Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Great August Meeting!

Wow, what a crowd at our great August meeting at Central Market. We’re wondering whether we should have more meetings on Thursdays. (What do you think? Leave us a comment if you have an opinion on the subject.)

Anyway, here’s Bob’s report, which you may have received already by email:

Thanks to everyone who came to our August meeting Tuesday night. By Jen’s quick headcount, 35 players were strumming away – our biggest turnout since we started meeting back in January! A very warm welcome to the many first-timers who joined us — we hope to see you again soon!

Special kudos to everyone who played a solo for the group. Every song was a gem.

A reminder that you can find downloadable PDF versions of all our song sheets on our blog, http://austinukulelesociety.wordpress.com/. Click on the “Ukulele Music Library” link. We mail out copies of any new songs we’re going to play, but you can always check the Library for the complete set.

Reserve the date on your calendar and spread the word: our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th, at 7:00pm. We’ll be sending out reminders and posting on our blog and FB page. Please send in suggestions for our sing-along — we’re building a great repertoire.

For those who can’t wait until next month, come to “Sweetpea’s Ukulele Night” at Skinny’s Ballroom next Wednesday, August 17th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Skinny’s (http://skinnysballroom.com/) is located downtown at 115 San Jacinto. This month’s theme: the British Invasion, with guest hosts Bill “Monster” Jones and Kathy Murray!

As always, it’s a pleasure to play with you all.

Don’t forget–if you have any ideas for songs to sing at the meeting, please let us know. See you in September, folks!

Our Thursday 8/11 meeting

Remember, we’ll be meeting again at Central Market North’s Community Room on Thursday, August 11th, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Two new songs will be featured–one is the oldie (way oldie: we’re talking 1928 here) My Blue Heaven, suggested by one of our members. But we’ll also have a relative newie–Crazy, the 2006 Gnarls Barkley hit. Download ’em here, or come get ’em, plus all our other featured songs, in our Ukulele Music Library.

See you on the 11th.