Music Builds Communities

A Community project for Newmarket and Area

“.....bringing people together through music!”

Contact Us on info@musicbuildscommunities.org              Phone: 07968-912046



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The next session will be “Songs About Animals”

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Preliminary Song List for next session Sept 26th

Note…some may be omitted or added …….

Changed date and venue


So You Think You Can’t Sing?

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Singing for Fun

These  are normally held on Wednesday Evenings at 8pm monthly and have a sing-a-long style with words provided.

If you think you can’t sing, but enjoy doing it, this is for you.

It’s an informal evening with friendly participants and hosts.

We currently meet in the Community Room at Tesco Newmarket off Willie Snaith Road.

Enter the store and continue straight ahead to the aisle with Cards. The room is at the end.



The program for a typical evening will consist of:

On occasions we may have some songs sung to professional backing tracks

There are no up front or termly fees.

It’s free for each evening you come – and that includes refreshments


MBC Midweek -- Singing for Fun


We sometimes choose songs around a theme. So far these have included:


Special days

Christmas

Valentine

Fire(work)

May Day


Songs about

Time

Travel

Money

Weather

James Bond Themes

Songs about

Girls Names

Boys Names

 Dance  

Colours

 Animals

Places:

USA

London

Ireland

France

Europe

Hits of:

 1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s


Artists:

Beatles

Queen

Simon & Garfunkel

ABBA

Cliff Richard

Rolling Stones

The Rat Pack




Artists, groups or composers beginning with letter........     Songs beginning with letter.................

Plans for Spring/Summer 2018 "Singing for  Fun"


July 18th

8pm

Tesco Community Room

"Songs of the late 1960s" (1966to 1969)

It's free !


Photo: Patsy Edwards

Singing together is good for your health…………………………

Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.


When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling.


As the popularity of group singing grows, science has been hard at work trying to explain why it has such a calming yet energizing effect on people. What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.


The elation may come from endorphins, a hormone released by singing, which is associated with feelings of pleasure.  Or it might be from oxytocin, another hormone released during singing, which has been found to alleviate anxiety and stress. Oxytocin also enhances feelings of trust and bonding, which may explain why still more studies have found that singing lessens feelings of depression and loneliness.  A very recent study even attempts to make the case that “music evolved as a tool of social living,” and that the pleasure that comes from singing together is our evolutionary reward for coming together cooperatively, instead of hiding alone, every cave-dweller for him or herself.


The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. In one study, singers were found to have lower levels of cortisol, indicating lower stress.

It turns out you don’t even have to be a good singer to reap the rewards. According to one 2005 study, group singing “can produce satisfying and therapeutic sensations even when the sound produced by the vocal instrument is of mediocre quality.”  Singing groups vary from casual affairs where no audition is necessary (like Singing for Fun) to serious, committed professional or avocational choirs

Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out.  It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed.  Even if you walked into a session exhausted and depressed, by the end of the night you’ll walk out high as a kite on endorphins and good will.

So “Singing for Fun” is not only fun………it’s also good for your health,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,