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Loomis Villages

Posted by amherstwaht on May 8, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

April 28, 2012


We ended our year at the Loomis Village in South Hadley, MA. We performed in their auditorium and even used microphones for some solos and duets! It was also the first gig where all of us were able to wear our trendy t-shirts. Take a look at the picture below - I think we look great! It was a fantastic gig, which was followed by many thank you's, an invitation to return next year, and some yummy cookies and iced tea!


Here was the list of songs we performed:

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • My Favorite Things
  • Getting to Know You
  • So In Love
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come
  • Take A Chance on Me
  • It's De-Lovely
  • Ain't No Sunshine
  • Say A Little Prayer
  • How Will I Know
  • I See the Light
  • Alone
  • So Long, Farwell



Karen's Surprise Baby Shower

Posted by amherstwaht on April 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

April 20, 2012


Our friends from Girls Inc. came to campus for a visit! We reviewed the dances we had done to Katy Perry's "Firework" and Selena Gomez's "Who Says" and then taught the girls a new dance to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful". We then went on over to Keefe Campus Center, where the Center for Community Engagement was throwing a surprise baby shower for Dean Miller! The whole party came outside, and we performed our dances with the girls! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone was so impressed, and we all had tons of fun!



Girls Inc. in Holyoke

Posted by amherstwaht on April 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

April 6, 2012


We went to Holyoke, MA to work with the kids from Girls Inc.! They showed us some of the songs and dances they had been working on, and then we surprised them with a peformance of Kelly Clarkson's "(What Doesn't Kill You Makes You) Stronger". We then taught them dances to Katy Perry's "Firework" and Selena Gomez's "Who Says". Everyone had a lot of fun! We were certainly pretty tired when all was said and done!



Center for Extended Care

Posted by amherstwaht on March 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

March 10, 2012


We went back to see our friends at the Center for Extended Care - where it all began! This gig was our first opportunity to use our new Party Cube (paid by for the AAS)!


Here's the set list from the gig:

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • Anything You Can Do
  • Just Can't Wait to Be King
  • My Favorite Things
  • Dancing Queen
  • Suddenly Seymour
  • It's in His Kiss
  • Let's Do It
  • How Will I Know
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Colors of the Wind
  • Footloose
  • Sun and Moon
  • Come So Far, Got So Far To Go
  • New York, New York
  • So Long, Farewell


Check out the videos to see our killer dance moves! Sorry the group photo was a little blurry!



Linda Manor Extended Care Facility

Posted by amherstwaht on March 3, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

March 2, 2012


We went back to see our friends in the Alzheimer's unit at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, MA! It was certainly a gig we will never forget!


Here's our set list:

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • A Whole New World
  • My Favorite Things
  • Suddenly Seymour
  • It's in His Kiss
  • Just Can't Wait to Be King
  • How Will I Know
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Footloose
  • Put On A Happy Face
  • Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
  • Come So Far, Got So Far To Go
  • Love You I Do
  • New York, New York
  • So Long, Farewell


Check out our group photo from the gig (ALL of us actually look decent)!


We're featured on the Amherst College homepage!

Posted by amherstwaht on February 24, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

What an exciting day for Whistle A Happy Tune! We're featured on the Amherst College website! Check it out: www.amherst.edu (or go directly to the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDBsRRhsxKE).



Gardens of Wilbraham

Posted by amherstwaht on February 19, 2012 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

February 18, 2012

 

Today, we went to the Gardens of Wilbraham in Wilbraham, MA to perform. Per the venue's request, we sang a set of Valentine's Day themed songs. Here was our set list:

 

 

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • Let's Do It
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Even the Nights are Better
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • A Bushel and A Peck
  • When I Fall in Love
  • I Won't Say (I'm in Love)
  • Where is Love
  • Stop! In the Name of Love
  • Everlasting Love
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  • L-O-V-E
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Love You I Do
  • Best of My Love


Doesn't that just make you wish it were Valentine's Day again?? Our audience members were incredibly nice and gave us a standing ovation at the end (in addition to providing us with delicious cookies and iced tea). We were able to chat with the community members after the performance. They thoroughly enjoyed the show and requested that we come back for another gig! Hopefully we'll see all of our new friends again soon! All in all, it was a fantastic gig and a great start to the weekend!


 

Linda Manor Extended Care Facility

Posted by amherstwaht on February 19, 2012 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

February 10, 2012


This was our first official gig on a Friday! We travelled to Leeds, MA to sing for the Alzheimer's Outreach Program at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility. This was a Valentine's Day themed gig, and they all seemed to love the songs - so much so that they invited us to come sing again in March! Here is our set list:

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • Till There Was You
  • Let's Do It
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Even the Nights are Better
  • A Bushel and A Peck
  • I Won't Say (I'm in Love)
  • Stop! In the Name of Love
  • Everlasting Love
  • When I Fall in Love
  • L-O-V-E
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Love You I Do
  • Best of My Love

We had a fantastic time and are looking forward to going back. Thanks to the Smith College interns at the Northampton Community Music Center for helping set up this gig for us!



Center for Community Engagement EXPO

Posted by amherstwaht on February 19, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

January 26, 2012


We had a very special opportunity today! Amherst College's Center for Community Engagement invited us to be a part of their Communtiy Engagement EXPO! We tabled for new members and performed two songs - "Whistle A Happy Tune" and "L-O-V-E"! We're ready to start the second semester with a bunch of new Whistlers!



Center for Extended Care - Holiday Edition!

Posted by amherstwaht on February 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

December 10, 2011


Today was our first holiday themed gig! We had many more Whistlers this time around, which made everything a lot more fun! 


Here was our holiday themed set list!

 

  • Whistle A Happy Tune
  • Let It Snow
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Walking in a Winter Wonderland
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • We Need A Little Christmas
  • Last Christmas
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • Santa Baby
  • Jingle Bells
  • White Christmas
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Baby It's Cold Outside
  • The Christmas Song
  • All I Want for Christmas is You


We're full of holiday cheer after the gig! Happy Holidays, everybody!


 


 


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