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Warm up and get your strum on for these jams.

  • Last Tuesday 30 October – BUMS Northside Jam (Wavell Heights)
  • Sunday 4 – Samual Grays Jam (Albany Creek) FREE
  • Wednesday 7 – Big Uke Jam (Coorparoo)
  • Friday 9 – WE BUMS Jam  (West End)
  • Wednesday 14 – BUMS Daytime Jam (Toowong)
  • Sunday 18 – The Scratch Jam (Milton)
  • Tuesday 20 – Tutus Jam (Toowong) FREE
  • Wednesday 21 – Ferny Grove Beginners Jam
  • Tuesday 27 – Northside Jam (Wavell Heights)

Date Claimers

Save these dates ...

  • 9-11 November – 2018 AWSUM Ukulele Jam (Agnes Waters, QLD)
  • Saturday 10 November – PA Workshop Day
  • Saturday 10 November – Performance Gear Test & Tag
  • 16-18 November – Deni Uke Muster (Deniliquin, NSW)
  • Wednesday 5 December – Jingle BUMS (Coorparoo)
  • Wednesday 12 December – Toowong Christmas Jam
  • Wednesday 19 December – Northside Xmas Spectacular (Ferny Grove)

Audio System Setup

Don't just ride the sound wave ... be on the crest, and learn from the best!
Blair's extensive technical expertise is essential to the success of our Coorparoo jams. But we need you! In November, Blair is offering a BUMS audio system workshop to train a team to help assemble, operate and pack up the Coorparoo Jam sound system. To find out more go to the BUMS website.

Get for your FREE ticket from Trybooking.

BFG Uke Opera @ Northside

Following their tremendous success in Newcastle, the BFG will perform at the Northside Jam on 30 October. Between sets 1 and 2, at no extra charge, we'll see the BFG Uke Opera's special repeat 30-minute performance of their Newkulele Festival item. Yes, it’s the 5th Tuesday of October rather than our regular fourth Tuesday!

A Few Chords from the President

October's been a busy month, with a Ukulele Cabaret, workshops from visiting celebrities, several public performances from BUMS bands, three festivals to attend (Glen Alpin, Newcastle and Bulimba), and a great dress rehearsal from the BUMS Festival Group (BFG) at Deception Bay, before their appearance at Newcastle's Newkulele Festival. It was a pleasure to be a part of it. Be sure to see it for yourself at the Northside jam venue on 30 October at Wavell Heights.

At Newkulele we formally launched promotion of the SPRUKE 2019 festival, which will be held at the Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre (SunPAC) on the weekend of 13, 14 and 15 September 2019. Some great acts have already been suggested, and with so much talent in Australia, there is no doubt we will be truly entertained by a fine line up of gifted ukulele performers. Save the date!
Be prepared too for a busy line up of workshops for the start of next year. Our Events Coordinator has much to announce over the next few months, and great discounts will apply for BUMS members.

Last of all be ready for the BUMS Christmas Jams at Coorparoo on the 5 December, Toowong on the 12 December and combined Northside celebration at Ferny Grove on 19 December. Remember to wear a suitable costume to win best dressed!

I hope you enjoy our second jam feature ... the TOOWONG DAYTIME JAM!

Toowong Jam Feature

Toowong has been our most popular daytime jam for four years. In 2014 Sue and Peter Sercombe started the BUMS daytime jam. They celebrated the jams fourth birthday. Here's what Geoff Dancer says about the Toowong jam.
Last month's events and workshops included:

Totally Insane Launch Books

Donna and Derek Farrell helped launch the first two books in Neill Florence's historical narrative trilogy. Neill's a ukulele player too. He performs regularly with the Compton Gardens group, CHUMS, led by Donna and Derek. Find out more.

Ukes at the Winery

Despite inclement weather Dave and Angela McGrath hosted yet another fabulously successful Ukes at the Winery at Glen Alpin. Here's how it unfolded.

Look what they did!

Our first BUMS Cabaret, the brain-child of President, Max Borchardt, was a roaring success. David Megarrity MCed the evening brilliantly as Tyrone. John Greenaway reports.

Spotlight on Hal's Workshop

If you love the Blues, I hope you made it to Hal Brolund's workshop on Saturday 13 October at the Coorparoo Bowls Club. Over 30 people turned up to learn how to dress up the 12 bar blues in style. Hal's structured and well-paced workshop had everyone experiencing success. Coady's view.

Spotlight on Russ' Workshop

Russ Copelin brought an energetic and fun-filled workshop all the way from Alaska. We learnt lots of subtle fretting and strumming techniques to improve our versatility. Find out what Coady thought.

Newkulele News

This year Brisbane sent its largest ever contingent of performing members to Newcastle. Newkulele was BUMS President, Max's first interstate festival Read his view of Newkulele.

REMEMBER, come to the BFG's uke opera on Tuesday 30 October at the Northside Jam.

Max Borchardt
Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc


Looking for a November ukulele adventure? More info.

Deni Uke Muster

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