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IF YOU LIKE TO SING AND/OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!

We take turns selecting songs for the group to sing and play (passing's OK). Most of our songs come from the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again books, so if you have copies, bring them along. (If you don't, you can share or borrow one from us.) You also have the option of going solo or handing out lyrics and chords to a song not in the book. Whatever you do, *ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION* IS THE KEY!

We meet the first and third Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in a comfortable indoor location in Arlington, VA, close to metro. There is plenty of parking available in the area.

We sing all kinds of music: well-known songs and songs members want to teach us, traditional music, songs by the big names in folk and folk/rock from the '50s to the '70s, songs by today's indie/folk musicians. And what's a sing along without some Beatles songs, pop songs, rock songs, show tunes, standards. We really mix it up.

We're a friendly fun group! DON'T BE SHY ABOUT SINGING AND/OR JAMMING, COME CHECK US OUT!

A SOJO member recently raised with us that, in view of today's focus on racial equality and inclusion, lyrics in some older songs from Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, written in a different time, could be viewed as insensitive and inappropriate. Since we all would agree that the purpose of SOJO is to have fun and not make any members feel uncomfortable, it might be best in choosing songs to perform or for the group to sing to avoid such songs or to use other inoffensive lyrics. We appreciate your cooperation.

Upcoming events (1)

SOJO in the Park at Noon (7/2/22)

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For our two Saturday sessions in July, we will be meeting at the park at noon, weather permitting. If it looks like rain, we'll Zoom. So double check the Meetup site day of.

We are allowed to park in the church parking lot. Plus, there is plenty of paid parking around the park, and free parking across Wilson Blvd.

Oakland Park is in Arlington at the corner of N Oakland St. and 9th St. N, right across 9th street from the San Jose Chapel.

Bring a folding chair, your Rise Up and Rise Again books, and handouts for songs not in the books.

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Past events (466)

Our 28th Tuesday Evening Virtual SOJO (6/28/2022)

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