We were invited to play for the Luau at Gateway Villas Assisted Living in Marble Falls. Our turnout was excellent and we played our Luau Songbook for 15 minutes each in their two facilities. The staff was warm and inviting and we had a blast playing for the residents, most of whom knew all the lyrics and sang along. All in all, a colorful and handsome group, wouldn't you say?
Today's meeting started out with a boo-boo, but ended with a party! When I filled out the application for the Marble Falls Library meeting room, I should have read a little more carefully. Only Library-related meetings are to be held in July, so we were at a loss what to do. Our intrepid (fearless, adventurous, bold) member Virginia suggested we meet at her house nearby so we did. She had a nice clear wall for the projector and we had a lovely meeting. Our next meeting on August 11, we'll be practicing the Luau songs we'll be performing at our next gig at Gateway Villas on August 19th, then we'll play the rest of the current songbook, available here in Standard tuning and here in Baritone.
We've purchased a new (to us) projector for the Club, now it's much easier to see and hear each other, as well as being a lot less equipment to haul in and out. Much better than all those monitors! We had three new members this time, our neighbor and friend Opal and Pat's granddaughters Callie and Anna. What a handsome group!
Don, Lewis, Luis, Anna, Pat, Virginia, Elizabeth, Opal, Callie
We met at Fuel Coffeehouse, who has been so gracious to stay open until 7pm to continue hosting Ukulele Club. Our members had a great time doing our songbook, although we didn't quite make it to the Kazoo songs. Well, better luck next time!
Since we've started having meetings in Marble Falls, some of our membership is quite happy because they live there. Sometimes people who are in the library stop to see what's going on. This evening a nice gentleman, Gil, was intrigued and 'just happened' to have his washtub bass in his van. We invited him to join us, we love having a bass player. We're pretty sure he had a good time.
Virginia, Lewis, Lisa, Luis, Gil, Elizabeth, Don, Pat, Jon
We've added another member to our roster, Jon, who claims not to have touched his uke in 10 years or so. Looks like he's picking right up where he left off. He has a lovely classic uke and has taken great care of it so he's on his way. It was a great meeting and a good time was had by all.
We had a great meeting this time. A couple of our newer members are contemplating purchasing a ukulele and Don was able to advise them what kind and size they might want. This is the largest attendance yet. We tried out some new songs and covered some old ones. I've added to the Baritone Book so the members with Baritone Ukes can play without a cheat sheet. Next time we'll have a working laptop or two that they can play from (sorry).
We had a great time this meeting, I've redone the songbook, added some songs and taken out some 'clunkers' that no one likes. We're building our repertoire of songs that contain Kazoo solos and that makes us a little giddy. We're a tame bunch, you'd be surprised.