Holiday Ukulele Caroling Party Dec. 4 2016

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Our Holiday Ukulele Caroling Party is planned for 1-4pm Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

It’s a 2-part thing. First a rehearsal/get-together at a coffee shop, followed by caroling at Highgate.

1:00pm – Meet at Cold Smoke Coffeehouse to rehearse/socialize. — Get your own beverage. We’ll provide some snacks.
2:45pm – Head to Highgate Senior Living to sing and play ukulele carols with the residents there. (Meet in main lobby)
— Festive caroling attire encouraged! (…but not required)
— BYO ukulele (+ a portable music stand if you have one)
We’ll provide music sheets for all!

Come to either or both parts of this 2-part event!
If  you don’t feel a need to rehearse, it’s OK to just join us at Highgate!
If you don’t feel ready to “perform” it’s OK to just come to Cold Smoke!
The main thing is to GET OUT YOUR UKE and have some holiday fun!

Cold Smoke Coffee House is at 2051 W Oak St Suite 5
Highgate Senior Living is at 2219 W Oak St

If you like to practice ahead of time, here’s a link to a PDF of our Holiday Songs.

Here’s a picture from a previous year’s caroling fun!
(You don’t gotta wear a Santa hat…but nobody’s saying you cant!)

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October Ukulele Playalong – Oct 9 2016 Bozeman Public Library

Get out your uke and blow that icky political gunk right out of your noggin! No politics! Just fun!

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Sunday OCTOBER 9, 4-6pmCommunity Ukulele Jam at the Bozeman Public Library Small Meeting Room

This is an easy-going play-along. Everyone is welcome! Bring a ukulele and play along on songs we provide, or bring your own song to lead or share.

We’ll be playing fall faves from past Ukulele Cabaret events, plus a few fun surprises! (Check out the sneak preview of songs posted in our Facebook event.)

Ukulele chord charts are provided for every song, so even if you are a guitar player or novice ukulele player, you can dive in and have fun. Seriously, don’t be ‘fraid—you ARE good enough to join us! We always start with some easier songs for beginners in the first 30 minutes, and there’s no shame in just faking it on stuff that’s over your head.😉

Wi-fi and projection are available so we can also share songs from online sources.

— Don’t be square. See ya there!

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2016 Picnic Photos

If you missed the 2016 Bozeman Ukulele Picnic at Story Mansion Park, here’s a taste of the fun. Thanks to those who helped out and showed up, and thanks to our co-sponsors, Bozeman Parks and Recreation, for providing this fabulous venue through their Pickin in the Park program.

We had 10 students for the beginner lesson, and a good sized smattering of picnickers who came out to join us on a perfect sunny day.

We had some great open mic performances and played some fun songs together with help from Mark G, Mark S. and Joe and Tara. As usual, Marla’s partner, David, did much of the grunt work and took photos for us!

We were pleased to see some new players join in the play-along. They even helped us bid a fond farewell to our good friend, Mark Sinclair, famous baker and ukulele all-star, with the songs “I’ve Never been to Spain” and “Amigos para Siempre.” (Henceforth there will be no mention of the “Stairway to Heaven” train-wreck!🙂

In celebration of 5 years (and possibly our last picnic) we ordered some keen swag and gave out some door prizes. Congrats to lucky winners and thanks to all who patronized our swag table — I hope you’re all loving your tee shirts, tote bags and coffee mugs! If you missed the chance to buy something I’ve posted the leftovers on our facebook page. Thanks again to all who helped make this year’s picnic happen.

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Bozeman Ukulele Picnic Saturday Sept. 10 2016

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The fourth annual Bozeman Ukulele Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Story Mansion.

3:30 pm Free ukulele crash course for first-time beginners
If you’ve never touched a ukulele before, this is your chance to learn to hold, strum and play your first songs with easy chords. The 1-hour crash course is appropriate for all ages (8+). (Kids under 12 should attend with a parent).

5:o0pm no-host picnic, ukulele jam and play-along
We’ll open up the mic for anyone who wants to perform a song while we dine and after open mic time, we’ll all get together to start the play along.

Bring a ukulele, your own picnic dinner and a song to share or perform, or just come join us and strum or sing along on the play along songs!

Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret will provide lemonade and a selection of songs for all to play along on. The event is hosted by the City of Bozeman’s Pickin’ in the Park program in partnership with Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret.

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We’ve ordered our first-ever run of Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret Tee shirts! So bring a Jackson (that’s $20) if you’d like to purchase one! We’ll also be giving away some fun swag to our faithful volunteers and a lucky door prize winner, so show up and get your just desserts! You can also find all kinds of custom Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret swag HERE and order your own.

The Story Mansion is located at 811 S. Willson in Bozeman. In the case of rain, activities will move indoors.

Those who don’t have a ukulele can borrow a loaner while supplies last. To reserve a loaner for the lesson, contact Bozeman Ukulele Via the form on the ABOUT page or find Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret on Facebook.

