Sunday, 26 July 2015

Stockport Carnival

Our final event in a busy July, Saturday 25th was Carnival Day.

A few SUP members joined Seven Miles Out to walk in the Parade although Sandra and Chris were unable to play their ukuleles as they were dressed as a Unicorn and a Stag to accompany Martin the Dragon.



They were joined by a few more players in Woodbank Park to play for the rest of the afternoon.



For our final number, Sandra led the audience for YMCA.



A fun day for all - and it did not rain!



British Legion Club in Poynton

On Friday 24th July we played a few tunes at the beginning of the quiz held in aid of Debra.
A few of the SUP members were able to stay and take part in the quiz, at least one prize was won in the raffle..
Sorry there are no photos of this event.

Chesterfield Celebration of the Uke

On Sunday 19th July a few of our members went to the Chesterfield Celebration of the Uke.



Whiskey in the Jar

and our Finale
Bad Minor Moon Rising (inspired by Mike Krabbers)

        


Monday, 13 July 2015

Dr Uke at Biddulph

Saturday 11th July was a busy day for SUP.
Four of our members, also known as Dr Uke, made their debut appearance at Biddulph Ukulele Festival. Here is Mark's report

The Ukulele Day, organised by Biddulph Ukulele Group was a brilliant event and a great success. Lots of ukulele clubs and groups played on stage, together with Rebuked, Michael Adcock, Ian Emmerson & Phil Doleman.
SUP was represented by Dr. Uke. You can see some of our performance here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…


Others made the regular visit to The Crown for a fun afternoon of strumming and singing

Wilmslow Show

Sunday 5th July was The Wilmslow Show.

We were first on in the "Bandstand" tent to a small audience as the show had just opened. While the other bands (Love in the Mist, Annie's Jazz Band and the Pantonic All Stars) played we watched them and took the opportunity to look at the Trade Stalls and take some refreshments.

Then we were back on at 2pm, this time to a bigger audience. Up to now the weather had been better than forecast but the rain started just after we finished our set. Those of us who had not left promptly stayed under the shelter of the tent listening to Love in the Mist but unfortunately the Show closed soon after that as the rain was too heavy.

It was the first public outing for our PA equipment which performed well.

   

St Peters' Roman Catholic School

On Saturday 4th July a small numbers of players went to the Summer Fair at St Peters' Roman Catholic School in Hazel Grove.
Here is the report from John (who is the School Crossing Patrolman for the school)

We went on after the children's small orchestra, which most of us watched and applauded. The music teacher and the head teacher were very complimentary about us and also supplied us all with free drinks and said they would certainly want us to play next year. Keith won a prize on the tombola, lucky devil, we murdered a couple of songs but in the main I thought we played well. Keith got us right though by getting us grouped together, before that I think I was a bit ahead of everyone, trust me!
Anyway thanks again to all who came.