Kids SPRUKE Contest

Your students are awesome! See them shine!

As part of SPRUKE 2017, BUMS Inc is running a music competition
to motivate primary students, and give them a purpose for practice.

This music contest is supported with curriculum materials and professional development aligned with the new Australian Music Curriculum.

Visit our Kids SPRUKE website to find out more. Download the entry pack.

View the curriculum materials on the Kids SPRUKE resources web page.

Book your spot for the Binary Music professional development to support contest entrants.

20 June 2017, 4:30 pm Binary Studio, 11/48 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Ph: Karen & Len Henderson on 07 3488 2230

REGISTER for the UKE’N MAKE MUSIC CONTEST by 31 July 2017.

Generously supported by:

Major Contest Sponsor

and prize donors














Join the SPRUKE Crew

Volunteering at SPRUKE is terrific fun. Join one of our SPRUKE Crew volunteer teams by visiting the SPRUKE website and filling in the online form.

Marg, Jo, Keryn, Chrissy and Marg volunteering in the Box Office at SPRUKE 2015.

1. Festival Precinct Team: Setup and packup popups and marquees;Erect and take down signage; Roving guide to direct festival-goers; Gophers

2. Festival Markets Team: SPRUKE Merchandise sales; Performer merchandise sales; iSPRUKE information desk; Raffle ticket sales

3. Stage Teams: MC; Green room attendant; Box office; Ushers; Stage hand; Sound; Lighting

4. Workshops Teams: Workshop room host; Door staff (attendance records and ticket sales)

5. Open offer: Tell us what you’re good at, or let us know if you’re happy to do just about anything.




Uke’n Parody Contest

Have you got your entry in? Closes at midnight on Thursday 17 August 2017.

If uke’n compose poetry or write songs get started now!

Entrants can win CA$H prizes!

Enter the SPRUKE 2017 parody songwriting contest being run by the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc.

Write an original parody song, upload a video of you performing the song to YouTube, and complete with your $10 entry fee.

We have two prizes up for grabs: The Judge’s Choice and The People’s Choice.

Winners will be announced at the Morris Brothers Festival Finale Concert at SPRUKE 2017 Sunday 1 October 2017, and afterwards here on the website and facebook@SprukeFestival.

Read the contest description, terms and conditions, declaration and media release consent, and privacy statement for all the details. Check out these tips to get your entry ready.

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SPRUKE 2017 May News

Support SPRUKEBrisbane’s Ukulele Festival in 2017.

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Write a parody for our songwriting contest

Kyas is comingUkulele Russ is coming

Sorry, it’s not quite time to book your tickets, but you should book your accommodation!

Or, if you live in town … offer to Billet.


SPRUKE Headliners

Headline acts announced!

Excitement’s rife! BUMS Inc is thrilled to announce our international headline acts.

Find out more about the Japanese Ukulele Virtuoso and The Wild Man of Uke
who will kick off SPRUKE 2017 at the opening night concert on Friday 29 September.

These renown international artists will top a fabulous line-up of home-grown uke-stars still to be announced.

A Parody poem “The Headline Acts for SPRUKE”

Max Borchardt, SPRUKE 2017 Festival Director, and our resident wordsmith has penned a parody poem in honour of our big announcements this week.

If you’ve never heard of parodies before, they are comedic imitations of someone else’s work, usually paying respect to them. We know parody is the sincerest form of flattery so enjoy Max’s parody poem “The Headline Acts for SPRUKE” inspired by Henry Lawsons’ Captain of the Push…. and stay tuned, there’s more parody news to come.