ukelele News

Items on this page are listed in date order (more or less). Occasionally the page will be shuffled to keep upcoming events near the top of the page. Past events that might be of interest for the archive will be moved to the bottom. Others will be removed.

Thursday, November 1, 1:00-2:30 pm
Mentorship is every other Thursday - Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, Dec 6

Monday, December 3, 3:00 pm in the Fairview Music Room
Tuesday, December 4, 1:00-2:00 pm in Lakeview Social Hall #1. Arrive by 12:30.
Lakeview Fired Arts Christmas party
Saturday, December 8, 7pm in Fairview Arizona Rooms 1 and 2
Performance for Sun City Sportsmens Club

  1. Medley Five Foot Two-Please Dont Talk About Me
  2. It's Party Time Tonight - Bring KAZOOS
  3. Jingle Bells flash
  4. Mele Kalikimaka flash Kathy dances
  5. Ain't She Sweet (SC401)
  6. Runaround Sue (SCGH2)
  7. Birthday
  8. Arizona Holiday
  9. All Shook Up (A) Female Version
  10. Tiny Bubbles (SC237) Kathy teaches hula
  11. I Believe In Music (C)
  12. Twist and Shout - C
  13. Silver Bells flash
  14. Pearly Shells - Helen leads, Kathy hula
  15. Runaway - Helen
  16. Rawhide (SC191) - Vicky whistles
  17. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  18. This Little Light (C)
  19. Goodnight Sweetheart (C)

Thursday, December 13, 3-4:30 pm
led by Mark

Last page of numbers 5 and 10 will be displayed for jam. Pages 1 and 2 show diagrams for some uncommon chords.

  1. I'm into Something Good - G 3 pages
  2. Garden Song - C
  3. Blue Bayou - F 3 pages
  4. Medley Buddy Holly 2 pages
  5. Catch A Falling Star Project page 3
  6. Christmas for Cowboys - C
  7. Country Roads (F)
  8. Cracklin Rosie - C 2 pages
  9. Devil Woman - C 2 pages
  10. Dream a Little Dream of Me - F Project page 2
  11. Flower That Shattered the Stone, The - C 2 pages
  12. Ghost Riders in the Sky - Am 2 pages
  13. Grandma's Feather Bed - D 2 pages
  14. Holly Jolly Christmas
  15. Circle Game - C 2 pages
  16. Come A Little Bit Closer (SC157)
  17. I Just Want to Dance with You - G 4 pages
  18. Jamaica Farewell - A
  19. L-O-V-E (SC73)
  20. Livin' on Love - G 2 pages
  21. Love without End - C 3 pages
  22. Medley Beach Boys 2 pages
  23. I Got You Babe - C 3 pages

Thursday, December 6, 3-4:30 pm
led by Helen

  1. Ku'u Home 'O Kahalu'u (G)
  2. White Sandy Beach (SC300)
  3. Island Style (C2)
  4. Hukilau Song (SC9)
  5. Beautiful Kaua'i (SC27)
  6. Aloha Friday
  7. Hanalei Moon in C
  8. Paniolo Country
  9. Lovely Hula Hands (G)
  10. Keep Your Eyes on the Hands
  11. One Paddle, Two Paddle
  12. Lahaina Luna (C2)
  13. Sophisticated Hula (SC41)
  14. I'll Remember You
  15. Sweet Lady Of Waiahole (G)
  16. To You Sweetheart Aloha
  17. My Little Grass Shack (C)
  18. Hawaiian Wedding Song

Saturday, November 24, 11:00 am at Sundial (arrive at 10:30 am)
Perform at Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Songs marked with "xx" are the first ones to skip if we are running short of time

Nov 24 set list plus:

Thursday, November 29, 3-5 pm
Holiday party, open mic

Thursday, October 11, 1:30 pm
Flashmob practice

2018 repertoire

February 15, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm
Perform for Youthful Seniors Get Together at Willowbrook United Methodist Church, 19390 N 99th Ave, Sun City. We are welcome to join them for dinner at 5:00, $5 each.

Sat/Sun, March 2-3, 2019
Glendale Folk Festival
We may perform on Saturday.

