After a sustained period of rehearsing for various performances earlier in the year, the club is now having a more relaxing summer, playing old favourites and learning new songs. Now is a great time to join us if you have a ukulele or are thinking of getting one.
We are a friendly and welcoming bunch and are always keen to recruit new members. Even if you have never played a uke before you will find that you can quickly learn a few of the basic chords and start to join in.
The first month after joining is free, and subs are then £5 a month, which goes towards the hire cost of our rehearsal venue and equipment costs. We have a few club owned ukes so you can even turn up and have a go if you don't currently own one!
Look forward to seeing you. If you want more details click the email link at the top of any page.
Thanks to a generous grant from Melksham Without Parish Council, we have obtained a projector and screen to use at our practice sessions. This is proving to be of great benefit to the group, as we can ensure we are all playing the correct version of our songs, and it enables us to sit in 'performance formation', which is useful when we are rehearsing for gigs.
We will also be buying some basic ukuleles, which will be used if any new members join who don't have one initially, and can be taken to gigs so audience members can 'have a go' if they want to.
MUSC put on a great show at Sainsburys in Melksham on Saturday 28 February in support of Red Nose Day. A cowboy themed set saw songs such as Rawhide, Dan Tucker and Red River Valley belted out by the appropriately dressed MUSC'ers.
A couple of songs suffered from a weird effect where one side of the group were a couple of bars ahead of the other side, but we're sure this was just the strange acoustics in Sainsburys!
A great performance and a reasonable sum of money raised for a good cause judging by the weight of the collection buckets. Hopefully a couple of new members recruited as well, so a good day all round!
Welcome to MUSC's new website! It is so new that there's not much on it as yet, but that will change over the coming weeks. MUSC was formed in 2013 by Stuart Griffin, a local man whose lifelong love of making music had turned to the ukulele. After starting in his mum's garage with his mate Tim, Stuart advertised in Melksham News for people interested in forming a ukulele club.
Several local people replied, and the rest as they say is history! After starting of in MUSC member Aksana's front room, the group moved to Melksham Guide Hut, where they have been ever since, practicing between 7.30 and 9.30 on a Thursday evening.
MUSC is friendly and relaxed and welcome's ukulele players of all ages and abilities. Musical tastes are wide and nothing is off the agenda - well almost nothing - MUSC members will know what I mean!
If you would like to arrange for MUSC to play at an event you are arranging, or are interested in joining us, then please get in touch.