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Annual Election and Singing Party

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 1-4pm
At the home of Lori Fassman and David Cohen, Acton
Send email to for address and directions

Everyone is welcome at our annual election and singing party! The election only takes about 5 minutes at the start, so please don’t let that scare you off. Folky instruments are welcome, as is written music, or feel free to lead songs from memory. There will be extra copies of Rise Up Singing! and Rise Again for people to borrow.

Weather permitting, we will sing outdoors on the back (covered) patio.

Daytime Music Parties

FSSGB offers daytime music parties to sing, play accompaniment, socialize and have fun making music with others at private homes or other locations in eastern Massachusetts. Daytime Music Parties are hosted two Fridays a month from 11:30am until roughly 2:30pm (scheduled to help those who travel avoid heavy traffic and nighttime driving.)

Attendees kick off singing parties forming a circle spaced for comfort and for the participants to see, and hear each other easily which facilitates tighter more in sync rewarding music. Working around the circle all attendees are guaranteed an equal opportunity to select and lead a tune, or request someone else to lead their tune or pass to next in queue.

Acoustic instruments are preferred, however instruments requiring amplification are welcome if played at a low volume through a small practice amp so as not to overpower the singing. Instrumentalists must be experienced enough to accompany the singing, correctly tuned in concert pitch, using the key, chords, and tempo as written in the book or decided by the musicians.

We work from the "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" books (available to borrow on site if needed) or from personal favorites that are not in our books. (Attendees choosing tunes that aren't in our books should provide a few copies to share.) Lyrics for most tunes can also be found using smartphones.

Interested folks should contact our sing coordinator (Don MacLeod - phone/text 617-283-8532) for singing party dates, locations and other pertinent information.

Folks planning to attend are asked to please RSVP at the earliest to help our hosts plan. Those providing contact information to our coordinator will receive music party invitations a week in advance of the scheduled date.

Upcoming dates (these are all Fridays at 11:30am - 2:30pm):

  • May 3 - Malden 
  • May 17 - Arlington 
  • June 14 - Malden 
  • June 28 - Malden
  • July 12 - Malden
  • July 26 - Malden
  • Aug 9 - Cambridge
  • Aug 23 - Malden
  • Sept 6 - Malden
  • Sept 20 - Malden
  • Oct 4 - Malden
  • Oct 18 - Malden
  • Nov 1 - Cambridge
  • Nov 15 - Malden
  • Dec 6 - Malden
  • Dec 20 - Malden

There is no charge for singing parties. Small snacks to share would be appreciated, but are optional.

Please contact Don if you would like to host in the future. Keep an eye on the website ( for updates as music parties occasionally get rescheduled or cancelled.