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Virtual Sing Arounds

Since we can't meet in person right now, Golden Link is hosting virtual sing-arounds on zoom. It's not the same as seeing each other face-to-face, but we can still keep the music going!

MEETING TIME:

7:15 pm - Open to connect
7:30 pm - Sing-around begins

Virtual sing-arounds actually provide some advantages over in-person sing-arounds as well.  We've seen participation from people around the United States and a few from other countries.  Even for people who live close by, sometimes travel to our in-person sing arounds can be an impediment to attending, especially on work nights.  So, due to the success of the current Zoom sing-arounds, we may continue the virtual sing-arounds, perhaps once a month, in addition to the in-person sing-arounds even when things return to normal.  This would allow many more people to participate than we see in our in-person sing-arounds.  We'll keep you posted!
If you already know how to use zoom, here's the quick connection information for our Virtual Sing-Arounds:

Link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87586137865

Meeting ID: 875 8613 7865

You can also join by phone, for an audio-only connection, using the following numbers, depending on which city you're closest to:

+1 646 558 8656 - New York City
+1 312 626 6799 - Chicago
+1 346 248 7799 - Houston
+1 669 900 9128 - San Jose
Other locations, Find your local number here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdIbFNYGDw

Zoom Tips and Instructions

For detailed instructions on how to connect and use zoom click on one of the buttons below.  Pay special attention to the section called Getting the Best Quality Sound.  

Using Zoom on a Laptop or Computer

Using Zoom on a Mobile Device

General Tips for Virtual Sing Arounds

• Make sure there's enough light so we can see your face.  The software always shows you your own video image in addition to everyone else's, so use that to see how you will look to others.  It's best to have a light in front of you, off to one side, to provide good illumination.

• If you're using a mobile device, you can put it on a music stand that you can adjust to get the correct height.  An added benefit is that the music stand can also hold your music when it's your turn to lead.

Zoom Roles

If you've been asked to be a Zoom Starter, Zoom Host, or Sing-around Leader, visit the following pages to learn what you need and what you should do.

Zoom Starter

Zoom Host

Sing-around Leader