Making music with our sweet little UKES in the Highland Lakes area of Central Texas!

March 2015 Fourth Thursday Meeting

posted Mar 26, 2015, 7:36 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 6:24 AM by Lisa Miller ]

Well, once again we had a fun and profitable (artistically speaking) meeting! We've added a couple of new songs, check them out in our Song Files!
Catch A Falling Star
Route 66
A couple (ahem) several song PDF need serious makeovers so I'll be working on them this upcoming 2 weeks. We feel so grateful to have good friends who love music to hang out with. Thanks so much for coming out!

Lisa, Luis, Amber, Don, Viriginia
Highland Lakes Ukulele Club, March 26, 2015

Highland Lakes Weekly's Photo of the meeting, thanks John Holloway!

Highland Lakes Ukulele Club March 26, 2015

March 2015 Second Thursday Meeting

posted Mar 12, 2015, 8:46 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 8:48 PM ]

We've had such fun and met some wonderful people since starting the Highland Lakes Ukulele club.  Today we were small but mighty!  We were thrilled to welcome new member Alicia and our old friend Tom is back, albeit with a trace of the local flu still bugging him a bit.  Once again we thank Fuel Coffeehouse in Llano for hosting the Club meetings twice a month, what a great place to gather!

Lisa, Don, Tom, Luis, Alicia
Highland Lakes Ukulele Club March 2015 Meeting

February 2015 Second Thursday Meeting

posted Feb 12, 2015, 7:31 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 7:35 PM ]

Hey there, y'all.  We had a great meeting tonight with some new members swelling our ranks into the low tens!!!  Yay for us.  A couple of novice players Kyle and Gabe came early to learn to tune and get started with a few chords, but it was obvious they had been tinkering with YouTube before they got here ;-)  Leo came to see if the Uke was 'his' instrument, it certainly looks like it may be!  We welcomed back Amber, who had been out for awhile, we missed her.  We did some simple and a little more advanced tunes and of course enjoyed those lovely harmonies!  An old friend John came by and snapped some great shots for us, thanks, John.

Don, Amber, Luis, Virginia, Leo, Lisa, Kyle, Gabe
Highland Lakes Ukulele Club February 12, 2015

Appearance at Gateway Villa in MF

posted Jan 7, 2015, 2:56 PM by Lisa Miller

We had a great time and played most of the gigsetlist.pdf. with Goodnight Sweetheart at the very end.  After the first couple of songs, the audience was singing along and having a blast hearing the old-timey songs again, it was very gratifying.  Betty Fergeson, the Activities Director, says they're very interested in having us back, perhaps on a monthly basis.  Next time we'll be playing in their larger building next door.

Some of us were able to go to lunch at Russo's across the street and we 'communed' for another hour-or two.  Thanks so much for the great turnout!

Highland Lakes Ukulele Club Gateway Villa, Marble Falls, TX

December 26th Meeting

posted Dec 30, 2014, 9:02 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Dec 31, 2014, 10:06 PM ]

Our 4th Thursday meeting fell on Christmas Day, so we met on December 26th.  There were only three members present, but we had fun!  We looked up 4 of our favorite songs on the web and worked on them a bit.  Don bought candy at the Dollar Store, so the rest of you missed out!  I think the sugar high was probably worth the drive.  I worked up the three songs the way we like them (Don did one) and changed a couple to easy-to-sing keys, you'll find them in the Song Files.
Sweet Caroline
Why Can't We Be Friends
Stand By Me
Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

We've been invited to play at Gateway Villa Assisted Living Facility in Marble Falls at 11:30am on January 7, please see the Calendar for details.

Appearance at Windchime

posted Dec 24, 2014, 1:50 PM by Lisa Miller

Our member Luis booked us an appearance at Windchime Assisted Living in Kingsland, TX.  We had a great time singing Christmas carols and other traditional songs for the folks and they sang along with us.  We had a great time!

Christmas Sing-Along at Fuel

posted Dec 24, 2014, 12:46 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Dec 24, 2014, 12:47 PM ]

We played to an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd on December 23rd at the break in Play It Again's regular monthly gig.  Check out these beautiful harmonies by the crowd, it was a lovely evening!

KBEY Toy Drive in Marble Falls!

posted Dec 18, 2014, 9:09 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 9:03 AM ]

Yesterday we had a great time playing for the KBEY Annual Toy Drive at Lee Hoffpauir Chevrolet in Marble Falls.  We got to see Kay Baker and Ed Chandler again and of course SANTA WAS THERE.  Well, probably just one of his helpers, but you never know....I'll try to get copies of the photos they took.  Afterwards we went to breakfast/lunch at Tea Thyme Cafe across the street.  Great hangin' together, isn't it?

Highland Lakes Ukulele Club at KBEY 2014 Annual Toy Drive

Saturday at the Hidden Falls Country Club

posted Dec 14, 2014, 8:55 PM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Dec 19, 2014, 7:58 PM by Lisa Miller ]

We made an appearance at the Highland Lakes Democratic Women's Club Christmas Luncheon at the Hidden Falls Country Club in Marble Falls.  Don provided a barebones amplification setup, as the dining room was large but the acoustics were fairly decent.  They had an interesting program and officer's swearing-in, thanks to the officers and members for the past year's service, then a very satisfactory lunch.  At the end we performed 8 Christmas songs.  From the Club we had four attendees, Lisa, Don, Cheryl and Mike.  Several, volunteers stood behind us to fill in with voices and the harmonies were quite gratifying.
The crowd really seemed to enjoy the music, and we had a GREAT time.  Photos by Marilyn Harris.

Second Tuesday Meeting

posted Dec 12, 2014, 12:15 AM by Lisa Miller   [ updated Dec 12, 2014, 12:26 AM ]

This evening's meeting was attended by the 4 of us who are going to appear at the Highland Lakes Democratic Women's Christmas Luncheon on Saturday.  We worked on the Christmas songs we'll be performing and we're pretty pleased with the outcome.  For those who would like to be prepared for any other calls we have for holiday appearances, there is a downloadable multi-page .pdf file called christmassetlist.pdf at the bottom of the Our Songbook page.  There are a couple of songs that have been changed after being worked on a bit, so be aware these are the most current versions.  There's another called gigsetlist.pdf that we've been using for nursing home/assisted living appearances, so those who would like to practice can use that, too.

Happy Strumming, y'all!!!

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