The Syston Happy Ukulele Band

A report from Len Abraham, Group Leader and Dave Houseman, Deputy Group Leader.
The U3A Syston Happy Ukulele Band started about 16 months ago. Presently we have about 50 hardworking diligent members. The overwhelming majority had never played any musical instruments before they joined the band.
The band meets every Friday at The Brookside Club, next to the Brookside Café, near the blue bridge, otherwise known as the Millennium Bridge, Syston, at 1.45pm to commence at 2.00pm and finish at 3.30pm.
Over the last year we have performed at numerous local venues, the most recent being at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Syston on Sunday 12th May. The audience enthusiastically joined in the singing and one person said it was better than a ‘West End Musical’.
We’ve even recently been offered a contract with Sky TV but have decided to stay with Freeview.
Len, or Dave, offer personal one to one tuition in a member’s home or elsewhere to enable brand new members to catch up.
If you would like to have an enjoyable weekly sing-along and lots of laughs why not pop in on a Friday afternoon.
Any existing Syston U3A member is more than welcome to attend before they purchase a ukulele, as well as those that are considering becoming U3A members. No prior musical knowledge or prior musical ability whatsoever is required due to the innovative teaching methods used.