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EOFY MEMBERSHIP GIFT

It’s the end of the financial year and that usually means that it’s time to renew your BUMS Inc Membership. However we find ourselves in strange and discordant times, and so a decision was taken by your management committee, that all current memberships will be extended until 31 December.

One of the big perks of being a BUMS Financial Member is free entry into all of our jams and the eligibility to join one of our community bands. As social distancing and current Covid-19 restrictions are keeping us from gathering for jams and practices, the ways we interact with our community have changed for the near future, and BUMS mission is to help our members and community stay positive and connected.

This means ALL current financial members and extraordinary associate members will keep all the rights and privileges they currently hold even if we get back to jamming before the end of the year.

BUMS ONLINE

All BUMS members are invited to join our private Facebook group called, you guessed it, BUMS Online! The group has grown rapidly to support and help our members with all things ukulele including sharing songs, performances from home, discussions, reviews, tutorials, and our popular live-streaming jams. We currently have 295 members active online and there is lots happening!

We are up to our eighth Big Uke Jam Online on 1 July 2020. Jam #8 features sets from Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts, David Hethorn, David Pedler & Lyn Lucas, Caroline Haig, Adrian Board, and Spare Parts with Max Borchardt as MC.

If you use Facebook and have not yet joined BUMS Online come and check it out https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUMSmembers

If you are not a current financial member (Jul 2019- Dec 2020) you can join as an extraordinary associate member to be accepted into the BUMS Online Facebook Group. All you need to know HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: BUMS Online is a safe, supportive space for our community and is moderated. You MUST be either a current financial member OR an extraordinary associate member BEFORE being accepted as a member of the BUMS Online Group. Non-members will be declined. 

FINANCIAL MEMBERS PRIVILEGES

For those who have paid their dues current financial members (Jul 2019- Dec 2020) also still have
• The right to vote at general meetings. AGM scheduled for October 2020.
• To nominate for positions on the society’s management committee.
• Eligibility to be promoted on our ukulele performers and ukulele teachers web pages.
• Eligibility to sell your old uke via our website or social media when you upgrade your instrument.

RENEWALS IN 2021

The New Year will be a new start for BUMS. ALL memberships will be due for renewal and the extraordinary associate membership period will end.

The good news is that there will be a reduced fee of $25 for this Jan 2020 – Jul 2021 period.

Don’t worry we’ll let you know all about it in December. BUMS Membership would make a great Christmas gift!

Membership fees help BUMS Inc to

  • maintain our performance and audio visual equipment,
  • hire venues for jams,
  • offset the costs of concerts and workshops so members receive discounts,
  • and run our biennial ukulele festival, SPRUKE.

BUMS is planning to support our ukulele community and performers with some exciting events, concerts and workshops as soon as it is safe for us all to gather again.

Due to its success, the BUMS Online Members Group is expected to also continue and will become one of the perks of continuing BUMS membership.

I’m a BUM!

Financial BUMS save big on workshop and concert tickets!

Financial BUMS save big on workshop and concert tickets!

It’s great to be a member of Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc. Check out all the benefits of membership.

  • Free entry to all of our large monthly jams — Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside
  • Discounts at BUMS workshops and concerts
  • Discounts at supporting retail outlets on presentation of membership card.
  • Eligibility to join one of our community bands.
  • The right to vote at general meetings
  • The right to nominate positions on the society’s committees

Membership is $50 for the financial year. If you come to just 12 jams at either Coorparoo, Westside (Sinnamon Park), Ferny Grove or Northside (Wavell Heights) through the year you’ll save $10. If you go to every jam through the year (that’s 47 jams) you’ll save $185! Now add in what you $ave on workshop and concert tickets … Ka-ching!

Our hardworking committee plan a schedule of workshops and performances for all level of players, and members receive a discount.

The CAGE our largest Community Band

All of our members also have the opportunity to develop their playing and performance skills by joining one of our four community bands — Flukey, NUMB BUMS, The CAGE and Free Range chUKES.

Read more about our bands here.

BUMS Inc now offers associate membership to ukulele players under 18 years of age (i.e. primary and secondary school students). Find how your young uke star can become a little BUM.

