Come and try a BUMS community band

NUMB BUMS is looking for new members. We are back playing together in a COVID-safe manner at the Zillmere Hall on Monday evenings. If you would like to ‘come and try’ a night at NUMB BUMS contact John Low on  0421 080 914 or email: or John Henderson on 0409 892 937 or email

Remember, BUMS Inc community band members must be financial members of BUMS Inc.

Community bands

BUMS Inc supports a number of community bands whose aims are to:

  • foster personal development of singing, playing and performing with the ukulele,
  • promote the ukulele in the community, and
  • have fun.

NUMB BUMS is based on the northside of Brisbane (that’s what the N stands for). We meet at Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Road Zillmere, on a Monday evenings (except public holidays) from 6:45 ’till 9:00 pm.  The number of players in the group typically varies between 12 to 20. Our practices comply with BUMS and Brisbane City Council COVID-19 guidelines.

We develop our performance skills playing gigs for charities, aged care, churches and festivals. In the past, we have put together special performances and played at ukulele festivals such as SPRUKE, Newkulele and Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately, this year, gigs have been few and far between but perhaps things will pick up for Christmas – usually a busy time for us.

A typical practice night may include a warm-up for our singing voices, an open mic, practice of established and developing songs, a skills workshop and a warm down song.  For more information, check out