What we're about

Welcome to the Hau`oli Strummers ukulele club of San Diego. Hau’oli is Hawaiian for happy and that’s what we are. We are also a great community of uke players who get together to strum, sing, learn, teach, share, and most of all, have fun. We welcome anyone and everyone to join us.

Skill Level
We welcome everyone at all skill levels from the newest uke noobs to total uke stars. If you’ve never strummed or sung a note in your life or even if you are just shy, our club is a great place to be. The strum along format makes it easy to be as anonymous as you like while you’re learning and you’ll never be thrust into the spotlight when that isn’t your desire. If being in the spotlight is something you seek, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that.

We play a wide variety of music including Rock, Country, Standards, 23 Skidoo, Hawaiian and more. Over the years we have compiled a great songbook containing all the songs we play at the meetings. Songbooks are available as a free PDF and hard copies are available for sale or loan at the meetings.

Our main meetings are on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 and ending about 8:30. We have all kinds of other events too. Check the event announcements on the Home page for more information on all our events. Come check out a meeting it's really fun.

Questions or Comments?
There is more information in the "Pages" section of our Meetup site. You can also contact us by joining the Meetup group, sending a message, posting on the group message board or better yet - come to a meeting, we'll chat and have some fun.

Hope to see you soon! Mahalo!

Upcoming events (5+)

Ukulele Tuesday Meetup

Offshore Tavern and Grill

This is our weekly Tuesday Meetup - Come and join us! Everyone is welcome! We welcome all skill levels and we play a wide variety of music styles. Come on down and make new friends, improve your Uke skills, and have some fun all at the same time. Meetup starts at 6:30pm and is over around 8:00 - You can't miss us! This meeting is "Strum Along" format which means everyone plays and sings the same song at the same time. The songs are requests from the club, picked from the main songbook. The songbook can be downloaded at the link below. Print, practice and bring to the sing along! Songbook hard copies will also be available for loan and/or purchase at the meeting. Link to PDF -> Hau'oli Strummers Songbook Strum Along (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1DjstnJAs-8MjdzVjU5X0Y2WFU) Link to PDF -> Hau'oli Strummers Songbook Strum Along Tablet Version (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B230Bg-p9MgHbnYxQnhURlE0bHc)

Making Music Day - Hau'oli Strummer Performance

Spanish Village Art Center

Join the Hau'oli Strummers for an outdoor jam to celebrate Making Music Day! We will play for the public from our songbook. Bring: o Songbook and Ukulele o A chair and a music stand o Hat, sunscreen, water Making Music Day is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment. More information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%AAte_de_la_Musique Local information: http://www.makemusicday.org/sandiego/ If you have questions, want to help organize or lead the group, or perform a set alone or with friends, let's discuss it in the comments section or message Mary directly.

Volunteer and spread ukulele love at the San Diego Central Library

San Diego Central Library

*Please Read the Entire Post* It includes details regarding the SD Library Volunteer procedures that are required for attendance. Uke it Up For the Kids Come join us for an hour of playing music at the library! If you like ukes, kids and silliness, you will have fun. Where Look for us in the back of the first floor which is the children's library. Parking is available in the library's underground garage (loop around and head North on 11th to find the entrance). You get two hours free with validation, which should cover the time required and we may have parking passes if needed. What you Need Don't forget your uke and a stand if you have it. Hard copies of our kids songbook will be provided. If you have kids' songs you think may work, feel free to bring copies of those and lead a song or two. Songbook Hard copies of the songbook will be provided at the event but if you’d like to preview and practice, click click the link below to download the PDF. Link to PDF -> Hau'oli Strummers Songbook Kids (http://files.meetup.com/1618566/Hau%60oli%20Strummers%20Songbook%20Kids%20rev%201.01.pdf) SD Library volunteer procedures One-time group volunteer may simply sign a volunteer participation form on the day of their visit. Those who plan to volunteer more than once are required to complete the volunteer orientation and fingerprinting. This is a painless process and there are even fun perks that come with being an official volunteer. Here are the instructions for orientation and fingerprinting: To register for the one-hour volunteer orientation, go to: the Eventbrite website and search for “sdplvolunteers” or click the link below. You may attend an orientation at whichever location is convenient for you. Link to -> sdplvolunteers search on the Eventbrite website (https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca--san-diego/sdplvolunteers/?crt=regular&slat=32.7157&slng=-117.1611&sort=best) To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, call Testing at[masked]. Please do this after attending the volunteer orientation, as applicants will need to bring the fingerprinting form that is provided at the orientation with them, along with picture ID. Appointments for fingerprinting can be made between the hours of 8:30-4:00pm Monday-Friday at the Personnel Department in the Civic Center Plaza. Questions? Comments? Contact Alexis if you have any questions or comments. Mahalo!

June Open Mic Night!

Offshore Tavern and Grill

Last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means... Open mic night! Come join us for our monthly night of sharing and caring. Play a song or two for the group and/or listen and cheer for your fellow Strummers. Remember, no memorization needed but you are welcome to learn your song by heart. And if you are nervous, rest assured this is the safest space for performance outside your bathroom or car. Indeed. Look for the sign up sheet floating around near the front of the room. Hope to see you there!

Past Events

Ukulele Tuesday Meetup

Offshore Tavern and Grill

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