BUMS retrn to the QPAC Green Jam 22 December

BUMS at QPAC Green Jam -22 December

We are thrilled to be have BUMS performing groups invited to return to QPAC’s famous Green Jam again this month. The BUMS line up for 2018 is NUMB BUMS, Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts and Four Drink Limit.

Wrap up your work week and kick start the Christmas weekend!  If you are going to see A Very Kransky Christmas  or Spirit of Christmas 2017 arrive early, chill out under the stars before your show and get in the festive mood. Catch up with friends on the lawn, drink in hand, cool breeze in the air and grab a bite from Green Jam Eats.

The Green Jam is a FREE event so perfect to bring all your friends and family. Close to public transport.

DATE: Friday 22 December

VENUE: Green Jam, Melbourne Street Green, QPAC.

TIME: 5:30- 9:30pm


Check out all the fun we had in 2017!

BUMS thanks ourSPRUKECrew with a BBQ on Saturday 18 November

Thank You BBQ for SPRUKE Crew

SPRUKE Crew Thank You BBQ

BUMS Inc wants to thank all of our wonderful SPRUKE Crew for their enthusiasm, energy and time. If you volunteered over the festival weekend you are invited!

Steak sandwiches are the fare, OR a couple of snags on bread.

DATE: Saturday 18 November 2017
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 12:30 pm

You must RSVP for catering. Be quick numbers are limited!

RSVP to Festival Director, Max Borchardt. Email mkborchardt@gmail.com or phone 0402 071 483 by Monday 13 November 2017 .

Drinks available at the bar.

Bring your uke, your pics and your stories!

Come to the AGM and find out what your society has done for its members in the last 12 months.

Nominations for 2017 Annual General Meeting

The Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Annual General Meeting is to be held Tuesday 31 October 2017, 6:30pm
Coorparoo RSL Club. More info here.

The following Nominations have been received for the 2017 BUMS Inc AGM.
President:                                                    Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Vice President: Amanda Allwood           Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Treasurer: Col Grant                                 Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Treasurer:                                  Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Secretary: Judy Matthews                        Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Secretary:                                   Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Media Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
IT Officer: Rob Carlyle                              Nominated by: John Henderson                   Seconded: Keryn Henderson
Properties Manager:                                  Nominated by:                                                  Seconded:
Gigmeister: John Henderson                   Nominated by: Keryn Henderson                Seconded: Rob Carlyle
Spruke Director: Max Borchardt             Nominated by: Judy Matthews                    Seconded: Col Grant
Events Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                 Seconded:

Come along (with your uke) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 31 October, for refreshments and a song before the meeting fun begins!

RSVP to secretary@brisbaneukulele.com so we can cater for you and send you the AGM agenda and minutes.

All positions are declared vacant and nominations are always welcome. Nomination forms will be available on the night. (Nominees, nominators and seconders must be financial members of BUMS Inc for the 2017–2018 financial year.)

Take part and have your say in the direction of our society – fresh ideas are welcome!

AWSUM BEACH JAM weekend (3-5 November 2017)

AWSUM – Agnes Water Social Ukulele Musicians – is a well-established Ukulele club in Agnes Water & 1770 of Queensland, Australia.

AWSUM invite you to come & join them at their first annual
3 days of fun in the sun – AWSUM UKULELE BEACH JAM WEEKEND! (3-5 November 2017)

Agnes Water & 1770 is renowned for beautiful scenery, beaches, sunsets, national parks, walking trails, surfing, fishing & the friendliest community anywhere.

All levels of ukulele players are welcome. Check out their website for more information –


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For Ukulele Teachers & Leaders

Teaching ukulele or leading a uke group? Looking for guidance or inspiration? Excited to share your experiences with others?

Looking for exciting, affordable professional development to top off your school holiday experience?

Come to the annual AUTLA workshop day being offered from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday 29 September at the South Bank TAFE campus as part of SPRUKE 2017. Ukulele teachers, classroom teachers with an interest in ukulele, music teachers offering ukulele, and ukulele group, band or club leaders will benefit from the wealth of talent and experience that contributes to the workshop day’s fun and frivolity.

Ukulele Leader Group Therapy – ‘It happened to me!’

AUTLA Ukulele Teachers & Leaders Sharing & Support Day

The Australian Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association Incorporated supports and promotes the teaching of ukulele in the community, and as a part of school music programs. Check out the aims of AUTLA on the website at www.autla.org.au.  At SPRUKE 2017, AUTLA will provide a forum for ukulele teachers and leaders to discuss and share information about community and school ukulele groups, to play music together, and to have some serious fun! The day’s activities culminate in the 2017 AUTLA Inc Annual General Meeting at 4:10 pm.

