Can you read the lead sheet?
Can you strum along from the lead sheet?
Can you follow the leader?
Super! Then you can do this!!!!!
NVUS is looking for a bunch volunteers, the more the merrier — IDEALLY, … the whole Society would be uber-fantastic. But that will be wishful thinking in this area of busy lives.
But if you can make it…. This is one of 4 Society holiday performances — please support your ukulele club!
We are in the season of having a jolly Christmas, what a time to have some fun strumming holiday tunes. Every year, Reston Association and Fairfax County ask us to perform at Reston Town Center. Maybe it’s because we draw a crowd and get them toe tappin’ to our rendition of some holiday music, and that we play whole host of holiday genre.
So, Check out the calendar for the other holiday performances and RSVP (book)… then attend the November meetings and get some practice in. If you can’t make all, then there are links to the NVUS Practice Videos on our YouTube Channel (click here).
If you have any questions, leave Moses a message via our website OR email him using info@NoVA-Uke.org.
See you soon!!
NVUS 2019 Reston Town Centre Holiday Showcase Set List
|Lead / Notes
|Play staccato for beginning verses
If there is a solo, played with same notes as chord.
|Angels We Have Heard On High
|Moses – Intro is whole first verse Only 1st verse is unison, rest of the song is sung in harmony if you can
|O Little Town of Bethlehem
|David (Backup: Moses)
|I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
|David / Moses jazz intro [?]
|Deck the Halls
|Moses or David Leads
|Jingle Bell Rock / Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
|Moses or David leads but all sing
|Solo lead sings 1st verse solo, then all sing next two, then instrumental, then all sing last two, tag last line.
|I’ll Be Home For Christmas
|First time through – Moses sings solo. Second time through – hum or Ooohh from “I’ll” to “presents under the tree”. You can play a 7th chord rather than the 9th.
|God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
|Moses (David on Dec 5) Clap to rhythm if you’re having trouble playing chords
|In the Bleak Midwinter
|(Tentative Song) David or Moses solo intro and turn-arounds Don’t play the ‘F’ chord with Janet’s instrumental turn-arounds – They are above “… age …” and “… heart …” (4th and 8th lines)
|Away in a Manger
|Moses Leads (back up: David)
|Jingle Bells / Mele Kalikimaka
|Don’t stop playing between songs, continuous medley
|Here Comes Santa in Red Canoe
|Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
|Moses Solo on slow line “When the clock is striking twelve, when I’m fast asleep” Chords for that phrase are singe down strums. Everyone joins back in after that line Instrumental end of 2nd verse: Moses or David Tag and repeat last phrase of last line… as solo by the lead
|Little Drummer Boy
|(Tentative Song) Rhythm: staccato down strums only
|It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
|Moses or David Leads Video has 3 verses – See sheet on arrangement – Solo singer verse 1, Solo Instrumental, all sing on ending of instrumental verse, all sing verse 3. Tag 3 times
|Mary’s Boy Child
|Moses solo 1st verse Sing rest of song as written
|What Child Is This?
|Moses [REMEMBER TO NOT START SO FAST]
|Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
|Moses or David Leads – Intro is a Solo; All come in “Rudolph” — sing 2 times; 2nd time with echo phrases
|Hawaiian, German: Moses leads
Spanish: Gwen or David leads
Others can/should join the languages, if they know the language well Key C
|Moses / David Leads
Wish You a Merry Christmas
|Moses OR David Leads
RSVPs are closed for this event.