Pacifica Ukes opening door for new ukulele players to join and learn

Are you interested in learning to play the ukulele?

The Pacifica Ukes Junior Strings Program is now accepting new members for the 2016 – 2017 season. Students in grades 4 and 5 are eligible. No experience is necessary for this group. Students just need to have a desire to learn. They will be introduced to playing the ukulele in a group setting where note reading, musicianship, playing skills, and singing will be taught. If a student doesn’t own an instrument, we can try to arrange for one to be borrowed temporarily from his or her own school.

Interested students can start on Monday, Oct. 17. Students can “try it out” before committing. Regular rehearsals will be from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays at Robron Centre, 740 Robron Road. (There will not be any rehearsals on holidays or on days when school is not in session.) There will also be two concerts during the year and a local performance tour.

The Pacifica Ukes program has been around for over 25 years. It begins with the elementary program. Students then audition for the middle school (Junior “A”) group and the high school (Senior “A”) group. The Pacifica Ukes groups perform regularly at concerts and functions locally and out of town.