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© Jon Cousins 2012

Music has always played a big part at camp. Church music, secular music, concerts, impromptu jams — we've got it all.

Church music includes sacred music Sing-Along before chapel each day; traditional hymns during chapel; the FNCA choir; occasional special music before or during chapel; as well as singing some graces before meals.

Over the years, we've had lots of live concerts including: Roy Trombley on harpsichord; José Melis on piano and vocals; the Guiu Family Trio on flute, piano, violin; and others.

There has also always been a lot of music at our somewhat annual Stunt Night / Talent Night with everything from piano and guitar music written and/or performed by various members, to Rev. Dr. George F. Dole's classically-inspired jazzy blues tune, The FNCA Blues (lyrics here just below the links).

NEW photos on this page in recent months:
Title or Theme                             Year       Posted  
"16 Tons"                                   1998       12/25
"George Serenades Us with a..."   1965       12/19
"FNC/FNCA Choir"                        2021       12/11
"Ted Foster at the Square Grand"  1956        11/18

2010  2011  2012  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019
 2001  2003  2006  2008  2009
  1996  1997  1998 
 1972  1973


        The FNCA Blues

I woke up this morning with the rising bell,
Thought the sun was shining but
You really can't tell about the weather too well
When your eyelids are frozen shut.

I went to the house to join the bunch,
The fire was blazing I was told,
But that wall of bodies, don't know about their fronts
But their backsides sure were cold.

I got those shaky, shivery,
Quakey, quivery,
All over trembley,
New Church Assembly Blues.

Later on it got about as hot as it could get,
That sunshine sure felt nice.
But I don't know yet if that wet was sweat,
'Cause it could have been melting ice.

I went to the river to beat the heat
I plucked up my courage and I dove,
But I stopped tout de suite when the water reached my feet,
Made a beeline for the potbellied stove!

I got those shaky, shivery,
Quakey, quivery,
All over trembley,
New Church Assembly Blues.

The cold settled in as the sun went down,
I bundled me into my bed
With twelve gray blankets and thirteen brown
All pulled up over my head.

But I still turned blue where the cold seeped through:
Those mattresses are really pretty thin.
But even though I'm blue, I'll be seeing you
When the rising bell rings again.

I got those shaky, shivery,
Quakey, quivery,
All over trembley,
New Church Assembly Blues.

lyrics © 2016 Rev. Dr. George F. Dole

GFD's other FNCA song is down below.



"FNC/FNCA Choir"

© Beki Greenwood 2021

Most years, members from the FNCA join the Fryeburg New Church choir the 3 Sundays during camp. (Some years, members of the FNC join the FNCA choir for morning worship, too!)


"Stunt Night Music"
(3 photos

© Ros Taylor 2019

Trevor singing "Big Yellow #63".

© FNCA 2019

Rev. Roslyn Taylor leading "The ABC Nursery Rhyme Song" backed up by Zoe Grams and Rev. Susannah & Deane Currie.

© Ros Taylor 2019

Randall White and E. Kent Rogers doing "The Shaker Song".




"Classical Rubber Ducky"

© Nancy F. Little 2018

Ernie's song Rubber Ducky played masterfully by the Huang-Dale Family String Trio. It was DELIGHTFUL! Just one of the many songs presented by campers for our Stunt Night Musical Extravaganza!


"Music Night Ukes"

© Nancy F. Little 2018

Another of  the many delights presented by campers for our Stunt Night Musical Extravaganza!


"Nate on Guitar"

© Nancy F. Little 2018


"Trevor and Serena Play a Duet on the Piano"

© Nancy F. Little 2018



"Serena Serenade"

© Elise Richardson 2017



"Sing-Along Before Chapel"

© Jesse White 2016

"Special Music for Chapel"

© Jesse White 2016


"Mood Music"

© Jesse White 2016

"Rock Star Joining Us At Camp"

© Beki Greenwood 2016

That's Ryan Cook on the guitar, ladies and gentlemen!



