Birthday Party for a 6 year old baritone uke player- by request

Hi everybody,

We received a request (see below) through Meetup by a mom who would like to have a few ukulele players to entertain at her daughter's 6th birthday party.  The birthday girl is also a uke player (baritone!)

The mom offered us $50 to play which I thought we could use to subsidize the cost of some official BUkS logo t-shirts or some other club swag. We could also just divvy up the dough among those that show up.  Open to other ideas.

Please respond as soon as possible if you're interested. I told her that 8 players may be a stretch but 2 or 3 might be possible. I also promised her that I would let her know in time for her to make other entertainment arrangements if we can't muster a few folks to come and strum.

Here's her message:


Meetup Message from: Laurel, via Buckeye Ukulele SocietyInquiry about ukulele players for a party...
Hello John, 

This may sound an odd request, but I'll just put it out there... My 6 year old daughter is a ukulele fan (and has a baritone.) 

For her 6th birthday party (Sunday, June 29th from 11-3), I would like to assemble 5-8 players who would be willing to come to her party for a couple of hours to just hang out and play and demo for the kids who are interested in learning more about the instrument... 

It's kind-of a community gathering and there will be cake, drinks and veggie nibbles for everyone... The party will take place at a canopy at Whetstone park (which will be set up near the playground area nearest the duck pond.) Do you think any of the players in your group would be willing/interested in coming to the party? I can only offer $50 total for all players (and ply all with drinks and cake :)... It promises to be great fun! Let me know your thoughts.... 

Thank you for considering my request, John! 
Sincerely, Laurel Durrett 

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  • Allan

    Good uke players, good singing, good cake.

    1 · June 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Sunday afternoon making music with all of you and celebrating Laurel's daughters b-day. The musical sounds of our ukulele's kept the rain at bay :-). See y'all soon.
    Mahalo nui loa, Francis

    1 · June 29

  • Minetta

    Is there a Plan B with the rain expected?

    June 28

  • Nathan

    That's a tough weekend at my house, but I'll see if I can wedge out some time - it sounds like a lot of fun! My own daughter turns 6 this weekend, so if you guys need any suggestions for music, I can throw out a few ideas.

    1 · June 17

    • John

      Hi Nathan, any suggestions would be great! Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

      June 26

  • Allan

    Planning on being there now with bells on (just kidding about the last part).

    June 23

    • John

      Bring on the bells!

      June 26

  • Minetta

    Does she want players the entire time? Or to make an appearance and play several songs...maybe an hour or so?

    June 13

    • John

      I'll propose we'll be there no more than 2 hrs including setup, performance, hang time with the kids and pack up.

      June 17

  • Kathryn A.

    Sorry out of town on the 29th.......but how about the group marching in the do da parade on the 4th.

    June 13

    • John

      Kathryn, the Doo Dah Parade is a great idea! Let's discuss it this week at the meetups.

      June 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, great too see that young people embrace the ukulele. Me ke aloha pumehana :-)

    1 · June 13

  • Randy M.

    Sounds fun. What kind of music do 6 year olds like?

    And I'd suggest banking it for future group swag. How about bowling shirts? ;)

    1 · June 13

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