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NEWS & EVENTS

This web page lists BUMS Inc jams and workshops, and other ukulele-related events which might interest our members. Please also check Jams About Town for a list of local ukulele groups holding jams in and near Brisbane. To get all the latest BUMS news straight in your inbox sign up for our newsletter here http://eepurl.com/gdWF2P


2021

To keep our ukulele community safe during the pandemic, BUMS Inc is conducting jams in line with current guidelines from the Federal Government. Download a PDF copy of BUMS COVID-19 Operating Guidelines V2 if you plan to attend jams or gather with friends to play ukulele.

You are now required to check in to the venue where the jam is being held using the Check In Queensland App. Find out why, where to get it and how to use it here https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld.
BUMS Inc are still using Trybooking to monitor room capacities in line with our COVID-safe plan. So our friendly greeters will also check you off our jam door list as you enter the room.

UPDATE 20/08/2021: In line with Qld Health Roadmap to easing restrictions – Stage 2 , BUMS Inc is holding events and jams with the following mask protocols.

    • Please wear your mask when entering, exiting, chatting or moving around at the jam unless you have a lawful reason not to.
    • Masks can be removed when seated 1.5m apart, and while eating or drinking. You must be seated to eat and drink.
    • Set leaders will remove their mask while performing.

We encourage you to keep strumming as playing music is proven moral booster! Please consider supporting the ukulele teachers in our BUMS community by taking individual lessons or joining an online course.

All BUMS jam tickets available through Trybooking BUMS Event page . 


SEPTEMBER 2021

A ticket is required to attend ALL jams and workshops. All tickets through Trybooking on our events page www.trybooking.com/eventlist/bums. BUMS Inc Financial Members received their promocodes for tickets and discounts for workshops via email on 23 August 2021. Tips on using the promocode in Trybooking to get your ticket for FREE.

Check the latest COVID directives for BUMS Inc events and jams.

There are NO beginner classes before any jams while we are social distancing.

COORPAROO JAM
Join Max and set leaders Mick, Steve & Cath, Charmaine & Friends, Ian Phillips, and Miss Elm to jam along, real time, to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite. Bring some change for the Campfire Buddies Raffle. Lucky Door and Best Mask prizes! Bar open. Ring CBC to see if kitchen will be open.
WHERE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
DATE: Wednesday 1 September 2021
TIME: Jam starts 7:00 pm
TICKETS: via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

WORKSHOP – STREET SMART MUSIC THEORY
Mick Angeles. “Street-Smart” Music Theory builds on a layman’s understanding of scales to build understanding of chord construction. This workshop will enlighten you to the mysteries of creating and identifying chords and chord diagrams. More details in this post
WHERE: Zillmere Community Hall 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere, Brisbane, QLD 4034
DATE: Saturday 4 September 2021
TIME: Workshop 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
TICKETS: $20 via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS SAVE 50% use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

WESTSIDE JAM
Its our 7th Birthday! Join Sue & Peter with guest set leaders Angela McGrath and David Pedler, for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Nice conference room, great aircon, good café open from 9:00am. No food at the jam so meet your friends in the café for a catch up and morning tea or lunch.
WHERE: Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
DATE: Wednesday 8 September 2021
TIME: Jam starts 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join Sue and Peter for morning tea before the jam.
TICKETS: via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

FERNY GROVE JAM
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.
WHERE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
DATE: Wednesday 15 September 2021
TIME: Jam starts 7:00 pm
TICKETS: via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

CANCELLED – OPEN MIC – CAMP HILLS BOWLO 18th September 2021

WHERE: The Hill (Camp Hills Bowls Club), 150 Ferguson Road, Camp Hill QLD 4152
DATE: 18th September 2021
TIME: From 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP – SO YOU’VE GOT A UKE. NOW WHAT?
Donna Farrell teaches this workshop is designed for complete beginners or for those who know a little but would like to go over the basics again. Find out what you’ll learn and what to bring in this post.
WHERE: Zillmere Community Hall 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere, Brisbane, QLD 4034
NEW DATE: Saturday 25 September 2021
TIME: Workshop 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
TICKETS: $20 via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS SAVE 50% use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

WORKSHOP – STRUMMIN’ THE BEAT 
Derek Farrell leads this workshop for people wishing to add colour and interest to their playing by enhancing their strumming techniques. Find out what you’ll learn and what to bring in this post.
WHERE: Zillmere Community Hall 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere, Brisbane, QLD 4034
NEW DATE: Saturday 25 September 2021
TIME: Workshop 3:00 pm – 4:00pm
TICKETS: $20 via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS SAVE 50% use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.

NORTHSIDE JAM
Join Andrew, Peter and Septembers set leaders Entropics (John Low, Jill Gold and Les Briant), Andrew Hunt, and finally Mick Angeles, Chris Slater and Peter Grace. Play along songs will be Catch my disease – Caroline Haig (second airing, first time in August) and I Should Have Known Better – Spare Parts. The video and song sheet are only available to members in our BUMS Online Private Facebook group. Get more details here. No food on sale. Bar open.
WHERE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road Wavell Heights, Qld, 4012
DATE: Tuesday 28 September 2021
TIME: Jam starts 7:00 pm
TICKETS: via Trybooking from Wed 25 August. Financial BUMS use promo-code received Mon 23 August via email.
A ticketed COVID-Safe jam.