Thursday, November 8, 3-4:30 pm
led by Dave

Thursday, November 1, 3-4:30 pm
General membership meeting, election of officers

jam following led by Trudy

Thursday, October 25 workshops, concert, open mic
Dani Joy and Perry Stauffer

Thursday, October 18, 3-4:30 pm
First: Bring money and sign up for Oktoberfest next week so we can get an accurate count for the caterers.

Today: led by Kate. People's Choice. Song leaders welcome. You can solo or sing with Kate.

Thursday, October 11, 3-4:30 pm
led by Trudy

Thursday, October 4, 3-4:30 pm
led by Bob

Hong Kong visitors at Fairway

Thursday, September 27
Fred Sokolov workshops

Cleaning up the Resources tab, but preserving the links here:

Thursday, September 20, 3-4:30 pm
led by Bob and Martin

Thursday, September 13, 3-4:30 pm
led by Tony

Setlist under construction:

Thursday, September 6, 3-4:30 pm
led by Natalie +

When you're down by the sea, and an eel bites your knee, that's a moray.

Thursday, August 30, 3-4:30 pm
led by Jean

Tuesday, August 28
Perform at monthly birthday party for residents of Life Stream Living at 115 Ave and Peoria Ave in Youngtown.

Thursday, August 23, 3-4:30 pm
led by Joni

Thursday, August 16, 3-4:30 pm
led by Bob

Thursday, August 9, 3-4:30 pm

Thursday, August 2, 3-4:30 pm

Thursday, July 26, 3-4:30 pm

Thursday, July 19, 3-4:30 pm
led by Jennie

Thursday, July 12, 3-4:30 pm
led by Nancy and Frank

Thursday, July 5, 3-4:30 pm
led by Joni

Thursday, June 28, 3-4:30 pm
led by Happy, Dan, Jean, Trudy

Thursday, June 21, 3-4:30 pm
led by James

Thursday, June 14, 3-4:30 pm
led by Ginny, Helen, Jeannie

Thursday, June 7, 3-4:30 pm
led by Trudy, Kate, Happy, Kristy, Kathy, Max, Jeannie, Mike, Art and the Tiny Trio

Thursday, May 31, 3-4:30 pm
led by Jean, Dan, Helen, Kate

Thursday, May 24, 3-4:30 pm
led by Bob

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm in Fairway AZ rooms 1 and 2
performance for Sportsmen's Club Party

Tuesday, May 22
Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel workshops and concert.
  • 1:00-2:00 Craig's workshop - "Group Play - Confident Beginner-Intermediate
  • 2:30-3:30 sarah's workshop - "Beginning chord Melody - Intermediate
  • 4:00-5:00 Concert

Thursday, May 17, 3-4:30 pm
led by Dave

Thursday, May 10, 3-4:30 pm
led by Trudy
  1. We're the Sun City Ukulele Club. Kate, Kristy, Happy to lead
  2. It's Party Time Tonight (Tommy Anderson) (bring your kazoos)
  3. Wagon Wheel (G)
  4. That's All Right, Mama (SC42)
  5. Amazing Grace (C) Hummmmm the last verse.
  6. That's Amore (SC176)
  7. Canon In C (Jeannie on the Flute) Learn part A, B, C, D or E or learn all 5 picking parts.
  8. Let's Twist Again
  9. Under The Boardwalk (SC23)
  10. Bye Bye Love (SC224)
  11. Runaway (SC55) Helen to lead
  12. Island Style (SC476) Helen to lead
  13. West Virginia Memories Happy Anderson to lead
  14. Green Door
  15. Blue Skies (C)
  16. Buzz Buzz Buzz Bring your kazoos
  17. Ukulele (spoof on Hallelujah)
  18. The Fly (Shhh Song)
  19. Lion Sleeps Tonight Harmony parts singing the notes on the G, C, E and A strings. Help from Jeannie on the A string, Max and Helen on the E string, Kate and Vicky on the C string and Art (I hope) on the G string.
  20. I Believe In Music (C)
  21. Round: Are You Sleeping
    No chart, 2 chord song, Each measure is: C/ G7/ C/ C/ over and over.
    Practice these chord changes and we'll have some fun with this one.
  22. Get A Job Help from my "da boomer" friends
  23. Medley Three Song (G) (Help from Vicky, Max, Helen, Jeannie and Kate)
  24. Over And Over (SC203)
  25. Freight Train (SC286)
  26. I Like It Like That (SC230)
  27. Goodnight Sweetheart (C) Help from the Tiny Trio