Membership fees help us to maintain our performance and audio visual equipment, hire venues for jams, offer concerts and workshops, and run our biennial ukulele festival, SPRUKE.

It’s easy to join online, OR come see us at Coorparoo Jam, Westside Jam , Ferny Grove Jam and Northside Jam. Check the News & Events page to find out when the next jam is on near you.

HOW TO JOIN BUMS HERE

HOW TO RENEW YOUR BUMS MEMBERSHIP HERE

The end of the 2018-2019 financial year is on our doorstep … and BUMS Inc membership fees of $50 will be due on 1 July 2019.
Payment Options are described on

NEW MEMBERS

For new members … the bargain of the year is pay for the 2019-2020 financial year in May 2019 and get May & June free! Download the membership application form today. And visit our Membership Payments webpage for advice on how to pay.

What’s in it for you?

Membership fees are used to maintain our performance and jam audio visual gear, hire venues, offer jams, concerts and workshops, and run our biennial ukulele festival, SPRUKE.

And FOR YOU, it means …

  • Free entry to BUMS Inc monthly jams
  • Discounts at a range of BUMS Inc workshops and concerts – See the workshops coming up in May (baritone) and June (strumming, bluegrass) 2019.
  • The right to vote at general meetings, and to nominate for positions on the society’s management committee
  • Eligibility to be promoted on our ukulele performers and ukulele teachers web pages
  • Eligibility to sell your old uke via our website or social media when you upgrade your uke.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Please note that as incorporated body, our management committee has a legislated responsibility to keep accurate up-to-date membership records. Help us to get it right.

Please complete a BUMS Membership Renewal Form to confirm your contact details. If you renew by bank transfer, and email your renewal form to with your transaction record. Or, if you renew at a jam, fill in a renewal form at the members’ sign-in desk.

That right join BUMS Inc now and get 13 months for the price of 12.

Financial BUMS save big on workshop and concert tickets!

Financial BUMS save big on workshop and concert tickets!

It’s great to be a member of Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc. Check out all the benefits our members enjoy.

  • Free entry to all of our large monthly jams
  • Discounts at a range of workshops and concerts
  • Discounts at certain retail outlets [on presentation of membership card
  • The right to vote at general meetings
  • The right to nominate positions on the society’s committees
  • Eligibility to join one of our community bands.

Membership is $50 which takes you up to 30 June 2019. If you come to just 12 jams at either Coorparoo, Toowong, Ferny Grove or Northside through the year you’ll save $10. If you go to all 47 jams you’ll save $185! Now add in what you $ave on workshop and concert tickets….Ka-ching!

We have some great workshops and performances planned for the rest of 2018. Life After the Third Fret is on Saturday 30 June and financial members save 75% of the ticket price!

NUMB BUMS, Walk4BrainCancer

NUMB BUMS at Walk4BrainCancer, New Farm Park, 2017.

All of our members also have the opportunity to develop their playing and performance skills by joining one of our four community bands- Just Flukey, NUMBBUMS, The CAGE and Free Range chUKES.

Read more about our bands here.

BUMS Inc now offers associate membership to ukulele players under 18 years of age (i.e. primary and secondary school students). Find how your young uke star can become a little BUM.

Membership fees help us to maintain our performance and audio visual equipment, hire venues for jams, offer concerts and workshops, and run our biennial ukulele festival, SPRUKE.

Its easy to join online OR come see us at Coorparoo Jam (6 June), Toowong Jam (13 June), Ferny Grove Jam (20 June) and Northside Jam (26 June). More info about these jams here.

HOW TO JOIN BUMS HERE

EXISTING BUMS MEMBERS – IT’S TIME TO RENEW

Annual membership fees of $50 are due on 1 July 2018 for the 2018-2019 financial year.

As incorporated body, our management committee has a legislated responsibility to keep accurate up-to-date membership records. Please help us get it right.

Complete a BUMS Membership Renewal Form to confirm your contact details, and send it to  with your transaction record, or fill in a form at the members’ sign-in desk if you renew on a jam night.

HOW TO RENEW YOUR BUMS MEMBERSHIP HERE