 

ARCHIVE BUMS ONLINE JAMS

Big Uke Jam Online #19 

https://fb.watch/3SXapDPPV5/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. We were so disappointed that Westside and Ferny Grove had to be cancelled so lets jam at home mask free! Last online Jam until BUMS Online switches to current financial members only. Read more about that here.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 20 January 2021 TIME: 7:00 to 8:30pm

Big Uke Jam Online #18 – Christmas Jam
https://www.facebook.com/100003810637722/videos/2258001104336889/ and part 2 after technical issues https://fb.watch/3SXzK_z89U/
Our last event for 2020. Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. It’s Christmas! Lots of festive fun featuring Cath Mc Court, Spare Parts, Salli Chmura & Geoff Dancer, Duo-Ver (Adrian Board & Amanda Allwood), Mick Angeles & Marg Monaghan with MC Max Borchardt.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Friday 18 December 2020 TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online #17 – Summer
https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele/videos/3497658053650717/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Streamed LIVE, pre-recorded sets with a Summer theme from Cath McCourt, Spare Parts, Donna & Derek Farrell and more. MCs Andrew & Sylvia Hunt.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Friday 4 December
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online #16 – Best of BUMS Online

Streamed LIVE, pre-recorded sets. Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. We asked all our set leaders to choose their favourite song from the last seven months. Lots of variety and styles! Join MC Max Borchardt and 15 of our set leaders. Andrew performs your requests LIVE afterwards.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Friday 13 November (New Night)
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Shorter Jam)

Big Uke Jam Online #15 Halloween Jam!
https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele/videos/392945968743244/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Streamed LIVE, pre-recorded sets with a Halloween theme from Mick Angeles, Adrian Board, Cath McCourt, Spare Parts, The Ukey Beats, and Zoe Watson. MCs Andrew & Sylvia Hunt.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group- Look for the scheduled Live Feed.
DATE: Friday 23 October
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online #14
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join MC Max Borchardt and set leaders Graham Hall, Steve Sandilands, ADSPRHM (Ang & Dave Mc Grath, Peter &Sue Sercombe, Rowena & Hans Braaksma, Marg Skov) and Spare Parts.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 7 October TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online #13 The Pirate Jam!
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Featuring live sets from Paul Morris, Peter Grace & Andrew Hunt. Video sets from Cath McCourt, Spare Parts, Salli Chmura & Geoff Dancer, and Blair Marks with a nautical theme. To end the night an AAAARRR- rated set of Pirate songs with a rascally crew of BUMS to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 16 September TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Big Uke Jam Online #12
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join Graham Hall, Spare Parts, Zoe Watson, Rowena & Hans Braaksma, Mick Angeles & Marg Monaghan with MC Max Borchardt.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele/videos/906368369854375
DATE: Wednesday 2 September TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 11
Link to come when scheduled
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join our MCs Sylvia and Andrew Hunt with Linda Gough and Paul Morris playing LIVE from the BUMS bunker.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 19 August TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 10
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUMSmembers/permalink/756620595164572/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join our MC Max Borchardt, and set leaders Sue & Peter Sercombe with Ian Phillips, Adrian Board with his special guest Amanda Allwood, the Ukey Beats, Cath Mc Court, Salli Chmura & Geoff Dancer, and Caroline Haig with her son Andrew.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group-https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUMSmembers/.
DATE: Wednesday 5 August TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 9
This is something a bit different! Linda Gough and Paul Morris (Ferny Grove Jam Leaders) will be jamming three sets LIVE from the BUMS Bunker (Andrews Lounge Room) with a couple of guests in the breaks.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group-
DATE: Wednesday 15 July TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 8
https://www.facebook.com/events/281905909836792/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join our MC Max Borchardt, with Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts, David Hethorn, David Pedler &Lyn Lucas, Caroline Haig, Adrian Board, and Spare Parts.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group-https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUMSmembers/. Go to EVENTS.
DATE: Wednesday 1 July TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 7
https://www.facebook.com/events/349754989335599/. Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 17 June TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 6
https://www.facebook.com/events/681328185984392/
Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only. Join our MC Max Borchardt, with The Ukulele Saints, Sue & Peter Sercombe, Rowena and Hans Braaksma, and Cath McCourt. Rounding out the night is Steve Sandilands with an Open Mic.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 3 June TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 5
https://www.facebook.com/events/939899756446351/
We have a BIG BUMS lineup for you! Join Max Borchardt, Steve Sandilands with Cath McCourt, Adrian Board, Donna & Derek Farrell, and Blair Marks. Andrew & Sylvia Hunt are keeping the jam rolling and scrolling. Andrew is taking requests for a couple of songs live after the jam. Exclusive to BUMS members who have joined BUMS Online only.
WHERE: BUMS Online Private Facebook Group
DATE: Wednesday 20 May TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 4
https://www.facebook.com/events/258413005520212/
DATE: Wednesday 6 May TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 3
https://www.facebook.com/events/372268600325160/. An extra one as there are 5 Wednesdays in April!
DATE: Wednesday 29 April TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

ANZAC DAY – Service and Musical Tribute
https://www.facebook.com/events/171293650595102/
DATE: Saturday 25 April TIME: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Big Uke Jam Online 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/260162118347837/
DATE: Wednesday 15 April TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

REPLAY – Inaugural Big Uke Jam Online
https://www.facebook.com/events/148866639864581
DATE: Wednesday 8 April TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Big Uke Jam Online 1
No replay available.
DATE: Wednesday 1 April TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Start of Covid Restrictions