AUS folks will be out there singing, and Time for the meeting!

Jen sez:

We’ve been asked to do a couple of performances in the coming weeks.

The first will be at the church where we have our meetings.  On Sunday, April 28th, Memorial United Methodist Church honors their older and long-time members with an event called Heritage Sunday.  We’ve been asked to perform at around 12:30, for about 30 minutes.  We’re invited to enjoy lunch there, as well.

On Friday, May 10th, in the evening (exact time TBD), we’ve been asked to perform at Zilker Elementary’s Backyard Concert. The event is a fundraiser to help purchase much-needed instruments for their music classrooms.

The songs below (in no definitive order, yet) are the ones we’re probably going to do for both live performances since it’ll be nice to rehearse the same material for two gigs and they are good, clean fun tunes!

Three Little Birds
Don’t Fence Me In
Stand By Me
What a Wonderful World (Iz style)
Love Potion #9
Ring of Fire (presentation version)
On the Road Again
We’ll try to have at least one rehearsal during the week before each of the performances, of course.  It is not mandatory that you attend the rehearsals as long as you practice on your own to get ready, of course.
At both performances, we’re looking for about 12-15 volunteers who can commit to either or both events.  Please drop a note to austinukes{at} to let us know which one you can join, or if you’d like to join both Austin Ukulele Society ‘ensemble’ performances. Looking forward to strumming with you all soon!
Later: Thanks to those of you who’ve already responded enthusiastically!
You should be pretty comfortable and familiar with the songs we’ll play live, and it’s best to try to memorize the songs.  We will not have much room for music stands, and there won’t be any projector, in either place.  Some of us (including me) make a little chord cheat/reminder sheet that fits on the top of the uke, so that you can glance down, at the beginning of songs perhaps, for a quick refresher.  However, I can attest to this being more for a quick reminder and not something you’d want to rely on while playing.
Please let me know if you’d like to participate in either or both of the performances.  We’d love to have you, and all levels are welcome, as long as you can make time to practice and get comfortable with these eight tunes.

We’ll keep you posted on a rehearsal date, and we’ll certainly practice some (if not all) of these in our meeting this Thursday! Remember, we’re meeting this Thursday evening, April 11, from 7 – 8:30 at the Memorial United Methodist Church at 6100 Berkman Dr, Austin.

However, we will need to meet in a different room within the church, just for April–they have other events in the gym and adjacent rooms.  You will want to enter through the ‘main’ door under the canopy covered driveway in the parking lot.  Walk straight through the carpeted corridor, through a tiled/lobby area, and into carpeted area again.  Turn right, and you will see the church’s Parlor – we’ll meet there.
We will try to have signs to guide you to the correct room. 🙂  –Jen

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