Because the sing arounds are popular and well attended, it can sometimes be hard for everyone to get a turn. To make the evening fun for everyone, please consider the following suggestions:
• Choose songs of a reasonable length.
Songs that tell stories through many verses are wonderful but limit the time for people that follow. Consider timing your song as you prepare. (There may be opportunities to do longer songs after the break when there are fewer people.)
• Be ready to play.
The leaders, for the most part, move sequentially around the room. Please have your song selected, your instrument tuned, your finger picks on, and your music ready before the leader calls upon you.
• Exercise brevity in introducing your song.
Tell us a little bit, and then let the song do the rest.
• At the break, limit announcements to 10-15 seconds.
Lengthy announcements can chew up a lot of time. Plug your next event briefly and refer listeners to the newsletter or bulletin board for further information.