© Jesse White 2016



© Ian Woofenden 2016

Ian & Lisa (far left) offered a sing-along/concert one evening. Here, Ian and Heidi do a tune together


"At the Organ"

© Ian Woofenden 2016

"Duet in Frank Hall"

© Ian Woofenden 2016

Lisa and Trevor improvising a funky tune.


"Woof Jam on the Deck"

© Ian Woofenden 2016

Ross & Mike on guitars, Trevor on Pop Woof's baritone uke.



"Our Sing-Along Leader"

© Jesse White 2015

"Trevor at the Frank Hall Piano"

© Emily Woofenden 2015


"Greg Playing the Mandolin on the Porch"

© Herb Ziegler 2015

"Greg Playing the Dulcimer on the Deck"

© Beki Greenwood 2015

Greg Huang-Dale is the choir director at the Fryeburg New Church in town, and not only do we enjoy his singing, but we enjoy all the instruments he plays so well.


"Getting Better All the Time"

© Jon Cousins 2012

Nina Sasser's delightful singing and guitar playing are always enjoyed by listeners, often at very spontaneous moments throughout the day.


"Pop Woof Life Celebration Event"

© Jon Cousins 2012© Jon Cousins 2012© Jon Cousins 2012

A wonderful celebration of the life of William R. "Pop Woof" Woofenden, who passed on in May at age 90, was held middle weekend. Pop loved music, so music played a large part in the celebration. Top photo: one of Pop's granddaughter's singing a poignant song. Middle photo: sharing the sheetmusic for one of Pop's favorite songs - Little Brown Jug - which we all sang together! Bottom photo: one of Pop's sons and 4 of Pop's grandkids singing together.



"Singing on the Porch"

© Jon Cousins 2011

MaryBeth Bernier hamming it up and Nina Sasser oh so serious.

"Trevor at the Frank Hall Piano"

© Jesse White 2011

"This Guitar is Just Hanging Out"

© Herb Ziegler 2011

Ryan Cook just hung his guitar there one day!


"Drumming with Redwing"

© Herb Ziegler 2011
© Herb Ziegler 2011
© Herb Ziegler 2011

Redwing (in pink shirt) lead a drumming session as a special afternoon activity on day.



"Not Playing to the Crowd"

© Dawn Crowe 2010

"Piano Duet"

© Nancy F. Little 2010

Trevor and MaryBeth quite obviously playing the Knuckle Song.


Guitars in Whitehead Hall"

© Beki Greenwood 2010

Alex Dyer, MaryBeth Bernier, and Nina Sasser rock out in the lecture hall.


"Guitar at Lower Falls"

© Beki Greenwood 2010

On Outing Day, this guitar went to Lower Falls. It's the same as the one in the next photo.


"Laid Back"

© Beki Greenwood 2010

Ryan Cook at one with his guitar.



"Amazement, Music, Mugging"

© Rachel Madjerac 2009

Cody Steinhiser looks amazed, Janice Earls plays guitar, Stuart Leibson mugs.


"Just Waiting..."

© Lori Gayheart 2009

...for the right person to come along and play.



© Anna Rich 2009



"A Funny Song"

© Amy Blackman 2008

Deane & Susannah Currie (standing), Debbie Cook, and Jesse White sing a parody for Talent Night.


"The 12 Days of Fryeburg"

© Amy Blackman 2008

Rev. Susannah Currie leads the Sparks (Liz Dyer, Ruby Blackman, Caleb Woofenden, and Jillian Grams) in their parody rendition of the famous carol for Talent Night.


"A Happy Camper"

© Nancy F. Little 2008

Ethan Turley was thrilled to have the winning bid on this snare drum at the annual Sales Table Auction.


"Caleb Gets Crazy"

© Emily Woofenden 2008

Caleb Woofenden going nuts on the guitar.


"Learning to Read Music"

© Nancy F. Little 2008

Jillian Grams with a hymnal in church.


"Sweet Serenity"

© Jon Cousins 2008

Myrrh Brooks strums a sweet tune.


