The Austin Ukulele Society hosted another great open mic at Kick Butt Coffee on Saturday, August 17 – and TUG was there! Here’s our group performing Everybody Loves My Baby (Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer – 1924).
And to close out our TUG set we did Blitzkrieg Bop (Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone – 1976).
But TUG wasn’t through – here’s Walter – – –
And Mary Jane —
Rich played 2 songs –
And Ode to Billy Joe —
It was a ton of ukulele fun – thanks to Bob and Jen and Lida – and the Austin Ukulele Society for putting it together!
TUG will be hosting two Uke Camps in September. This is a 4-week program for Seniors (50+) new to the uke or wondering if the uke is something for them (the answer is yes!). We cover the basics:
Parts of the ukulele
How to hold the ukulele
How to learn new chords
How to make more complex strums
How to learn a song on the uke
Strumming and singing
And we play songs – but the end of the camp you’ll be playing two and three chord songs confidently in a group.
We’ll have 10 loaner ukes available for the classes, and TUG has donated 5 ukuleles to each location so there will be ukuleles available outside of class for folks to practice and play. So no uke – no problem!
If you’d like to see what we’ll cover in camp you can download our Uke Camp Book. All class participants will get a printed copy at the first camp meeting.
Our first camp will be at the Lamar Senior Activity Center, meeting Thursday mornings from 10:00 am-11:oo am – September 12 – October 3. Participants will need to be a member of (or join) the Lamar Senior Activity Center ($5.00/year). Contact the Lamar Senior Activity Center for more information on registering for the Uke Camp.
Thursday September 12 – Thursday, October 3 10am – 11am
Our second camp will be at the Allen R. Baca Center in Round Rock. We’ll be meeting Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm – September 25 – October 16. Participants will need to be a member of (or join) the Allen R. Baca center ($25/year). Contact the Allen R. Baca Center for more information on registering for the Uke Camp.