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(NOTE: THIS MEETUP PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WE CURRENTLY HAVE OVER 30 MEMBERS IN UKESTRA AS OF 2024.) Click this sentence for membership info on our website.

Created in October 2011 by professional educator and musician Mike Loce.

As New Hampshire's original collaborative adult ukulele orchestra, the idea of this group is to create and foster a comfortable environment for exploring the sound this excellent instrument can provide. The Uke is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity; always a favorite, a low cost in a difficult economy is an additional incentive for music lovers. UKESTRA with Mike Loce™ is open to all ages.

Group members work to improve their playing via practice at club meetings and by preparing for performance opportunities. Along with ukulele, laughter is a common bond within the group.

There is no audition for Ukestra, but members are asked to have some playing and singing ability. Mike Loce is available for private lessons at his residence in Merrimack/Nashua to get up to speed before joining Ukestra.

The Ukestra is a members organization, with annual dues going toward maintenance of the website, arrangements, venues reservations, supplies and more.
This assumes an average two activities per month.

Paid members will receive expansive access to what the group offers , including a private email account for all Ukestra members featuring content and information not posted on this site. Also, performance opportunities and group events (potlucks, parties) are included in the yearly dues.

Interested people may visit an open rehearsal before joining to get a feel of how the group functions. A prior email to Mike is required. We currently practice at Nashua Public Library Theater for 2024.