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Volunteers get their ukes out

It’s been a busy summer! So far in 2016, we’ve provided free lessons to start the following folks on the road to ukulele glory (AKA ruin):

  • 35 4-H teenagers
  • 20 Montessori Students
  • 100 Boy Scouts
  • 20 Senior Citizens
  • 50 Community Members

And, putting their ukulele powers to good use, our awesome group of volunteers visited the Gallatin Rest Home twice a month and brought ukulele fun to these community events. Thanks to all of our teaching and uke-playing volunteers (those mentioned below and unsung heroes alike), not to mention our tireless technical support/roadie/photographer/helper (David).

Senior Center Luau, Aug 2016 – Thanks Vicki, Chan, Susan, Mark G, Mark S, Dennis and Camille!

 

Gallatin Valley Food Bank Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, Aug 2016 – Thanks Peter, Nan, Julie, Susan, Geoff, Bill, Jane, Mark G and Chan!

 

Sweet Pea Festival Aug 2016 – Thanks Molly and Klara!

Beginner Ukulele Clubhouse starts at Bozeman Senior Center

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Ukulele beginners: We’re offering a new opportunity to get our your uke!

Join us downstairs in the Bozeman Senior Center Rec Room for three casual beginner level ukulele play-along sessions, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26 (except Oct. 12 – No group that day!). Play along on easy songs, ask questions and build playing skills. Music sheets provided. Free and open to the public. BYO-Uke if you have one! Loaner ukuleles available while they last. To reserve a loaner or for more info, get in touch with the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret via the contact form on the ABOUT page.

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a beginner group–either regularly or occasionally–please contact Marla at the Ukulele Cabaret!)

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Ukulele Picnic Set for Saturday, Sept 10, 2016

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Pickin’ in the Park hosts Bozeman Ukulele Picnic at Story Mansion Sept. 10

The fourth annual Bozeman Ukulele Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Story Mansion.

At 3:30 a free ukulele crash course for first-time beginners starts. If you’ve never touched a ukulele before, this is your chance to learn to hold, strum and play your first songs with easy chords. The 1-hour crash course is appropriate for all ages (8+). (Kids under 12 should attend with a parent).

At 5:00pm the no-host picnic, ukulele jam and play-along start. We’ll open up the mic for anyone who wants to perform a song while we dine and after open mic time, we’ll all get together to start the play along.

Bring a ukulele, your own picnic dinner and a song to share or perform, or just come join us and strum or sing along on the play along songs!

Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret will provide lemonade and a selection of songs for all to play along on. The event is hosted by the City of Bozeman’s Pickin’ in the Parks program in partnership with Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret.

The Story Mansion is located at 811 S. Willson in Bozeman. In the case of rain, activities will move indoors.

Those who don’t have a ukulele can borrow a loaner while supplies last. To reserve a loaner for the lesson, contact Bozeman Ukulele Via the form on the ABOUT page or find Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret on Facebook.

 

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Ukulele Cabaret Joins Community Art Fun at Sacks July 8

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The Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret and Community Art Bozeman will host art walk fun in the parking lot of Sacks Thrift Store Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6-8 pm.

Community Art Bozeman will host a “musical easels” game that invites artists of all stripes to take turns working on paintings.

Strummers from the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret will provide the music.

The public is invited to bring a ukulele and be part of this Art Walk Ukulele Flash Mob. Songbooks with chord charts are provided and loaner ukuleles will be on hand.

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Featured ukulele performers, Jeannette Skankin, “arguably the only ukulele reggae band in Bozeman that dresses like Montana’s historic congresswoman,” are also slated to make an appearance.

All are welcome to stop by, sing along, watch the musical art follies, or pick up a brush and take part.

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This free public event is being organized by Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret and Community Art Bozeman in support of Sacks Thrift Store. Sacks is a non-profit thrift store, operating with public donations of merchandise to support the Help Center and Sexual Assault Counseling Center.

For info, drop us a line via the contact form on the ABOUT page.

 

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Summer Season 2016

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As the weather warms up, Montana ukers tend to scatter to the four winds, so no ukulele play-alongs are planned for May-August 2016.

However, ukulele sing alongs at Gallatin Rest Home will continue throughout the summer on an every-other-Monday basis. Check here for more info and visit the Calendar page for upcoming date confirmations.

To find fun songs to play this summer, check our songs page.

If you would like to organize your own ukulele event during the summer season, we’re happy to help spread the word.  Just send a message via the contact from on the About page.

Happy Spring!

 

 

Spring Ukulele Play Along May 10 2016 – Planet Ukulele

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BYO uke + play along on songs about nature, spring + other earthy stuff with the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret this April 10.

This group play-along is open to the public and anyone is welcome to come and join us.

We’ll provide chord + lyric sheets for a selection of songs. You can bring a song of your own to lead or perform if you like.

All are welcome. We’ll meet in the LARGE meeting room at the Bozeman Public Library, Sunday April 10 from 4-6pm.

Sneak Preview of songs: (These are subject to last minute changes, as always! I’ll bring copies, so there’s no need to print your own.) PDF: April 2016

If you need to borrow a loaner ukulele, or have questions, get in touch via the contact form on the “About” page.