Youth Triumphs at UkeFest

Inaugural UkeFest a resounding success!

Over 200 children with ukuleles in tow, gathered for the inaugural Ukefest on Monday 12 September at the Old Queensland Museum in Bowen Hills, Brisbane.  At the all day workshop they played, created, practiced to prepare a repertoire of five pieces fot the Ukefest finale concert. The students studied under the guidance of renown music composer, Nathan Cahill from Bundaberg and their classroom music teachers. A duplicate event was held at Eagle Junction State School with 300 children.

That’s an amazing number of kids for the first ever UkeFest! And to get them all playing in time in a day is an even more amazing feat!

“What a great day! Over 200 very keen kids with ukuleles, and a few of us who are still kids at heart hiding in the back row.” Rod Iffinger, Deputy Principal, Corinda State School

Duane and the team from Totally Wild came to record a story for the popular Network 10 children’s show.

Morris Brothers Music Store and the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS) were instrumental in bringing this festival together. BUMS Inc President, Ian Phillips, visualised an ukulele orchestra event similar to the ever popular SingFest choir workshop days, and sought support from fellow music teacher and uke-enthusiast, Nathan Cahill, to bring his dreams to fruition.

A massive thank you to our UkeFest sponsor, Morris Brothers Music Store for hosting the event at The Old Queensland Museum. It’s a very special treat for the kids to play in such a wonderful venue.

Thanks to BUMS and Morris Brothers for sponsorship of the day
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Keryn Henderson
Keryn Henderson

Published on Sep 13, 2016…

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