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Kids Uke’n Make Music Contest 2017

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Kids are awesome See them shine in the Uke’n Make Music Contest 2017! Let your primary school know about our contest for primary ukulele groups. Ask your students to create and perform their own musical arrangement for ukulele, and enter their video in the contest. Curriculum resources, contest description, terms & conditions, and registration forms are available from the Kids SPRUKE website. Registrations close on 31 July 2017. Entries are due by Friday 15 September. Visit the[…]

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Kids SPRUKE 2015 Music Contests

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Brisbane Ukulele Musician’s Society Inc is keen to promote ukulele playing and to encourage music teachers and schools with ukulele programs. As part of the pre-festival activities for SPRUKE 2015, BUMS Inc held two music contests. Secondary Music Contest Results Mount Maria Secondary College, Mitchelton was the only entry for the Secondary Music Contest. Mt Maria’s performance at the Ferny Grove Jam was very popular, and they have been invited to perform on the Music[…]

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Winner of How Ukulele Changed My Life Competition

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I am a ukulele player…and I am happy! The SPRUKE Festival Committee are happy to announce that Victorian, Jane Cameron has taken out first place in the essay competition “How the Ukulele Changed my Life. Jane”s entry was the unanimous choice of all judges. Her story appealed to the spirit of Spruke, and the judges felt she was a most deserving winner The competition entries came from all over the country, from Victoria, New South[…]

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Jane Cameron- How Ukulele Changed My Life

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Some people buy cars, some people sell everything to go sailing around the world but for my money you can’t beat picking up a uke for a mid-life crisis! I first decided to teach myself uke in July 2010, mainly because I was singing with two novice guitarists who kept changing chords at the wrong time – I needed to play some sort of instrument just to keep them on track! But one thing led[…]

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How Ukulele Changed My Life Competition

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Share your story and you could win! Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc (BUMS Inc) wants your story to inspire the uke-curious to take up the ukulele and join us for a celebration of making music with your ukulele at SPRUKE 2015. It’s quick and simple to enter online. You could win one of three music store gift vouchers for your story! Check out all the info you’ll need to know on our How Ukulele Changed[…]

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David Hethorn- How Ukulele Changed My Life!

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Hi I’m David Hethorn, – Festival Director for SPRUKE 2015, Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. This short story explains “How ukulele changed my life”. Mum bought my first uke as a gift for me when I was three. I learned the basic uke chords quickly and took it to school with a book of songs that were easy and fun to play. I swapped the ukulele for trumpet in high school and played brass in a marching[…]

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