UPC REBOOT

CANCELED

THE REOPENING OF THE UKULELE PLAYERS CLUB THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 9TH HAS BEEN DELAYED BY THE RLVG DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION.
PLEASE SEE THE NOTICE BELOW.
WE HOPE ALL YOU STRUMMERS ARE STAYING ALERT AND SAFE DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED SHOULD THE SITUATION CHANGE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND COOPERATION

 

SPECIAL TREAT:  Click here to see Debbie Perina and the Toast of Tampa Show Chorus singing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough": https://youtu.be/h16FeJa_m30

 

Other Clubs:

We have been notified that the following clubs are or will be active, if somewhat restricted in numbers.

An open Ukulele Sing A Along meets at the South Pavilion in Sumter, across the street from Sonny’s Barbecue on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM for an hour or more. They use the Hummers and Strummers song book. Bring your music, stand and uke.

For the Hummers and Strummers song bong on Dropbox please contact Elaine McgGowan at emcgowan62@gmail.com

MARC, JOHN, WAYNE AND TIM WILL BE PLAYING  MONDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS AT 9:00 AM   IN A   "SIDEWALK SERENADE" WITH SPARKEY'S STRUMMERS
MANY OF OUR FRIENDS FROM OTHER CLUBS ALSO PLAY WITH THIS CLUB.
YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO STOP BY AND LISTEN.
SOCIAL DISTANCING ETIQUETTE REQUESTED
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FUTURE STOPS FOR THE "SIDEWALK SERENADE" ARE:
All concerts are from 9:00AM to 10:00AM or so!
Date Where Address Village

July20, Mon - Gary and Linda Davis 241 Bishopville Loop Mallory
July 23, Thurs - Margo Smith  7253 SE 171st Pond Lane Chatham
July 27, Mon - John and Susan Fried 889 Folkstone Way Hemmingway
July 30, Thurs - Nikki  Walker 17936 SE 85th Causton Ct Piedmont

FYI ......THE VILLAGES ENRICHMENT ACADEMY IS COMMENCING CLASSES AS OF JUNE 1ST. CHECK THEIR WEB SITE AND VILLAGES RECREATION NEWS FOR INFO.

New Song Suggestions for the UPC Song Book

Thank you to those of you who sent in New Song Suggestions for the UPC Song Book for this year. The original closing date was May 31st.  However, this has been extended.  Song suggestions will be accepted until July 31.  We have received several good suggestions but can use some more  Please send them to our e-mail address: info@ukuleleplayersclub.com .  

Thank all for your interest.

 

Check out these web, face book and you tube sites for some ukulele fun:

Ukulele Tutorials and Play Alongs on YouTube:
Christopher Davis-Shannon: ukulele tutorials and play alongs.
Dani Usero: tutorials on youtube, DaniUkuleleWorld.
Zander Bauch: listen to good ukulele playing and singing.
Nico Perez: again, listen to good ukulele playing.
Kevin Presbrey Ukulele: AllForUke, tutorials and play alongs.
Abby Lyons: sing-along, tutorial, listen to Abby play and sing.
The Uke Revolution, Brooke Palmer, sing along, tutorial, listen to Brooke play and sing.
Sho Humphries: play along and listen to Sho play the ukulele.
Cynthia Lin Music, lots of tutorials and sing-alongs
Ukulele Mike Lynch: the granddaddy of uke teachers, tutorials and play-alongs.
Ukulele Go: lessons, blogs, and so much more.
EZ Folks: ukutabs.com   Chords and lyrics for songs.
Aldrine Guerrero: ukuleleunderground.com lessons and play-alongs.
Youtube

Web Sites
Stu Fuchs: Ukulele Zen, www.stufuchs.com lessons and play-alongs.
Terry Carter: www.ukelikethepros.com
Ten Thumbs: www.tenthumbspro.com  Check the tutorials on playing songs.

When we return: 
Come join us in our new home -- The Grand Canyon Room at Everglades Recreation Center.  Doors open at 1:00PM every Thursday.  Click here for more information.  Click here for directions.

Reservations are no longer needed.  Everglades Rec Center has seating for over 200 strummers.

Read the latest "Newsletter" for up-to-date news, notes and kudos. It is no longer sent by email. 

We continue to edit our song format to make our songs easier for everyone to read.

SONGBOOKS:  Latest edition of our UPC Songbook (9/2019) are available for $10.00.   The UPC Songbook, The UPC Christmas Songbook, and the Ukes on the Square Songbook are also available online in DropBox.  Send request to: info@ukuleleplayersclub.com. 

Club Shirts are available.  Click here for more info.

Strum With Us

Playing the ukulele is one of the fastest growing crazes not only in The Villages but in the country.  Over 100 ukulele players have been meeting regularly at Lake Miona on Thursday afternoons for 90 minutes of singing and strumming for 7 years.   On January 30, 2020, we moved to our new location: Everglades Rec Center.  Singers come to the mikes to sing but everyone plays as music is shown on the screen for all to see.   No need to worry about hitting a wrong note: with so many ukuleles no one will know.  Besides, how many balls did Tiger hit before he won a tournament?  Come wearing a frown and leave wearing a smile.

See you Thursday at Everglades Rec Center: 1:45PM for classes, 2:30PM for play.  Doors open at 1:30PM.