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BUMS is back!

Wash your BUMS tee or Aloha shirt, grab your uke and get ready to jam live again! After a less than inspiring beginning to 2022 things are slowly improving (COVID wise) and BUMS members are getting back to playing together again.

A new jam and a new venue were announced in December, but here is a quick reminder to where and when you can join a jam. To celebrate our return to playing together live many of our jams have organised special treats for you!

CANCELLED 2 March – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite. Bar open.
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Unfortunately as a result of the recent flooding and damage from the ‘extreme rain event’ BUMS Inc has been advised by the SES and the Coorparoo police station that we should not go ahead with the jam. Fortunately CBC has not been damaged so fingers crossed for April.

9 March – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)m
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. To celebrate the return to jamming you could win one of three lucky door free coffee tickets. The café also has a great offer- delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with jam and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join Sue and Peter for morning tea 10 am before the jam.

16 March – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

22 March – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS.  Set leaders for March are Ian Phillips, Spare Parts and Andrew Hunt. There will be food available through Green Bowl Bistro from 5.30 to 7.30. Download Menu. Spare Parts will do a play-along song – Rollover Beethoven.
*New time* Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

25 March – Wynnum Jam ( 4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). Read the post about the new jam here.
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . Currently you can renew or join for $25 which covers you to 30 June 2022. A great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.

New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.

COVID Guidelines

LATEST NEWS: It’s masks still for Coorparoo Jam, but after 6pm Friday 4 March 2022 masks will still be recommended whenever you can’t social distance. So keep your distance folks!

We haven’t totally got back to the way things were pre-covid, so please keep these directives in mind.
The health and safety of our community is paramount. Please stay home if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, suspect you may have been infected with COVID-19 (including close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19) or been advised by health authorities to self-isolate

  • Be fully vaccinated (easiest way is proof via Check In QLD app)
  • Use the venue QR code to check in
  • Wear your mask on entering, setting up, chatting, walking around basically anytime when not seated. If your BUM leaves the seat put your mask on!
  • Maintain social distancing so chairs are set 1.5m away from each other

Use supplied sanitiser & wipes to

  • clean mics before and after use
  • wipe down any surfaces that have been touched e.g. fan switches, railings, cupboard handles etc.

If you have health issues and are vulnerable, please do not to attend events.

All the current directives can be found in this post COVID Safe Jams which is kept updated.


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