If you play ukulele and are interested in joining our group, please read our About Us section to find out a bit more about what our club involves, our aims and objectives and general ethos
In terms of our weekly sessions, we meet every Tuesday at The Anvil Inn, in Congham, arriving at 7pm to tune up then beginning our session at 7.30pm. We usually kick off with any admin/organisation comments then start with a couple of easy pieces to get us all warmed up and in the mood. We then spend an hour or so learning new material by listening, singing and playing the pieces through several times, all sharing input as to what works, what doesn’t and how to improve each song. We take a short 15-20 minute social break then the remaining half hour or so we do a mini gig run through of songs we’ve mastered to keep them fresh.
Everyone in the group is keen to gig and perform for the general public as well as friends and family, and as such, once you feel comfortable, we encourage you to take part in performing with us. Most of our gigs are in the evenings/weekends as this suits most of our members. We support East Anglian Air Ambulance and take pride in raising money for them so our gigs are important to us, as well as being great fun and the opportunity to showcase our hard work and song arrangements.
You will be required to practice pieces we are working on, outside of the weekly sessions, so that we can improve as a group. If however, you are finding anything difficult, we are always on hand to help each other out. Our sessions are laid back, fun and friendly. We have a mix of abilities from beginner to professional musician but there is no hierarchy in terms of value and worth – we all bring something unique to the table, and only together succeed in our objectives. Individual songs are always broken down into different elements to reflect differing levels of ability, so there’s nothing to worry about. There will be a role for you, even if it’s just playing C! All sizes of ukulele are welcome and we also encourage other instruments to compliment the ukes on certain arranged pieces.
If you have any questions or would like to chat about joining us, please do not hesitate to contact me, Diane on 07984 944683 or firstname.lastname@example.org