Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

Our Marble Falls meeting was tons of fun as usual. Two new victi...I mean members, Donna and Jerry, joined and were welcomed with open arms. I think it's fair to say they had a super time and will be back!

Mario, Don, Jerry, Lisa, Mira, Donna, William, Virginia

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Tonight's meeting at the Llano Library was a blast, y'all. We had a new member, Patti Jo and a guest. We went through the regular songbook, skipping a few select songs so we could actually get to the end of the book this time.

Thanks for attending and see you in a couple of weeks!

Bobby, Don, Elaine, Lisa, Patti Jo, Mira, Stephen, Virginia

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 at Fuel

Don's and my band, Turnabout, offered to play music for the annual free Thanksgiving meal and party at Fuel Coffeehouse in Llano. As part of the entertainment, the Highland Lakes Ukulele Club appeared at 2pm for a half hour show. It was great fun to be part of the Fuel family and friends and enjoy the day. We know how much we have to be thankful for. For us, it's the music, the community and good friends we've met through music.

Thank you for coming and I hope every one of our members had a loving and peaceful Thanksgiving Day!

Bobby (behind Don), Don, Kuniyo, Lisa, Mira, Mario

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Quite the turnout for Highland Lakes Ukulele Club! We did a couple of new songs, Ripple by the Grateful Dead and The Christmas Song in preparation for the holiday season. Link to this month's songbook HERE for Standard tuning and HERE. Thanks, y'all, it was a fun meeting!

Elizabeth, Lewis, Bobby, Don, Mira, Stephen
Lisa, Mario, Kuniyo, Virginia

Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

What a fine turnout this evening! New members Mario and William felt right at home and there's a good chance they'll be back. Thanks, everyone!
Lisa, Mario, Pat, Don, Lewis, Mira, Bill
William, Virginia, Elizabeth, Stephen

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Once again we had a nice showing for the meeting, including our percussionist who really fills out the sound. I'm feeling a little nostalgic, we have met so many wonderful people through the club. It's a great opportunity to get together with like-minded folks to sing and play!

Elizabeth, Don, Bobby, Lisa, Virginia, Mira, Stephen

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

This Fourth Thursday, the Marble Falls Library community room was closed for renovations. Virginia was so gracious letting us meet at her house and even provided us (me) with a dish of chocolates. Our group is sometimes small but mighty, changing the world four strings at a time!

Lisa, a dash of Pat,
Elizabeth, Virginia, Don

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

We had a great meeting yet again and had excellent accompaniment on cajon from our new member Bobby. It seems to me music is more fun than anything!

Don, Elizabeth, Bobby, Mira, Stephen
Lisa, Virginia, Kuniyo

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 2017 Gateway Villas Luau

Once again, Gateway Villas Assisted Living invited us to their annual Luau. We were privileged to play for the guests. They sang along with nearly every song! P.S. Scroll down for the update.

Vicki, Cherie, Don, Kuniyo, Lisa, Virginia

Update; The photo above was taken moments before showtime while we were looking for Patrick, who I suspect was outside being a Ukulele Star for the guests. Then I got accused of Photoshopping him out. Well, I could, so I can PS him in, now can't I?

Vicki, Cherie, Don, Kuniyo, Lisa, Virginia, Patrick

Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

We had a lively meeting and welcomed our new member Bill. We got to practice our Hawaiian songs for the Luau at Gateway Villas and I must say we're in fine voice.

Stephen, Mira, Don, Lisa, Bill, Pat, Virginia

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

This meeting we had many of 'the usual suspects' and a guest who made a significant addition to our little band. Bobby is a drummer and played my new Slaptop Cajon this meeting. It was awesome! He had never attended a Ukulele Club meeting and said it was a great experience.

Don, Bobby, Lewis, Elizabeth, Kuniyo, Lisa, Virginia

Meinle Turbo Slaptop Cajon

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

Once a year, Marble Falls Public Library has a Summer Reading Program in the Community Room, so once again we met at Virginia's house. New members Mira and Steve came and we had a capital time. Thanks to Virginia's grandson for taking our photo!

Pat, Lisa, Don, Steve, Mira and Virginia

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

We had some new members this meeting, from out-of-town. Virginia brought some kinfolks and we hope they'll join us again!

Joyce, George, Don, Virginia, Lisa, Elizabeth

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

We sure do like the Llano Library for our meetings! It's convenient, quiet and fun!

Don, Lisa, Elizabeth, Lewis, Virginia and Cherie

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

Today's meeting was extra special! We had two new members, Jack and Cindy, new songs and lots of laughs. In a way I'm glad we're still a small group, we sure do have a lot of fun.

Pat, Jack, Lisa, Luis,
Jacque, Don, Sally,
Virginia, Tom, Elizabeth

One of the club's favorite songs is 'Night-Blooming Jasmine' by Tracy Newman, an American television producer, writer and musician. The song sheets and .mp3 are on the Song Files page.  Here are her Wikipedia page and her website. I've transposed the song to the key of F to make it easier for everyone to sing and the chords a little more ukulele-friendly.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Adding a couple new songs nearly every time makes for a fresh, enjoyable meeting!

 Kuniyo, Opal, Sally, Lisa
Virginia, Don, Tom, Elizabeth

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

We had a great meeting this time. It's always such a pleasure getting together with the friends we've met through music!

Jacque, Elizabeth, Don, Sally, Luis, Lisa
Tom, Virginia, Pat

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Today's meeting had a couple of nice visitors, a lady named Nina from Indiana and a young gentleman who tried out a uke for the first time. They didn't get to stay long but were a welcome addition. Our snow-birds Tom and Jaque are back and Tom brought his tenor guitar with 4 strings, tuned like a baritone Uke.  As usual, the meeting was fast-paced, fun and we got to hang out with some great friends!

Tom, Jaque, Diane, Don
Elizabeth, Lisa, Virginia

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 2017 Fourth Thursday Meeting

This evening's meeting was a treat! We've practiced most of the songs several times and have gotten pretty good. We have a new member, Ty, who may bring another player next time. We win! Thanks, y'all.

Pat, Ty, Don, Luis, Lisa
Lewis, Elizabeth, Virginia

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 2017 Second Thursday Meeting

Tonight at the Llano Library we were so pleased to have new member and new Uke player Diane with her hubby Frank who graciously took the photo. We had a great turnout tonight and had tons of fun!

Opal, Kuniyo, Virginia, Luis, Don, Sally, Lisa, Elizabeth, Diane