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Motor City Ukes May Meetup

Preparation and planning for Mighty Uke Day this weekend.

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  • Linda G.

    I was thrilled just to watch. Will be working on upping my game to join you next time. What's comparable to zed when the words are in Hawaiin? Can't seem to make all those loose vowels slosh around my mouth in tempo.

    May 13, 2013

  • Craig F.

    WOW!! A well received performance of which everyone should be proud. Thanks to all that participated in Mighty Uke Day III.

    Post your pictures in the already created photo album here on Meetup.

    To the dancers, Aloha and Thank you. We are honored to have you as part of our group.

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Lunice

    We had a great time!

    May 12, 2013

  • Craig F.

    Hi All,

    I've scouted the venue. This will work out well. The stage is small and we'll position ourselves to make it work.

    ON STAGE: All dancers.

    ON STAGE: Lead vocalists and chamber members. Specifically: Tonya, Joni, Nick, Theodore, Steve, Ryan, Chris and Mitch.

    PIT AREA: A very nice orchestra type pit area is located left of the stage. This is where the rhythm/percussion section of our group will be performing. (That's everyone not mentioned above.) The pit faces the audience so we'll be seen and heard. Taller folks in the back, please.

    That's the layout. Bring a music stand and music, although we'll be minimizing what we actually use in the performace. Keep it handy if we need it.

    Get to the stage absolutely no later than 2:00. Please be mindful of the live performances happening while we are getting ready.

    Thanks,
    Craig.

    May 10, 2013

    • Lunice

      Craig, is it still ok for newcomers to play along at the performance? I'm assuming that''s what you mean by everybody else performing in the pit area. If it's not ok, I'm fine with that, I really didn't expect to be able to participate this soon. BTW, I LOVE my new electric uke! Thanks again!

      May 10, 2013

    • Craig F.

      First opportunity to perform goes to those that performed in January. However, there should be room for everyone. Remember, Hawaiian or festive attire. Hats if you have 'em.

      May 11, 2013

  • Craig F.

    Set list for Mighty Uke Day 3 is posted in <More, Files>. Be sure to log in as a member to view and print.

    Updated song sheets to be uploaded soon.

    Those planning to perform on stage, be sure to wear Hawaiian attire and hats if you have them. Please be at Creole Gallery between 1:30 and 2:00.

    BIG Day, BIG Fun!!

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Fawn K.

      I will bring some extra shirts just in casr someone needs one, assorted sizes.

      May 10, 2013

  • Fawn K.

    Loved the new Tahitian number.

    May 10, 2013

  • Rich G.

    Thanks for a friendly musical (and dance) experience. I had a great time. Hope to see all of you at the June meetup.

    May 9, 2013

    • Fawn K.

      Good to have you, glad you enjoyed yourself, and (most important) looking forward to playing with you in the future.

      May 10, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Wonderful to see so many new faces! And the Hoaloha Dancers were great, adds so much dimension to our group! As always, great opportunities to learn!

    May 9, 2013

  • Lunice

    Had a great time meeting friendly fellow ukers!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Steve C.

    Sorry folks, I had a last minute work obligation this evening. I wil have to see everybody Saturday in Lansing.

    May 8, 2013

  • Craig F.

    Hi All,

    Sign in as a member and check <More, Files> for:

    - 2103 - January Gig Book. We'll be rehearsing with the dancers to these songs for our performance. Final set list to be determined.
    - Mighty Uke Day 3 - Official Program. Be in the know.
    - Mighty Uke Day 3 - Elderly Coupons. Save on ukes and supplies.

    Please look at the next few events on Meetup and RSVP to the ones you can attend. We need to know how many players to expect, and RSVP'ing gets you the email updates for that specific event.

    HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY!!! Check <More, Files> Wednesday morning to view, save and print an anniversary gift selected specifically for our members.

    Welcome New Members!! Even though we'll be busy preparing for Mighty Uke Day, we invite you to sing and strum along with us.

    It looks like we'll have a full room again. See you there.

    Craig.

    May 6, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Missed you guys last month! Mighty Uke Day will rock! Two members working as opening acts! Motor City on the main stage with the Hoaloha Dancers! And a number of open mike slots and radio slots!

      1 · May 6, 2013

  • Lunice

    Looking forward to my first MCU meeting...got the music and have been practicing. Should I bring a music stand?

    May 6, 2013

    • Fawn K.

      Glad to have another uker joining us. Bring a stand. There is some table space but a stand is a good idea since that space is limited.

      May 6, 2013

  • Craig F.

    And the countdown to Mighty Uke Day begins. One Week to Go!

    At the May 8th meeting we'll be playing from the "2013 - January Gig Book". Find it on the Meetup page at <More, Files>.

    Those members that performed at Motor City Ukes January events will have first opportunity to perform at Mighty Uke Day. Let me know Wednesday if you want to play, or can not due to workshops or other events.

    May 8th marks our two year aniversary!!

    I'll send out an announcement with more specifics before Wednesdays Meetup.

    Craig.

    May 3, 2013

    • Mark S.

      I'm planning on it! Been practicing and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

      May 3, 2013

  • Steve S.

    As I mentioned before, I will be unable to attend the May meeting due to a previous commitment. Just let me know the set list, and I will be polished, prepared, and on time on Mighty Uke Day!

    May 1, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I'm really getting excited! I've got tickets to both Friday and Saturday concerts, playing with some of my favorite people, getting watch even more great people and a workshop to attend.

    April 29, 2013

    • Fawn K.

      I'm excited to be able to pick out a shirt to wear and walk around carrying a uke and take a trip to look at ukes and look at other people's ukes and sing new uke songs and watch people's fingers moving faster than anyone should be able to move fingers and ............

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Bob H.

    Looking forward to the May Meetup.

    April 13, 2013

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