History Making FREE Concert in Historic Setting
Come and support the children at the inaugral Ukefest FREE Concert. Years 4-6 students from across South East Queensland have worked hard to prepare for the concert at the end of the Ukefest workshop day.
Monday 12 September 2016
Old Queensland Museum, 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
About 200 children will gather with their ukuleles to play, create, perform and workshop together for Ukefest, under the guidance of renown music composer, Nathan Cahill from Bundaberg. The event’s been so popular that a further 300 children will duplicate the workshop day at Eagle Junction State School on Tuesday 13 September. During the schools’ third term, these primary school students, under the tutelage of their school music teachers, have worked up 5 pieces to be performed at the free concert.
Major sponsors, Morris Brothers Music Store and Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc have been instrumental in bringing this festival together.
BUMS Inc President, and key organiser of this event, music teacher Ian Phillips, is excited to see this event taking place for the first time. “We hope to run it in future years, and where possible make it a part of the greater SPRUKE Festival, held every two years in Brisbane,” he said. Ian Phillips is an advocate for the versatile ukulele. “I believe it is the ideal instrument for schools. It promotes not only musicality skills in singing, theory, harmonising, and rhythmical ability but promotes inclusivity to all ages for both young and old.”