News & events for October 2019.
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Warm up and get your strum on for these jams.

  • Wednesday 2 – Big Uke Jam (Coorparoo)
  • Friday 11 – WE BUMS Jam  (West End)
  • Wednesday 9 – BUMS Daytime Jam (Toowong)
  • Tuesday 15 – TUTUs Jam (Toowong) FREE
  • Wednesday 16 – Ferny Grove Jam (Ferny Grove)
  • Sunday 20 – Scratch Jam (Milton) FREE
  • Tuesday 22 – BUMS Northside Jam (Wavell Heights)

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An AGM with a Difference

2019 AGM Jam Sandwich will be the biggest and best AGM yet, and there's exciting times ahead. Consider nominating to be part of the 2019-2020 management committee leading us into the next decade of Brisbane ukulele. Nomination forms and more details available on the BUMS Inc website.

Disco Funk Ukulele Workshop

'Tom the Pom' Harding is serious about making music making fun. On tour in Queensland during October,Tom is offering this exclusive event just for BUMS in Brisbane. Find out all the details of his Disco Funk Ukulele Workshop.

Be a Performing BUM

With SPRUKE done and dusted, it's a good time to join a BUMS band. Don't wait to be invited ... all financial BUMS Inc members are entitled to join one of our community bands. If you're still at school, you can join the Free Range chUKES that practice at Corinda. Find out more.

Redlands Open & Mic Uke Jam

The Open Mic & Uke Jam is back at Redlands Modern Country Music Club on the 27 October from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. Click here for more details, or email Steve at  

Ukulele Rockers

The lovely Erin Harrington is running Ukulele Rockers again in October on the northside. For more details, visit the Miss Elm website or click here.

A Few Chords from the President

Well, what a fabulous year! This will be my last piece as President. The AGM awaits and a new president is to be elected. It's been an exciting year with activities every month worthy of an organisation like BUMS.

We've had workshops, competitions, celebrations, and SPRUKE. Performers and educators have passed through our jams. We have hosted and welcomed performers from across the country and around the globe.

It behooves me to thank a great committee, Amanda Allwood - Vice President, Col Grant - Treasurer, Keryn Henderson - Assistant Treasurer, Judy Matthews - Secretary, Jo Kunde - Media Manager, Geoff Dancer - Events Manager, Blair Marks & Andrew Hunt - Properties Managers, Rob Carlyle - IT Officer, John Henderson - Gigmeister, and Dave Charles - Festival Director. Special thanks to Jo Kunde, Blair Marks, Geoff Dancer and Keryn Henderson for services above and beyond.

It’s been a great year, for sure, but it’s not over yet folks. We have one more gig on offer, with Tom the Pom (Tom Harding) coming through Brisbane on his Queensland tour, offering a “Disco Funk Ukulele & Cheeky Song with Bassline & Show” on Friday 18 October 2019. At $10 for members ... it's a steal. Keep an eye out for that email with your discount promo code.

That’s about it from me. See you all at the AGM where we hand over the reins to a new committee.

Max Borchardt
President, Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc

SPRUKE 2019 Wrap-up

SPRUKE 2019 was Brisbane’s fifth ukulele festival. A festival with international, national and local talent. A festival for all, for schools, for beginners, and for ukulele players of all standards, seeking to step up and play, or to step up their playing. SPRUKE 2019 was the last BUMS festival for this decade, and we wanted it to be the best.  Visit the SPRUKE website to find out more, and see who won our raffles, contests and competitions.
Missed out on a Tshirt ... get them from the BUMS Bazaar.


Browns Plains Uke Jam

Earlier this year, BUMS long-time member, George Mroz, was nominated for a Logan City Council volunteer award for spreading the love of music through his uke jams and band performances. Find out more.

A Hint of Rosemary

A Hint of Rosemary emerged when a group from BUMS community band The CAGE got together to play popular music from the 50s to the 70s. Find out more.

Lord Mayor's Seniors Concert Series

Each year the Brisbane City Council runs a free performance program for Brisbane's seniors. Fellow BUMS, Dave and Angela McGrath share their experiences with the program.
SPRUKE Mega Raffle tickets available at all major jams.
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