It’s not too early to save the date for our spring concert titled, “FOLK! ROCK! PARADOX! Hits of the ’60s. Mark your calendars now for our matinee concert at DesertView Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 7.

Gotta Love the ’60sSome of the music you will hear includes a Beatles review, hits from Woodstock and rock tunes such as “Born to be Wild”, “My Boyfriend’s Back”, and “California Dreaming”. Also on our program is Simon and Garfunkel’s song, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and it’s Robyn Gearhart’s favorite. Robyn joined SaddleBrooke Singers just two weeks after moving to our community. It was a great decision for a woman who can’t “remember a time when I wasn’t singing.”

Some of Robyn’s earliest memories involve sitting around the living room or campfire singing folk songs while her sister played the guitar. Joining choirs spanning elementary school through college, Robyn also played the French horn and performed in musicals in high school. If you have attended a SaddleBrooke Singers concert or the SaddleBrooke’s 2023 Variety Show, “Pages From the Great American Songbook”, you have seen Robyn onstage and heard her gorgeous solos.

Singing OnboardRobyn used that voice along with some fellow passengers to entertain in an impromptu flash mob aboard a Princess cruise ship. It was the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music”, and the Activities Director invited Robin and other delighted passengers to appear in the bustling atrium of the ship where they surprised their fellow travelers with songs from the show.

The Love BoatRobyn and Scott met on a cruise to Alaska in 2015. “We like to say that we made a love connection on the love boat.” Onboard, they learned their homes in Corona, California were just five miles apart!

Four years later, Robyn retired from teaching grades three through six for 31 years. “The best thing about working so long in the same community was teaching students whose PARENTS I had taught earlier in my career.”

Looking to move to a retirement community, she and Scott drove over the hill into SaddleBrooke. The view convinced them they had found their new home. Living here with their wonderful pup, Chloe, a bichon/mini schnauzer mix, has been a wonderful change for the couple. When not with her pup at the dog park, Robyn plays Mexican train (or other games), takes water aerobics classes, goes to the movies and makes plans for their next cruise or trip.

Robyn would enjoy meeting you. “I’d like to encourage anyone who loves to sing to join SaddleBrooke Singers. We’re a fun, friendly group, and we love to welcome new members!

Please contact Claudia Kistler, our Singers President, at (520) 306-2113 with your questions. For more information, visit our website online at

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