"Accordion on the Lower Lawn"

© Anna Rich 2009

Trevor pacing back and forth along the edge of the lower lawn serenading people above and below on his new accordion.



"Woof Jam"

© Jon Cousins 2006

Jason, Michael, Emily, and Ross Woofenden playing a song together while Wendy Little and Derek Woofenden enjoy the music. And that's Trevor in the white hat in front of the conga drum in the foreground, too.



"Tink'ring with the Toilets"

© Nancy F. Little 2003

At the Flames 75th Reunion, the Rev. Dr. George F. Dole did a reprise of his classic 1960's era parody of Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" for Stunt Night. Back in the day, GFD did a mighty lot of work on the FNCA plumbing, so this song is actually very true.

Tink'ring With The Toilets

Oh, I’ve been tink’ring
With the toilets
In the bathrooms
Of a lot of cabins,
Tink’ring with the toilets for you.

Yes I’ve been poking,
'Round the plumbing
With my pliers
And a paper towel
Tink’ring with the toilets for you.

This one must be plugged with rust.
I’ll tap it with a wrench.
When I’m through I’ll leave for you
A smooth-performing bench.

And if you meet me
In the middle
Of a messy
Major operation,
Just tinker with some toilets with me.

lyrics ©2001 Rev. Dr. George F. Dole

GFD's other FNCA song is at the top of the page.



"Woofs Drumming on the Lower Lawn"

© FNCA 2001


"Intently Playing"

© Holly Bauer 1998

MaryBeth Bernier at the piano.


"16 Tons"

© FNCA 1998

Trevor (l., in the hardhat) singing "16 Tons" during Stunt Night, with 6 macho guys assisting on the stage.




"Drumming at the Corn Boil"

© Beki Greenweed 1997



"Jamming at Lower Falls"

© Beki Greenwood 1996


"Fiddle Playing"

© Beki Greenwood 1996



"Fiery Furnace Song"

© FNCA 1982

At the close of the Sparks play of the Fiery Furnace, the entire cast gathered and sang a closing song together.


"Shepherds Play Song"

© FNCA 1982

And at the close of their shepherds play the following week, the Sparks again gathered and sang a closing song together.



"Dixieland Big Boy"

© FNCA 1973

The Woof Jazz Trio — Trevor, trombone; Ian, baritone; and Ross, clarinet; with guest percussionist Ed Schnurr (bent over on the left - that's the top of his shaggy dark-haired head you can see) on the Magic Broom — playing the classic Lovin' Spoonful song "Dixieland Big Boy".


(or thereabouts)


© FNCA 1972

The Woof Family Bottle Band. That's Trevor, Ian, Laura, Ellen, and Todd. (Where's Lee? He was in the band, and there's a space there for him.)



"George Serenades Us with a Song"

© FNCA 1965

Before Whitehead Hall was built, all indoor events were held in the Dining Hall. For Stunt Night each year, camp blankets that served as stage curtains were hung over a heavy cable that stretches across the ceiling at the back end of the room. Here's George Dole in front of the curtain performing, probably while the next skit is being set up behind it.


"The Minstrel Man"

© FNCA 1956

Ed Hinckley plays guitar for a small crowd of youngsters:
(l to r) Peter Capon, Ross Woofenden (stripes), Steve Perry, Gloria Guiu, Sheldon Perry, Torgny Vigerstad; while Betty Guiu and her father Rev. Everett K. Bray walk down the stairs.


"Ted Foster at the Square Grand"

© FNCA 1956

Ted Foster is playing our historic square grand piano with Jeanne Farnham next to him. This is in the front corner of the Dining Hall where the Sales Table is now.



"Piano in the Dining Hall"

© FNCA 1930s

Before Whitead Lecture Hall was built, chapel, lectures, and other indoor events were held in the front end of the dining hall. If you look in the far left corner of the room (near the center of the picture), you'll see our piano below the front windows. It is the same one that sits on the stage in Whitehead Hall now.

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