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The Vermont Ukulele Society

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Upcoming Meetings & Happenings
Vt  Ukulele Society Meet Ups:

2nd & 4th Mondays at Howden Hall, Main St. Bristol

  • Dec TBA
  • Jan 9 & 23 
  • Feb 13 & 27
6:30 pm    Helpful Hints for Beginners
7:00-9:00  Regular Meeting & Strum-Along 
 
VtUkes Performing Group: 
  • Fri Dec 30 - Special Practice
  • Sat Dec 31 6pm - Bristol Best Night 
  • Mon Jan 2 - Special Practice at Franulele's
  • Mon Jan 16 & 30 - Special Practices
  • Thurs Feb 9, approx 7 pm - Spruce Peak, Stowe
  • RCCH - 1/7 or 2/4
  • TBA -  Middlebury Community TV, -TBA 
On the Steamship Ticonderoga

Vt Ukes at Groovy WRUV 90.1

Ukulele Essential Repertoire

   1.Songs from our Repertoire Page

   2.Daily Ukulele    &  3.Daily Ukulele Leap Year Ed.

     Available here & here.

   PLUS whatever members find & bring to a meeting! 

 

About the Vermont Ukulele Society

Once upon a time, a couple named Jim & Jennifer, after having been inspired to take up the ukulele following a trip to Hawaii,  met up with Sue.  Sue had a vintage uke belonging to her mother, and wanted to learn to play it.  They met at Sue's place and learned ukulele together strumming along with Jim Beloff and Ralph Shaw videos.   Meanwhile, in the other corner of the county, Fran was rediscovering her grandmother's Vita Uke, and exploring the use of the ukulele in the field of music education.  In January of 2008, after a meeting through Kevin (a world famous ukulele luthier)  we all met up and  discovered a mutual fondness of Tin Pan Alley, Hawaiian and oldies songs.  Karl, who, joined us, and  by virtue of the fact that he lives in Hawaii part-time and owns more Hawaiian shirts than anyone else,  gave us some credible authenticity.  Later that summer, we had our first big gig!  A genuine luau  at the Rice Paddy in Lincoln!  We were hooked and have been adding members & playing ever since!

 

What kind of music do we play?

We play music from many genres!  Much of it is from the "Great American Songbook", plus oldies and pop tunes.  If you have a song that you would like to do with us, bring extra songsheets, and we'll give it a try!   We get our song ideas from members and from some of the the sites listed on the Links page.  

Do we ever perform?

Yes!  We love to perform! We've played at fundraisers, company picnics, luncheons, luaus, open air markets, street fairs, sing-alongs, strum-alongs, historical society events, and at Senior Citizens' programs. To see a list of our repertoire click here.

"I want to play, but I'm a beginner!"

That's OK!  We were all beginners once.  Most of us have been playing just a couple of years or less!  We have a beginners session at 6:30.  For a ukulele teacher near you, click here.

 

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