Thursday, May 3, 3-4:30 pm
led by Kate

Thursday, April 26, 3-4:30 pm
led by Bob

Thursday, April 19, 3-4:30 pm
led by Helen and Kehau

Thursday, April 12, 5-7 pm
Bye Bye Snowbirds open mic

Thursday, April 5, 3-4:30 pm
led by Trudy

Thursday, April 12, 5:00-8:00 pm
Good-bye Snowbirds open mic

May 22, 1:00-6:00 pm
Craig Chee / Sarah Meisel workshops

A few past set lists and events:

Friday, March 23, 4:00-5:00 pm AZ rooms 1 & 2
Ukulele Dedication to library and concert by Heidi and Daniel
The library made a youtube video to commemorate the event.

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm in Fairway music room
Heidi Swedberg's workshop, Arpeggios for Beginners

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm in Fairway music room
Daniel Ward's workshop, Advanced Meditations from his book Arpeggio Meditations

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm at Sundial
Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward concert

March 22 jam
led by Dave
  1. Brand New Star
  2. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  3. Bye Bye Love
  4. It's Only Make Believe-F
  5. Buzz Buzz Buzz - Bring Kazoos.
  6. Medley Oh Boy-Rave On
  7. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (SC99)
  8. Surfin' USA (SC64)
  9. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  10. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown x
  11. I Only Want To Be With You (G)
  12. Rhythm Of The Falling Rain
  13. Glory Of Love
  14. Everyday
  15. Eight Days A Week
  16. Mother-In-Law
  17. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  18. One Fine Day
  19. Devra & KM

  20. Freight Train (SC286)
  21. Up On The Roof (C)
  22. Dave

  23. Twist And Shout 2 Dave's version
  24. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (D)
  25. Wonder Of You, The
  26. Kansas City (SC251)
  27. Mack The Knife (SC61)
  28. Diana
  29. Lady Madonna

March 29 jam
led by Bob Mclin - setlist order has not been set yet, will be changed.

Thursday, March 15 jam
Set list:

Saturday, March 10, Fairway Fun Fair
9:00-2:00 Two individuals at a time at Uke club table, selling tickets to Swedberg / Ward concert
2:00-4:00 Uke club jam in Music Room, with some individuals welcoming visitors at the door.

Thursday, March 8

Feb 22 jam - Jeannie's setlist
Book 3 + Hand Outs

February 24, 11:30 am at the Maintenance Shed
Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival, Saguaro Ranch 9802 N 59th Ave, Glendale.

All Club Performance, Kate to lead.
Set list:

February 15 jam

February 8 jam
1st hour led by Bob, 2nd hour by Kate, practicing for Glendale, see Feb 24 set list below.

February 1
led by the Incomparable Dave Fuchs

    Flash Mob (1-3)

  1. Medley Your Cheatin' Heart - Hey Good Lookin'
  2. I'm Into Something Good
  3. It's Party Time Tonight
  4. Buzz Buzz Buzz - Bring Kazoos.
  5. Medley Oh Boy-Rave On
  6. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  7. Surfin' USA (SC64)
  8. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  9. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown x
  10. I Only Want To Be With You (G)
  11. Rhythm Of The Falling Rain
  12. Glory Of Love
  13. Everyday
  14. Eight Days A Week C
  15. Mother-In-Law
  16. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  17. One Fine Day
  18. Old Bones Dean Martin version
  19. Devra & KM

  20. Freight Train (SC286)
  21. Blame It On The Ukulele
  22. Blue Moon (SC225)
  23. Dave

  24. Twist And Shout 2 Dave's version
  25. Kansas City (SC251)
  26. Flash Mob Again

  27. Medley Your Cheatin' Heart - Hey Good Lookin'
  28. I'm Into Something Good
  29. It's Party Time Tonight

January 25 jam
and workshop led by Bob at 1:30.

January 18, Lil' Rev
1:30 Workshop
4:00 Concert
6:00 Open Mic

jam ?
  • Rock 'n Roll:
  • '30's:
  • Winter Flash Mob practice:
  • Grand Finale:

  • January 4 jam led by Helen

    Set list:

    December 28 jam

    Set list:

    December 21 jam led by Bob

    Set list: