Nothing Could be Finer than to be in Carolina!

That is one of the new songs we have added to the Side by Side Singing songbook this week. Since all of us attending Side by Side LIVE in North Carolina, we figured it was a safe bet to be a favorite — and it IS! We also added “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” Of course we didn’t forget our favorites — Blue Moon (since there IS a ‘blue moon’ this week) and “I’m Looking Over  A Four Leaf Clover” were as enjoyable as ever.

We hope you will come sing with us this summer. Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 through August 26th you will find us at the Biltmore United Methodist Church, on Highway 25. Song leaders Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallindine will be happy to to see you. All sessions are FREE. You need not be an experienced singer to fully participate.

Good Deb n Ruth LR-2 Jan SxS july2 SxS group

SINGING is one of our “FAVORITE THINGS”

The rhythm instruments were out and faces were smiling at Side by Side Singing yesterday at the Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville. Sessions are on Wednesdays, at 1:30, and continue through Wednesday August 26th. If you haven’t already sung with us and you are curious about it — here’s video we posted on YouTube that shows some clips of sessions. OR, better yet, why not join us next Wednesday!

All sessions are free. You need not be an experienced singer to fully participate!

Side by Side SUMMER Singing

Fifty singers took a “Sentimental Journey” through song at Biltmore United Methodist Church’s Community Events Center on July 15. We sang “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and “This Little Light of Mine” with great gusto!!!! One hour goes by so quickly when you are enjoying yourself so much doing one of your favorite things!

As always we sang “Side by Side” and concluded with “Happy Trails.” Jan Mallindine played the guitar. Ruthie Rosauer and Debbie Nordeen switched off on the piano. We continue for six more weeks at 376 Hendersonville Rd. in Asheville, NC (July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26). We start at 1:30pm, sing for an hour, and then break for light refreshments. All sessions are free! [For more detailed information on how to find our location see the tab “how to find us.”] We hope you will join us!

Debbie Nordeen (left) and Ruthie Rosauer as song leaders.

Debbie Nordeen (left) and Ruthie Rosauer as song leaders.

Jan Mallindine on the guitar.

Jan Mallindine on the guitar.

Beth Mallindine

Beth Mallindine as one of our friendly Greeters

Side by Side SUMMER Series to Start July 15, 2015

We are delighted to say that Side by Side Singing for the SUMMER will be at Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville. Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer will be song leaders. We hope YOU will be joining us!

WHEN:  Wednesdays at 1:30pm beginning July 15 and for consecutive Wednesdays through and including August 26. Sessions begin with an hour of singing and end with light refreshments and social time.

WHERE: Biltmore United Methodist Church — in their “treehouse” formally known as the Community Event Center. The Community Event Center is the newer light brown building on the top of their hill (across their driveway from the older brick building containing the sanctuary).  Street address: 376 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC.

COST: All Side by Side sessions are FREE!

Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25 in Ashville

Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25 in Ashville

Farewell to Fletcher — for now

May 15, 2015 was our farewell Side by Side Singing session hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher. The acoustics in the Parish Hall are wonderful — as were our hostesses who provided us with lovely refreshments at the end of each song session. For our final session we ‘rocked out’ a little with Jane Snyder on the drums, Jan Mallindine on guitar, Ruthie Rosauer on clarinet and Debbie Nordeen on piano for “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and a few other songs. We also sang some slow ones! “Danny Boy” and “Always” were requested by the participants. And our perennial favorites “Side by Side,” “Sentimental Journey” and “Happy Trails” were not forgotten.

As we bid a fond farewell to our Fletcher location, Debbie and I wish you Happy Trails until we meet again. Our next series will begin on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 at the Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25, just south of where interstate 40 crosses Highway 25 (also known as Hendersonville Highway or Asheville Highway).

Jane Snyder on drums!

Jane Snyder on drums!

Jan Mallindine on guitar.

Jan Mallindine on guitar.

Debbie Nordeen, in pink hat, on piano.

Debbie Nordeen, in pink hat, on piano.

Jan Mallindine Plays Guitar for Side by Side

Jan Mallindine played the guitar for Side by Side Singing in Fletcher today. She’ll also be accompanying the group on her guitar for several numbers next Friday, May 8, 2015. Jan has a wonderfully rich voice and excels in adding harmony lines to well-loved songs such as “This Land is Your Land.” Also next Friday Side by Side will be accompanied by Lyte Henrickson on the piano. Many of you who have sung with Side by Side already know — and love — Lyte’s song, “I Will Carry You.” We know you won’t want to miss next Friday when both Lyte and Jan will be joining us! Tell your friends! We sing at 2pm at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Highway 25 in Fletcher. IMG_6036

Side by Side Singing in the Spring

Debbie Nordeen (center) leading a song.

Debbie Nordeen (center) leading a song.

There are three more sessions of Side by Side Singing at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher. The acoustics in the Parish Hall are wonderful. The refreshments provided by the church are yummy. And our Side by Side Singers are outdoing themselves in rounds and songs. Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer, Facilitators, switch back and forth between leading songs and playing the piano. Last week we had requests to sing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Danny Boy” and “Climb Every Mountain.” We hope you will join us on Friday afternoons at 2pm, through and including May 15 and sing ‘side by side’ with us!