A big June meeting (a message from Bob)

A record 55 people were strumming and singing on some really rockin’ tunes on Thursday evening. As always, it’s such a pleasure to play with you all!

A round of applause for Jack, Kendra, James, Tim and George for playing solo tunes for the group — great job! A very warm ukulele welcome to the first-timers who joined us; we hope to see you again soon! And a special shout-out to our friends from San Antonio who drove up to play with us; thanks to Kathy C. for making that happen. We’ll have to plan a trip to join you at one of your meetings!

A few folks were disappointed we didn’t get to play “Sway” and I’m so sorry about that. It was important that we go over the songs for out upcoming performance on June 23rd and we simply ran out of time. So much music, so little time! We’ll save that jewel for another meeting.

A few upcoming ukulele events:

*** Bill ‘Monster’ Jones and Kathy Murray will be performing as their acoustic duo Cherrywood Road tomorrow, Saturday June 16th, at Mangia Pizza on Lake Austin Blvd. from 8:00-10:00pm. If you haven’t seen them perform, you owe it to yourself to check them out!

*** Saturday night, June 23, is the Austin Ukulele Society’s Uke Mob at the Hill Country Galleria. This is shaping up to be a fun-filled event — we expect 40 or more participants! (We’re no longer accepting additional participants.)

*** The June edition of Sweetpea’s Ukulele Night at Skinny’s Ballroom will be Thursday, June 28, 7:00 – 9:00pm. This will be a “Wizard of Oz Event.” Check for details on Sweetpea’s Ukulele Workshop page on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukulele-Workshop-Skinnys-Ballroom/232825920074803. Skinny’s is located at 115 San Jacinto.

*** Mark your calendars: the Austin Ukulele Society’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, 7:00 – 8:30pm. We’ll meet at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Drive. Hope to see you all there!

Cheers!

Bob G.

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