Friendship bonded, harmony founded through the ukulele

WE ARE an enthusiastic group of ukulele players who came together a little over two years ago in Hervey Bay.

Our club numbers just over 100 members and being wise senior citizens, are aged in their 60s, 70s and 80s, with a sprinkling of some younger folk.

Our aim is to promote friendship and harmony through music, and most importantly to bring some joy into the lives of the older members of our community, residing in retirement villages and nursing homes.

You won't find too much AC/DC or Sex Pistols in our repertoire, but you will hear many old favourites like Moonlight Swim, For Me and My Girl, Goodnight Irene, Music, Music, Music, Edelweiss, Daisy and many more wonderful tunes, which bring to life the happy memories of our appreciative audience.

Recently our club performed at the Spruke Ukulele Festival in Brisbane run by "BUMS" - Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc.

This wonderful event was run over two days of the October long weekend at the Southbank Tafe College. Ukulele clubs from many parts of Australia attended, showing off not only their skill with the ukulele, but also with great arrangements and lovely harmonies. There were many tutorial workshops at the venue to improve your skills, and lots of ukuleles on sale.

"HUMPS" - Hervey Bay Ukulele Music Pickers and Strummers Inc meets every Tuesday night at Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Totness Stand Denman Camp Rd, Torquay, starts around 6pm and finishes at 9pm and includes supper.

For more information contact President Mick Ward on 0427 504 820.

The club has a facebook page HUMPS Hervey Bay Ukulele Music Pickers and Strummers Inc.


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