News Archives
2024
Northside jam switching to a Wednesday 18th April 2024
From May, the Northside jam at Geebung Bowls Club is switching from the 4th Tuesday to the 4th Wednesday of the month. The Events calendar on the website and in the Member Jungle already shows this change..
Plans are afoot to run the Newkulele Festival in October 2024. BUMS members have strong supporters of the Newcastle Ukulele Festival in the past, but everything got disrupted by COVID. The weekend of 19 October is the likely date. The Conservatorium the likely venue. More news as it comes to hand. Newcastle Ukulele Festival 5th March 2024
Plans are afoot to run the Newkulele Festival in October 2024. BUMS members have strong supporters of the Newcastle Ukulele Festival in the past, but everything got disrupted by COVID. The weekend of 19 October is the likely date. The Conservatorium the likely venue. More news as it comes to hand..
Managing jams in 2024 27th February 2024
This news was sent as an email to all financial members on 25 February 2024. It sets out our plans for 2024 and the needs we have to keep running jams each month. .
Sublime Ukelectics 11th February 2024
The Sublime Ukelectics is a BUMS community band that began in 2021. They had a great year in 2023 performing in their trademark lime green uniforms. They practice twice a month on Sundays at Corinda Primary School. There's nothing like practicing regularly with a friendly supportive group to improve your ukulele playing and performance skills..
Flat Lizard tomorrow 10th February 2024
Head on down to the Flat Lizard jam tomorrow, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. It’s a relaxed event sitting round a screen and playing along. The beer’s cold (as are the softies). Andrew Hunt will lead tomorrow in Blair’s absence. For more information, refer to our Events pages. https://www.brisbaneukulele.com/events .
2023
The Bony Mt Shufflers 17th October 2023
The Bony Mountain Festival (just the west of Warwick) happens in September every year. Mick Angeles and Marg Moynahan have been regulars there running a ukulele class. Their students start as novices and five days later they perform on stage. Here’s Marg’s report on the 2023 festival..
We Bums October 12th October 2023
35 players joined set leaders Cath, Simon, Les, and Paul for an atmospheric Jam at the Archive Brewery. .
Coorparoo Jam October 9th October 2023
Forty plus jammers enjoyed three sets of jam songs and two open mic spots. With performances by; Steve Sandilands, Simon Carter, Vic Kena, Rainey and the Norty Boyz, Jim Bills, and Spare Parts. .
There was a terrific roll up to BUMS Westside's ninth birthday celebration. Rowena and Hans came down from Elliott Heads especially to help us all celebrate and lead a set. We also had 5 uke players from N.Z. who, after hearing about BUMS Westside, came along to deliver 2 songs at open mic. Unbeknown to them an extra 6 relatives turned up at the 1st break, some who hadn’t seen their family for 4 years.
Lots of happy tears and not a crumb of cake left!!!
Bums Westside Celebrate 9 Years 17th September 2023
There was a terrific roll up to BUMS Westside's ninth birthday celebration. Rowena and Hans came down from Elliott Heads especially to help us all celebrate and lead a set. We also had 5 uke players from N.Z. who, after hearing about BUMS Westside, came along to deliver 2 songs at open mic. Unbeknown to them an extra 6 relatives turned up at the 1st break, some who hadn’t seen their family for 4 years. Lots of happy tears and not a crumb of cake left!!! .
BUMS member Len Farina was enjoying a break last weekend on Bribie Island with his partner Marion. Strolling along the Bongaree waterfront he heard the melodic tones of the ukulele and discovered the Bribie Jamming’ Music Festival. BUMS were on show with Cath McCourt leading a jam and Salli Chmura, Geoff Dancer and Les Briant displaying their talents with open mic performances. You just can’t keep a good BUM down!
Bribie Jammin' Music Festival 10th September 2023
BUMS member Len Farina was enjoying a break last weekend on Bribie Island with his partner Marion. Strolling along the Bongaree waterfront he heard the melodic tones of the ukulele and discovered the Bribie Jamming’ Music Festival. BUMS were on show with Cath McCourt leading a jam and Salli Chmura, Geoff Dancer and Les Briant displaying their talents with open mic performances. You just can’t keep a good BUM down! .
Happy birthday ukulele 25th August 2023
Did you know that this week is the birthday of the ukulele?.
The BUMS Inc Annual General Meeting for 2022-23 was held at Coorparoo Bowls Club on 20 August 2023. Here's all the news that came out of the meeting. BUMS Inc AGM Outcomes 24th August 2023
The BUMS Inc Annual General Meeting for 2022-23 was held at Coorparoo Bowls Club on 20 August 2023. Here's all the news that came out of the meeting..
Flying with a musical instrument can be a challenge. Ukuleles may be relatively small but an instrument in a hard case is going to be bulky and get you embroiled in the airline’s regulations. Have Uke Will Fly 1st May 2023
Flying with a musical instrument can be a challenge. Ukuleles may be relatively small but an instrument in a hard case is going to be bulky and get you embroiled in the airline’s regulations. .
Jams at Westside, WE BUMS, Ferny Grove, Geebung and East Side have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam are listed below. Jam's in May 1st May 2023
Jams at Westside, WE BUMS, Ferny Grove, Geebung and East Side have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam are listed below..
From Peter Grace, Secretary BUMS Inc
My brother recently had a stroke and I’ve been reading a lot about neuroplasticity – how the brain recovers from injury or damage. One book specifically explored the relationship of music and our brains. Jams And Togetherness 1st May 2023
From Peter Grace, Secretary BUMS Inc My brother recently had a stroke and I’ve been reading a lot about neuroplasticity – how the brain recovers from injury or damage. One book specifically explored the relationship of music and our brains..
The SPRUKE festival run by Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS Inc) in June 2022 was a spectacular success. Taking over King George Square in the centre of Brisbane was an inspired choice. Spruke Update 2023 1st May 2023
The SPRUKE festival run by Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS Inc) in June 2022 was a spectacular success. Taking over King George Square in the centre of Brisbane was an inspired choice..
We now have a new home for the 2nd Sunday of the month jam. The Scratch Bar in Milton closed in January. Organisers Andrew Hunt and Blair Marks have found a craft brewery in Stafford for future jams – Flat Lizard Brewing. The April jam will be on Sunday 16 March (not Easter Sunday) from 12.30 to 2.30pm. The bar will be open (of course). The brewery organises food trucks for snacks and meals in the late afternoon. Sunday Jam at Flat Lizard Brewing 12th April 2023
We now have a new home for the 2nd Sunday of the month jam. The Scratch Bar in Milton closed in January. Organisers Andrew Hunt and Blair Marks have found a craft brewery in Stafford for future jams – Flat Lizard Brewing. The April jam will be on Sunday 16 March (not Easter Sunday) from 12.30 to 2.30pm. The bar will be open (of course). The brewery organises food trucks for snacks and meals in the late afternoon..
You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more.
Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more. Download our New Mobile App 20th March 2023
You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more. Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more..
The March WE BUMS Jam was a resounding success. The jam is at the Archive Beer Boutique, at 100 Boundary Street, West End. It’s a 2-storey building directly opposite the Boundary Hotel and opposite the junction with Jane Street. WEBUMS is Back! 22nd February 2023
The March WE BUMS Jam was a resounding success. The jam is at the Archive Beer Boutique, at 100 Boundary Street, West End. It’s a 2-storey building directly opposite the Boundary Hotel and opposite the junction with Jane Street..