Randolph Singers were thrilled to participate in the 4th of July parade for the second year in a row.  This year, following the parade theme of Rise and Shine, the Singers rewrote lyrics to This Land is Your Land and New York, New York to reflect our love of our communities.  Enjoy the photos and lyrics below, and come join us in the fall!

Back row: Sandy Stephen, Pam Crino, Bob Crino
Front row: Carolyn Tonelli, Naomi Pratt

To the tune of “This Land is Your Land,” by Woodie Guthrie

This town is your town, this town is my town, 

From the Beanville valley to the Braintree highland,

From the Old Town Forest to the Third Branch waters,

Randolph was made for you and me!

As I went walking route 66 highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

And saw below me that golden valley

This town was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps

To the sparkling panes of her downtown storefronts

And all around me, a voice was sounding

This town was made for you and me

When the sun comes shining, then I’ll go strolling

Right across Brookfield’s floating bridge

The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting

This town was made for you and me

Front row: Martha Hafner, Lindsay Meyer and Chris Lesinski

To the tune of “New York, New York” 

by John Kander/Fred Ebb

Start spreading the news

I promise today

I’m gonna be a part of it

Randolph, Vermont

These vagabond shoes

Are leading the way

Right through the very heart of it

Randolph, Vermont

I want to wake up in a village

Where life is sweet

And find a smile on the faces

Of all those I meet

My big city blues

Are melting away

I’m gonna make a brand new start of it

In this great town

If I can make it here

I'll make it anywhere

It's up to us

Randolph, Vermont

Randolph Singers: A community chorus in central Vermont dedicated to making and sharing beautiful music

The Randolph Singers was founded by a dozen or so area residents in 1968 when the local PTA wanted to sponsor a Broadway show to raise funds. The show they chose to perform was Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." The Randolph Singers usually comprises approximately 50 area residents from towns throughout central Vermont.

The Randolph Singers is a non-auditioned chorus that rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the basement of Bethany Church, and performs two concerts annually, in December and May.  The chorus is led by co-directors Dick and Marjorie Drysdale of Randolph, Vermont; the accompanist is long-time musician and teacher Marta Borgstrom of Randolph.