Another fabulous Jingle BUMS featuring many of our performing groups and members, and lots and lots of our favourite Christmas songs.
Free Range chUKES and The Cage started the night with a beautifully led set of I want a Hippo for Christmas, Silver Stars, War is Over.
It wouldn’t be Jingle BUMS without Jimmy Hooper’s clever Christmas rap. Jimmy also led the jam in A Blue Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and a rousing rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
With Blair we saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus, an absolute favourite with jammers. Then David delighted us with an easy to play, new addition to our Christmas repertoire – Christmas at Ground Zero.
Our newest BUMS community band, Just Flukey, became leading lights with Jingle Bell Rock, Feliz Navidad, and Rocking Around The Christmas Tree. A big congratulations to band leader Charmaine for the tremendous work she has done with the band this year. And a resounding round of applause for Daphne Bradshaw who has gone from ukulele bootcamp beginner in March, to shining star, singing lead in December.
Another new group, Spare Parts (includes familiar faces, Diane from The CAGE, Peter from NUMB BUMS and Len from Uketet), had us Deck the Shed with Bough of Wattle, and Run Run with Rudolph, before we dined on full 12 Days of Turkey.
There were prizes, prizes and more prizes – with our original performing BUMS, Bah Humbug, Phil McBride, taking out the most coveted prize of best Christmas hat, and bass man Ross Clark winning the weekend at Mount View Winery, Glen Aplin, generously donated by Dave and Angela McGrath.
We jammed with Adrian by Dreaming of a White Christmas. Our illustrious leader Max, led us in the beautiful Xmas ballad, Mary’s Boy Child, before poor Grandma’s unfortunate accident with the reindeer, and a fabulous Christmas melody parody.
To end the night, The Bottom Line made big come back, leading Let it Snow, Santa Baby and rounded out the evening with the aptly chosen Put A Little Love in your Heart.
A very big thank you to MC, Rob Carlyle for traffic control, Blair, Gary and David on sound, and The CAGE for catering and set up.