This meeting Glynis Crawford Smith of the Highlander newspaper came out to photograph and interview us at the Marble Falls Library. This photo and the article were posted on the front page, above the fold, on Dec. 27th! We had a great meeting and wonderful exposure in the community.
As sometimes happens, this meeting we were SMALL BUT MIGHTY. What we lack in numbers we gain in enthusiasm. We've added a couple more songs to our songlist and hopefully in the upcoming holiday season, we'll have time to practice at home. Really, it could happen!
Don, Pat, Virginia, Elizabeth, Lisa (taking the photo)
We met at Fuel Coffeehouse this time, as the Llano Library had plans for their meeting room today. We started at the top of our Songbook and worked down quite a long way this time. Of course there's always time for laughing, joking and stuff. Just kidding, this is serious business (yeah, right). Always a pleasure, thanks for the great turnout, Strummers!
Don, Lisa, Elizabeth, Lewis, Kuniyo, Opal, Cherie, Virginia
This evening's meeting was rather an adventure, but once again geekiness was triumphant! The projector died, but fortunately the library had an older large-screen TV that 'the man with all the wires' had an appropriate cable for. With a little extra work scrolling, we got through a lot of the songbook!
back to front; Don, Pat, Cherie, Chris, Opal, Elizabeth, Virginia
We have a new Ukulele Club computer. Don got in on the Kickstarter for a cute little computer that cost $9. You can still get it for $9, but you'll probably spend a little more for some necessary accessories. He got the case (in Store) and the VGA adapter. Then he couldn't get the darn thing to work so he consulted our nerdy friend Stevie. Turns out he should've gotten the USB wall charger because you need a charger that produces at least 2 amps. All the USB chargers we have around the house were only good for about an amp. When we discovered that, he went and bought a 4 amp powered USB hub.
Don was able to hook it up to the nice large multimedia screen at the Library and it worked beautifully. We haven't tested it with our projector yet, but we will before the next meeting at Marble Falls Library.
We had a lovely meeting this evening, welcoming new member Steve. We worked on a new song, Island Way by John Cruz, and did quite well considering it was our first time. Got some ideas for new songs and I'll be working them up in the next couple of weeks.
Here you can see us with our sexy new setup, so easy to use haul and use! Thanks to Don for all the technical stuff that makes it all so fun!
Lisa, Lewis, Don, Luis, Elizabeth, Steve, Cherie, Virginia
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.
We had some new members this time, thank you all so much for coming. We're really enjoying meeting at the Marble Falls Public Library, the facility is lovely and the staff has been so friendly and helpful. Thanks so much!
We have a couple of new members this month, Sally and Dakota. Sally is an experienced ukulele player whose playing and voice adds a lot to our mix and Dakota is a new uke player with guitar experience (and a fine voice).