Long Eaton & District

Singing for Fun

The group all started with two people and their dogs meeting on a regular basis around during their walks around Trent Lock. One person mentioned the U3A and asked if there was any interest in starting a Choir Group as at this time one did not exist. They also asked if the second person knew of anyone who played the piano. The second person knew of someone who not only played but was very good, but was not sure if that person was interested as both of these people had just retired and perhaps were looking forward to a peaceful time.
Luckily the other person said yes and has thrown themselves both heart and soul into the group. There were twelve at the first meeting, and the popularity of the music and the change of the name to ‘Singing for Fun’ as they say is history.

The group has now over 70 members and a waiting list has been drawn up.

Our group leaders have stated the following:- the philosophy of the group is in the name – ‘Singing for Fun’. Anyone can join in, no auditions, try outs or requirements to be musical – just enjoy singing. As the group has developed, we are now able to tackle some of the more difficult songs and arrangements. We are also singing at various local places, the latest was at Treetops Day Care Centre. This gives and added challenge to our meetings and what we sing – but only for a part of the time – it wouldn’t be any FUN otherwise!!
The day we have a meeting with no laughter is the day to stop.

The lady with the microphone is the main group leader Joan. At the time these photos were taken she was recovering from a hip replacement and Jean our substitute M/C took over. Fortunately Joan is now fully recovered but Jean still takes over when we sing at any outside event that Joan can't make.

As you can see from the pictures, the title of the group 'Singing for Fun' is not to be taken lightly. There is not a miserable face in the place!

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