2016 Mid-Winter Singing Festival
Workshop Schedule

Saturday, January 30. Lyric sheets provided. One wristband, good for all workshops, is only $10 (All college students w/ID and kids 18 and under are free, just stop by the desk and pick up a wristband.)

Wristbands will be on sale at the Hannah Center, beginning at 10:30 am, Saturday morning. (We will not sell out of wristbands; there is plenty of workshop room for everyone.)

FREE Children's Concert

Saturday, 11am, Banquet Rm

Presented by
Robert B. Jones
and Matt Watroba

Sponsored by
The City of East Lansing
Room 235
Room 211
Banquet Room
{ click the songleaders name to view thier website }

Sing Along with Hank

Williams, that is. Workshop includes "Cheatin’ Hearts," "Honky Tonkin’," "Lonesome Whippoorwills," "Train Whistles," and "Jambalaya on the Bayou." Lyric sheets provided.

Joel Mabus

Catbird Seat Sampler

Favorite songs from a variety of musical styles, including many harmony possibilities, from Jean Ritchie's, "Dear Companion" to Johnny Nash's, "I Can See Clearly Now". Lyric sheets provided.

Wanda Degen
and Kay Rinker- O'Neil

Gospel Songs

Robert B. Jones


The 7 Secrets of Success: Arranging and Performing a Song With Guitar
1:20 - 4 pm

"Getting up and singing a song in public with only your own guitar for a friend is something I’ve been doing professionally for 40 years. I’ve learned a few things in that time I wish I had known way back when. We’ll take our time and explore seven “secrets” to doing a good job of making a song sound its best." - Joel M. Guitars and recording devices welcome.

Joel Mabus

A Strum-Along with Ukuleles, featuring songs
of the Beatles

Singers with or without ukes welcome!
Lyrics and chords provided.

Download Songbook here

Ben Hassenger and
The Ukulele Kings

Rise Up and Sing!

A selection of favorite songs from both the Rise Up Singing and the new, Rise Again songbooks, and beyond. Lyric sheets provided.

Matt Watroba


Country Music Favorites

Mary Sue Wilkinson
and Roger Brown

Songs in "The Sound of Music"
Rachel Alexander
Get ready for the Saturday evening sing along!

"My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Something Good," "Maria," "So Long, Farewell," "The Sound of Music," "How Can Love Survive," "The Lonely Goatheard,"...the list goes on. Warm up your vocal chords and have fun singing these Rodgers and Hammerstein classics.

Each year, we bring back some old favorites, and add the energy of some new folks.

2007 Festival Workshop

That's it! 8 workshops for one $10 wristband.
All college students w/ID and kids 18 and under are free,
just stop by the desk and pick up a wristband.


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