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Join Tree Town Ukes this Sunday at the Festifools Parade!

From: Greg
Sent on: Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:55 AM

Aloha Gang,

We have 10 marchers plus guests ready to go for the Festifools parade, this Sunday, April 6 in Ann Arbor... but we can always use some more! Grab a uke and a camera and come on out for this fun event!

The forecast for Sunday looks good (53 and partly cloudy, 0% chance of rain).

Also, I just received the details for the Festifools Parade. Here’s the scoop:


We are meeting at 3:15 on the corner of E. Liberty St. and Fourth Ave., in front of  the Running Fit (123 E. Liberty). We will then line up with the other participants in the alley in the middle of the block. If you get lost, ask a volunteer in the red shirt  for help or call/text me at[masked]-0525.


Please note: Streets will be closed off starting at 3:00, so you might want to get there a little early, or allow some extra time to park. Parking is free on Sundays. The two nearest structures are:  Fourth Ave. @ E. William  and  The Library Lot (there are two entrances: Fifth Ave. between E. Liberty and E. William; and Division St. between E. Liberty and E. William.)


The event will start promptly at 4 p.m. and go until 5 p.m., rain or shine.  We will be doing our 4 parade songs: “When The Saints Go Marching In,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “You Are My Sunshine” and “Ukes On The March.” All of the charts and practice MP3s are in the More >> Files section on the Meetup site. If you feel a little shaky with some of the chords, that’s okay, this is mostly a visual experience. You can always just sing and fake strum, the idea is to have fun. Wear your Hawaiian shirt or other foolish attire (BTW Hawaiian shirts are not foolish, IMHO!)


The Parade route is along Main Street, between Washington and William (two long blocks). The marching order is pretty loose...there will be mingling and high-fiveing along the way.


Ah, rules...

-No flames

-Humans only

-No wheels, wagons, carts, floats, etc.

-No electric instruments or amps

-No logos, signs or banners


Our plan is to grab a beverage at Bill’s Beer Garden (218 S. Ashley) at the corner of W. Liberty and Ashley. Bring your repertoire book in case of a spontaneous uke jam. This place is outdoors and family friendly.


All are welcome to march with us... Spouses, kids, friends, etc. They can sing, play kazoo or carry their luminaria.

See you Sunday!



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