South Shore Ukulele Players
|Record #: TOB0105||Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015||Last Full Update: 18 Feb 2015|
|Where To Find Us||
HB Studios Sports Centre
543 Glen Allan Dr
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A3
|Areas Served||South Shore Region|
|Contact||Sandra Obritsch, Teacher|
|Description & Services|
|Information||The South Shore Ukulele Players started as a ukulele class for seniors being offered by music teacher, Sandra Obritsch, in the fall of 2002. Since that time, over 200 people have learned to play the ukulele in her classes along the south shore. Each year new students move up to the band increasing its numbers to over 30 players at any one time.
It was this group of enthusiastic players that organized the First International Ukulele Ceilidh that took place in Liverpool in 2005; and, they have been instrumental in bringing ukulele players and their families from around the world to visit our south shore.
Members of the South Shore Ukulele Players have always loved music; but, they have discovered how much more exciting it is to play the music they love on the ukulele. Their selections reflect their varying interests from ragtime, big band, Rock ‘n Roll, Hawaiian, country and bluegrass to gospel.
The players have performed for large national organizations during the past eleven years. However, their greatest joy has been sharing their music with others, giving volunteer performances for nursing homes, churches and fundraising events from Halifax to Liverpool and Berwick, performing up to 50 concerts a year.
Nova Scotia-based Sandra Obritsch is the founder of the South Shore Ukulele Players and is co-chair of the International Ukulele Ceilidh. She specializes in teaching ukulele to seniors. Playing ukulele, she has discovered, is one of the best ways for seniors to stay happy and healthy.
|Eligibility||Ages: 50 year(s) and up|
|Hours||Music reading Thursday mornings
Practice Thursday afternoons
|Tags||Music ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect|