Monthly Archives: October 2017

First Weds Uke at Story Mansion Nov 1


GET OUT YOUR UKE Wednesday, November 1!

Bozeman Parks and Rec has invited our motley crew to try out a First Wednesday slot for ukulele play-along as part of their cool “Pickin in the Park” program. Public welcome!

Time: 7:30pm, Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017
Place: The Story Mansion, 811 S Willson Bozeman
We will use the space after the Fiddle Jam. Ukin starts at 7:30, so in spite of being the very organized, “15 minutes early” type, please do not lurk menacingly and/or noodle on your uke while the fiddlers finish up. After they’re all packed up, we’ll swoop in and at that point, all will be encouraged to cause ukulele havoc, as usual.

Everyone is welcome to join us. This is free and open to the public and loaner ukes will be on hand! (If it works out well, maybe we’ll continue this on a monthly basis, let’s just see how this goes.)

NOVEMBER 2017 Song list sneak peek! Uncharacteristically, I’ve got a song list more than a day ahead of time! If you’re the type who likes to peek and practice, here’s a preview of this month’s line up, inspired by the song idea theme “Houses!” There are lots of doors and floors (some new, some tried & true) in this PDF:  Nov 2017 10-songs

(Note: PDF is just draft, so things may change a little. I’ll print copies — no need to print!)

Bring your OWN song idea(s) to lead or perform if you like! The prompt “houses” is just to help generate ideas, you don’t have to stick with that theme. Any song = good.

Some things not to worry about: Don’t worry if… 

  • You don’t know one of the songs we play! They all have catchy choruses that you’ll pick up on, and it’ll be fun!
  • You don’t think you’re good enough ukulele player! Yes you are. Seriously. You are.
  • You’re not in the uke club… Dude! There IS no uke club! Anyone who comes is welcome, and it’s all very casual and easygoing.
  • You didn’t practice! ha ha ha ha! Practice? What’s THAT?
    ust come, strum and be awesome!





Ukin Uke-in at Story Mansion Nov 1, 2017

Our October “Uketoberfest” picnic brought ukers new & old to the Story Mansion! Thanks everyone who helped with this event, and to Bozeman Parks and Recreation’s Pickin in the Park program for hosting us!

On a trial basis, we’ve been invited to join the monthly rotation of Pickin in the Park events at the Story Mansion.

Marla will host a drop-in community ukulele play-along (Very easy-going! Much like our library sessions.) the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month (Nov 1, 2017) at 7:30pm. This will follow the First Wednesday Fiddle jam, which usually ends around 7:30, so ukers, please be respectful of the fiddlers and don’t lurk ominously or noodle on your ukes while they’re wrapping up.

Marla will bring some new songs on the theme “HOUSES” (doors! windows! stairs? ceilings? floors? roofs?) and you’re welcome to bring some songs you’d like to play on that theme (or any theme, for that matter)!

See you at 7:30 Wednesday, November 1. (That’s the day after Halloween, folks!) At Story Mansion, 811 South Willson, Bozeman. Everyone is welcome and loaner ukes will be on hand. (This will be an all-acoustic jam, no mics or amps.)