AUAS this week, next month and summer

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Aloha everyone! What a week coming up – our first tram ride/flashmob moment and our last 2010 Friday night front bar gig. Thank goodness summer is here and we’ll all be full of boundless energy! Won’t we….

Our final Limelight’s shaping up with all the energy of Cirque du Soleil and all the style of Honolulu’s Christmas Pageant.  It’s our last session for 2010 – do bring family and friends to share the celebration!  We’ll be raffling a Roughneck ukulele, handmade here in Adelaide by Wayne Shirlock – and generously donated by him! Tickets $2 and proceeds to AUAS.  A round of applause and gratitude to Wayne, please.

Tuesday 23 November AUAS Hits the Tracks!  Meet at the Gov at 7pm, we’ll catch the free tram out the front about 7.30pm, and play and sing our way to Victoria Square (all our classics and some Christmas tunes). We’ll descend on the Hilton to play a few more tunes (and have a drink), then ride back to the Gov.  It’s going to be a gloriously warm summer night. Yeeha!
Friday 26 November Front Bar Gig – come along for fun and bring friends and family, 8pm-ish
Sunday 28 November Semaphore Street Fair  onstage at 1pm. Please let me know if you can be part of this lively event.  We’ve a 40 minute set and it will include Flowers on the Wall, Under the Boardwalk, Jingle Bell Rock, Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Soul Sister, Honolulu Rock a Rolla, Bad Moon Rising, Bye Bye Love and probably one or two more. More details to follow. RSVP to get updates and final arrangements.
Tuesday 7 December Beginners and novices 7pm at the Gov. Last one ’til February!
Tuesday 7 December If you want to practice in your group (or make one) for Limelight, come down to the Gov on this night. Bring your own song sheets, or select from the song box.
Tuesday 14  December LIMELIGHT.  End of year shindig, party and performance

JANUARY
We take a break from formal proceedings. No beginners class this month. Then on 11, 18 and 25 January, it’s Ukulele Drop In Night in the front bar from 7pm. LOTS of you are asking for more chances to practice and work in small groups, so let’s try this format in January. Nothing formal, no set up, no mikes or leaders, just turn up with a song, make up your own small group and enjoy making music. Bring a few copies – could be something new, could be something in the repertoire, something from the song box or Richard G’s Ukulele Songbook.

FEBRUARY
Back to normal, but with a couple of special events and amendments. The first and third Tuesdays become Ukulele Drop In Nights – see above.  Richard T will run a session for beginners on the first Tuesday of the month, and a strumming and picking session on the third Tuesday.
Tuesday 23 February Special Guest: Jim D’Ville. AUAS is delighted to present a workshop by one of the uke world’s favourite players and instructors, Jim D’Ville from Oregon. At the Gov – more details in the New Year, but clear your diary now.
Sunday 28 February Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival  at 11am. Our first official gig for 2011 – please let me know if you want to be part of it and we’ll keep you posted

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