Download the program for Ukulele Leader Group Therapy – ‘It happened to me!’ (PDF 475 KB)

Registration: $50 ($40 for members) Register for the day-long workshop with PayPal from the link on the AUTLA webpage at www.autla.org.au

Queensland teachers who would like a PD certificate for the workshop day, please contact Keryn Henderson, SPRUKE 2017 Festival Secretary, via festival@spruke.net.au.

Email: autla.inc@gmail.com     Website: http://www.autla.org.au    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUTLAINFO/

Proudly supported by BUMS Inc and SPRUKE 2017.

CHUMS in Concert – 6 June

Support a worthy cause. See CHUMS in concert at 2:00 pm, Sunday 4 June, at Compton Gardens Retirement Village, Aspley.

The amazing Compton Gardens ukulele group (Compton Happy Ukulele Musicians), led by Donna and Derek Farrell, is holding a highly entertaining one-hour concert, and hosting a delicious afternoon tea, to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research.

Venue: Compton Gardens Retirement Village
97 Albany Creek Rd, Aspley QLD 4034
Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Compton+Gardens+Retirement+Community

Date & Time: Sunday 4 June 2017
Concert starts at 2:00 pm. Afternoon tea 3:00 pm.

Entry: $5 per person, with proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Research.





BUMS welcome the Pacific Jewel and Ukulele Cruisers

BUMS welcomed Ukulele Cruisers

Over 100 Ukesters arrived in Brisbane on Wednesday 31 May aboard the Pacific Jewel with the “2017 Ukulele Cruise Along”.

BUMS members welcomed them and gave ’em a taste of typical Brissie hospitality. Media Manager, Jo Kunde, orchestrated the social event to engage our adventurous, friendly BUMS with the cruising ukulele enthusiasts.

The Pacific Jewel docked at Fishermans Island and the itinerary for the morning  included meeting the cruiser group at ANZAC Square, escorting them to Southbank, sharing a sausage sizzle BBQ and a jam or two.

The group chatted live with 612ABC  radio’s Terri Begley at ANZAC Square, and played ‘Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again’ for the Morning Program.

Radio 612ABC recording BUMS playing ‘Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again’ at ANZAC Square.

At Southbank Parklands our visitors also had a photo shoot at the iconic Brisbane sign, and checked out the Maroon Festival for State of Origin- Game 1.

Friendly BUMS assembled to welcome the cruising uke enthusiasts.





Music Trivia – 20 May

Hawaiian-themed Fundraiser

If you are into music trivia Redlands Ukulele Festival are running a Hawaiian-themed trivia night fundraiser on Saturday 20 May 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Binary Music Studio 48 Bloomfield St Cleveland.

Everyone is welcome to come along for a fun night with entertainment, games, competitions and raffles.

Tickets $10 each. Bring a plate to share. Enter the Hula Competition.

Bookings are available online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trivia-night-hawaiian-theme-tickets-34464575473 or call Binary Music on 07 3488 2230.


Redlands Ukulele Festival

Join the fun, 10 & 11 June 2017,  Cleveland CBD.

This year’s festival will be bigger and brighter than ever! It’s suitable for all ages. Venues include Binary Music Studio, La Bella Cafe and Cleveland State School Hall. Enjoy ukulele workshops, concerts and general jams right across the weekend.

Ryo Montgomery

Ryo Montgomery from Cairns, Tom Richter & Maleny Ukulele from the Sunshine Coast, and Georgie Taylor from Redlands will be performing in addition to many talented local performers and groups like our very own A Hint of Rosemary, Anything Goes, Adrian Board, and Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts.

Saturday’s jam packed. Join us at 7:00 am with “Toast and Jam”, a breakfast ukulele sing and strum at the Coffee Club in Middle Street. Amble down to the “Big Uke Jam” in the Binary Music Studio with special guests from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Then lunch with special guests at the La Bella Café open mic between 12:00  and 2:00 pm. Follow up with an afternoon workshop at Binary Music Studio between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. And finally enjoy dinner with special guests at the Sands Hotel open mic and special guests in Middle Street between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Check out the Sunday program on the festival website: www.redlandsukulelefestival.com.au

Download the flyer and pass it on to your ukulele group.

Check out the parking options or download the complete map. Cleveland CBD Map