Saturday, October 31 at 7pm

#MKESingalong: “Ghostbusters”

With trick-or-treat on hold, who you gonna call?

With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, and the pandemic cancelling traditional parties and trick-or-treating, who ya gonna call?

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is reviving its Saturday night pandemic #MKEsingalong Facebook event on Oct. 31, and the song choice, naturally, is “Ghostbusters.”

The Conservatory is asking residents to share a smartphone video of themselves channeling “Ghostbusters” and singing the song in costume – by themselves, with family or with friends – via social media on Halloween night. The official time – when 88Nine RadioMilwaukee will play “Ghostbusters” on air for the sing-along – will be 7 p.m. But videos can be shared anytime on social media with the #MKEsingalong hashtag.

In partnership with 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, Imagine MKE, and Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, WCM is also asking residents who normally would be spending money on candy for trick-or-treaters to donate $5 so that a Metcalfe Park kid can receive their own musical recorder, complete with online instruction with a Conservatory faculty member.

Please join us at 7pm on Halloween night from wherever you may be! Pull up the lyrics, tune in to 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, make a gift, and tag your videos on social media with #MKEsingalong!



Musical Trick-or-Treat for Metcalfe Park Kids

With trick-or-treat on hold in many communities, we’re asking our neighbors, friends, and #MKEsingalong participants to make a $5 donation towards a musical recorder instrument for children in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood.

For less than the cost of Halloween candy – you will give a child the gift of music by providing them with an instrument, as well as virtual instruction from a WCM faculty member.

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges will distribute the recorders to families through their “Be the Bridge” Mutual Aid Initiative, which has been delivering food, COVID-19 information & resources, masks & PPE, family activities, and more to 2,000 households on a bi-weekly basis.


Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park Neighborhood

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Metcalfe Park has been one of Milwaukee’s hardest hit communities. Located on the city’s north side, many households have been “overwhelmed with financial pain because of COVID-19,” including “job loss, furloughs, and sickness.”

Through the efforts of Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the community is rallying to support neighbors, “one door at a time. one family at a time”


How to #MKEsingalong


The “How To”

1. Pull up the lyrics (if you need them).

2. Right at 7pm, tune in to 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9FM / radiomilwaukee.org / ask your smart speaker to play 88Nine) for a live on-air broadcast of the song, or queue it up on Spotify, CD, whatever. Note: if you use YouTube, they’ll probably have an ad you need to skip that in advance.

3. Record yourself and livestream/upload your videos with #MKESINGALONG.

4. Give a child a recorder instrument by making a $5 donation to Musical Trick-or-Treat for Metcalfe Park Kids.


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In The News

WISN12 News

WISN12 News

Sing it Milwaukee. That’s Dancing Queen by ABBA. Milwaukee Sing-Along. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has been hosting weekly sing alongs. A few of you posted these videos…



WISN12 News

This weekend’s #MKEsingalong is meant to show respect to essential workers — everyone from food service workers to delivery guys/gals, postal workers, sanitation crews and more — who are keeping things running during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and co-host 88Nine Radio Milwaukee invite you to sing the 1967 No. 1 hit “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.



WISN12 News

MKE sing-along: “Dancing Queen” – The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music continues to unite people with songs while social distancing.



WISN12 News

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music put out a call for people to record themselves singing “ABC” by The Jackson 5 and share their videos on social media.


CBS 58

CBS 58

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Saturday night virtual singalongs have people singing out their windows and dancing in their homes and then posting their videos online. It’s part of a movement not lost on professional dance studios like Fred Astaire in Milwaukee and Brookfield to unite the world during this pandemic.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Some metro Milwaukee residents gathered in song on Saturday night. Not in spite of social distancing but because of it.

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music hosted #MKESingAlong and asked people to sing at home at 7 p.m. and to share a video of it on social media. The song of choice was “ABC” by the Jackson 5.


Neighborhood News Service

Neighborhood News Service

Five things to do and know this weekend: It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.