrowth of the 90th Anniversary Roundup in the legacy Mountain Prairie Girl Scout Council. We had so much fun, we wanted to continue singing together. Our youngest member was about four-years-old at the time, and often rode on her mom’s shoulders when we sang with their Girl Scout troop. Penny had wanted to be a choir director since she first saw more than 10,000 Girl Scouts and adults from around the country gather in the amphitheater at the 1962 Roundup in Button Bay, Vermont to raise their voices in song.

The Songbirds meet on the second Saturday of every month from September through April. They gather at the Berthoud Elementary School at 560 Bunyan Avenue in one of the classrooms. A guitar class is offered each month at 9 a.m. for those singers age 10 and up, who want to join in the fun and learn how to play guitar chords to accompany the choir. From 10 a.m. to noon the group sings old songs, new songs, fun songs, campfire songs, foreign language songs, rounds, graces, folk songs, motion songs, clapping games, Lemmi sticks, and on and on it goes.

Songbirds are looking for new members! Please bring your troop, friends, neighbors, adults and children. Anyone is welcome. There is no charge and no registration. Come once or join for the rest of the year and beyond.

Choir members are provided with three different songbooks and royal blue logo shirts are worn to special performances.

Songbirds sing in performance whenever requested. For example, we will have a performance and a sing-along at the Open House at Meadow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, September 23, 2018. We’ll help others have fun while they explore our wonderful mountain camp facility. If you’d like a taste of what the Songbirds do, come join us there.

A flyer is below with contact information if needed. “All together, sing together, lalalalalalala la la  la!” and “Sing, sing, sing, come my friends and sing with me. Round up your voices, fill the air with music free.”  Please join us, one and all!

2018 songbirds flyer favorite

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Join the Girl Scout Songbird choir

Submitted by Christina Monsolino

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

THE GIRL SCOUT SONGBIRD CHOIR IS FLYING SOUTH OUR WAY!! SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 with THE ENERGETIC DIRECTOR PENNY ROBERTS!!

Location: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 506 Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80027.

GUITAR AT 9 A.M. AND SINGING AT 10 A.M.

Guitar players age 10 and over ~ Come at 9 a.m., bring your guitar that’s been tuned and we’ll play for a while.

All Age and Level of Singers – BRING A FRIEND ~ Come at 10 a.m., bring your friends, troop members, etc., and we’ll sing for a while, too. We have a few new things in store for you!!!

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Girl Scout choir needs new members

Submitted by Penny Roberts, Director of “Songbirds,” Girl Scout choir

Remember all those great times of singing around the campfire or while hiking or waiting for an event to start?  Remember how much Girl Scout songs add to ceremonies, play days, or otherwise just for fun?

Did you know that GSCO has a Girl Scout choir?  It’s called “Songbirds” and has been in existence for about 14 years. “Songbirds” was created in an effort to keep Girl Scout songs alive, learn new songs, and help promote Girl Scouts in general for special events, publicity, fundraising, and lots of other functions.

“Songbirds” meets on the third Saturday of every month September through April.  We meet at the Berthoud Elementary School in Berthoud, Colorado.  A guitar lesson is offered from 9–10 a.m. for anyone 10 years of age or older, who wants to learn and practice,  with the end of performing with the choir, singing at camp and for more fun and music.  From 10 a.m. – noon, the singing part of the choir works to learn and practice songs from all eras.

Why do Girl Scouts sing?  For fun, of course!  It’s traditional, universal, brings people together, and celebratory for many occasions.

What do Girl Scouts sing?  They sing graces, camp songs, rounds, motion songs, campfire songs, lullabies, international songs in foreign languages, traditional Girl Scout songs, repeat and answer songs, clapping games with songs, regional or seasonal songs.  The sky is the limit!

There is no registration required and no cost is involved.  Anyone is welcome to come, of any age.  Bring your troop, friends, neighbors, or family.  The more you participate the more songs you will learn and the more members we have, the more we can learn and sing.

A 19-page song book is provided, as well as a guitar book for guitar students, and a clapping games book for everyone.  For performances, we supply you with a royal-blue polo shirt with an embroidered logo.   For outdoor or informal performances , we wear khaki bottoms, and for more formal occasions we wear black bottoms.

Please help us grow our choir to the end that we will become really famous!  We hope to be invited to many performances in the year ahead.  For more information, please contact director Penny Roberts at proberts@larimer.org or call (970) 577-2027 or (970) 586-1775.