The joy of music and camaraderie
Beachcomber Ukulele Group Singers was started by a few passionate uke players who wanted regular get togethers and wanted to grow as an informal group - everyone was always asking them: "Can I come out and play uke with you?"
What started as a handful of people has now grown to a list of over 100 connected ukulele players on the Sunshine Coast, and even draws visitors out of the Vancouver area to join in on one of the many practices and public events.
The tone of BUGS is one of joy, good humour, and relaxed playing - you don't have to be a virtuoso, you just need to be enthusiastic about learning, and enjoy hanging out with other people who find the ukulele to be an amazingly versatile instrument.
Members of BUGS get access to our songbooks and advance notice of events, uke concerts, and the ability to join a private Facebook Group to share inspirational videos, musical performances by other uke players, and you can even get together your own 'mini-group' in your area on off-practice nights.
In the winter a typical turnout of uke players is between 15-30 people... in the summer the number doubles, and hearing 50 ukuleles and singers together is spine tingling.
There are beginner practices, and small group advanced get togethers... and if you're brand new to uke, don't let that hold you back, we love beginners, and practices are relaxed and flexible... you can always sit out songs you're not comfortable with and pick up for the ones you know, though stretching your limits is highly encouraged!
THE BUGS GANG
What started out 5 years ago as a beginners class, was so much fun it’s continued on as a weekly group, and it’s grown and grown to become a phenomena! Or, as Arlo Guthrie put it in Alice's Restaurant:
Come and join us. We can guarantee you will have fun, fun, fun!!!!!