Next UPC Session on Thursday, July 18th
in the
Grand Canyon Theater
Everglades R.C.
The Villages, Fl.

Safe Travels for our Seasonal Members who are leaving us...and we'll keep a seat for you.

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Usual Session Schedule

  • 12:30 PM- Set Up, Classes, Loaner Uke Tuners, Sound System
  • 12:45 PM- First Step and Next Step Classes
  • 1:45 PM- Doors open, song sign ups
  • 2:00 PM- Open Sing (1 Hour)

July, 2024 Schedule

  • July 4th- Regular Session
  • July 11th -Rocky Mtn Art Room
  • July 18th -Regular Session
  • July 25th -Regular Session

2024 UPC Dark Days
Thursday 8/15/24
Thursday 11/28/24

10/26 Halloween Revue

7/11 Session in Review
- In the Rocky Mountain Art Rooms

A Special Thank You to all our members who assisted us during the 7/4 Session:
Set UpMaurice, Dennis, Debbie  and Ray.
-Classes
First Step: Claire  and Darry
Next Step:Tim
Baritone: With Cody 10/3
Projector: Linda and Jean
Bass: Jean, john and Lee
Maestro: Dennis
Emcee: Bill
Sound: Debbie
All our Singers. As usual, Super job by all our singers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

-Signups for our UPC performances in July. Save the dates and sign up.

Fri., 7/19, 7 PM at Sumter Sr. Living, (Arr 6:45 PM)

Villages Music Showcase Thursday, Sept., 26th and Fri., Sept 27th.
-Sign ups have begun The Annual Villages Music Showcase at the Savannah RC.  We will ask for an afternoon time on the 27th, like last year. We need to know what other clubs/bands participating members will be playing with so they can be scheduled accordingly. Check your calendars....we will bring 25-30 members.

You can sign up at our next session or at mcleanteacher@yahoo.com

-Dennis announced the UPC 

Also sign ups for the Fri., 7/19 have started ...see above.

Camp Villages Review
Tuesday Camp Villages program was another hit. Fun to see monitors working with the kids and some you working with the adults. Several showed up at today's session.

-Vicki, Lee and Ginny provided us with Caffiene Free Coffe. Thank You

-Daily Sun, article on 7/8 with UPC members, Dennis, Claire, Tim, Cody, Darry, Bill and Debbie  after we visited the Daily Sun Offices and gave a brief review of their responsibilities at the UPC and then we sang a couple of songs.  

-UPC Kitty Thank You ....your contributions to the UPC Kitty make everything possible..

-Supporting our Members as they perform at various venues.  Details at:
Go to
"HOME," "EVENTS," "PERFORMANCES By MEMBERS"

-Song Books
Darry has our new UPC Song Books for $15 and Amendments (new songs) for $2.

-Summer schedule for ukulele friendly clubs list below.
Open July – August
Folk SingingMonday @ 7:00 PM @ Lake Miona R.C.
Hummers and Strummers - Tues. at 10:00 AM in the Cape Hatteras Room at the Bridgeport R.C. Contact: Diane
Ukulele Players Club –Thursday 12:30 – 3:00 PM in the Grand Canyon Theater, at the Everglades RC. Contact: Tim
Strum for Fun”– Thurs., 3:45 PM til 5 PM at Sterling Heights R.C.,
Contact: Jan 

Open August Only
Peace, Love & Ukulele Club1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday @ 10:30 Am @ Laurel Manor R.C.Mary @ pluclub2018@yahoo.com

Closed July – August
Ukulele Cafe – 1st, 2nd & 4th Monday @ 1:30 PM @ Laurel Manor R.C.
Banjolele Strings Club – Tues, 12:00 Noon at the O’Dell R.C.
Villages Ukulele Club - Tues. at 4:00 PM at the Chula Vista R.C.

-Performance Group Schedule  click here to go to the Performance Group page

Dennis is starting the sign up lists for our next two Performances,

2024 Recap of UPC Performance Group Shows

  • Sat., 1/4 at the Coconut Cove RC
  • Tues., 1/9 at the Coconut Cove RC
  • Thurs., 1/18 at the Alzheimer's Support Group at the UMC in Lady Lake
  • Sun.,2/4, 6:45 PM in the
    Coconut Cove RC for Alexa Villas 
  • Wed., 2/7 at 11 AM in the Hearthstone Asst. Living Facility, Oxford.(Small Group)
  • Mon., 2/19 for the Mission Oaks Assisted Living (Small Group.
  • Wed., 2/21 at 6 PM n the Hibiscus RC for Westchester Way SC.
  • Thurs., 2/29 for the Alzheimer's Group at the UMC.
  • Wed., 3/6, for BMW Club in the Bradenton RC 
  • Mon., 3/18 for the Connecticut Club at Bridgeport RC
  • Tues., 4/9, 6:45 PM at Captiva RC for Sanabel Islanders
  • Wed., 5/1, 11 AM at Hearthstone Assisted Living (Small Group
  • Fri., 6/7 6:45 PM at Colony Cottage RC for The Brooklyn Club. 
  • Sat., 6/8, 7 PM for New Jersey Club in Lake Miona RC (Arr. 6:45 PM)
  • Tues., 6/11, 9 Am at Lake -CV-Miona RC
  • Mon., 6/24, Tamarind Grove SC at Serling ItsRC.
  • Thurs., 6/27, 11 Am for Comm. UM
  • Tues, 7/2, 3 PM for Daybreak Club at the O'Dell RC (Small Group)

UPC Small Performance Group Performances at Residence Facilities: See Our 2024 Lists

2024 UPC MEMBER CREDITS

The UPC is very proud of our members who participate in recognized performances with the UPC Performance Group and with other clubs.  Please let us know if you participated in a recent performance....so we can put you in our “CREDITS” Section.

  • Mark, John, Sue, Kate, Robin and Wayne solo with Sparkey’s Strummers during their weekly practice sessions at the Savannah Recreation Center every Thursday at 9 AM.
  • Mark, known as “MrBluSkies,” is available for appearances at private parties and other entertainment venues. Contact him or go to his website at www.mrbluskies.com.
  • Cody performs with "The British Invasion" and "Rewind."
  • Glenn and Cody perform with the band "Rewind."

Village Ukulele Clubs

  • Peace, Love & Ukulele Club– 1st, 2nd& 3rdMonday @ 10:30 Am @ Laurel Manor RC
  • Ukulele Cafe– 1st, 2nd& 4th Mondays @ 1:30 PM @ Laurel Manor RC
  • Folk SingingMonday @ 7:00 PM @ Lake Miona RC
  • “Hummers and Strummers”- Tues., @ 10:00 Am in the Cape Hatteras Room at the Bridgeport RC
  • “Mike Ryan's Banjolele Strings Club”-Tues., @ 12:00 Noon at the O’Dell RC
  • Villages Ukulele Club - Tues., @ 4:00 PM at Chula Vista RC
  • UKULELE PLAYERS CLUB –Thurs. @ 12:50  in the Grand Canyon Theater, at the Everglades RC
  • “Strum for Fun Club”,  Thurs. @ 4:00 PM at the Sterling Heights RC.