UkuleYAY Club Creates Community

Amelie Puga, Reporter

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  • Sydney True ’26 talks about their playing experience as the group looks to play some tunes. Some members used plastic percussion instruments to participate without an instrument.

  • Levy Nause ’23 looks on as the club works together to repair member Gus Trisnadi ’24 ukulele. The group improvised and were able to make the instrument playable.

  • UkuleYAY club members sit together and talk about the instrument and their experiences with it. Despite being confined to the flex time slot, the group successfully put their first meeting of the year behind them.

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UkuleYAY Club held its first meeting of the year during Flex on Friday, Sep. 23 in Ms. Julianne Knott’s classroom. During the meeting, new and returning members got to know each other and started discussing possible meeting dates and times, as well as levels of experience, song knowledge, and musical preferences. To account for a lack of ukuleles, club members used Boomwhackers, a type of plastic percussion instrument, to still be able to play together.

“I think it’s a fun experience to learn a new instrument that I’ve never played before or had contact with before,” UkuleYAY Club member Levy Nause ‘23 said. “I’ve never played an instrument with threads before because I’m in orchestra, so I think [this club] is a good place to start to expand my music knowledge.”

UkuleYAY club will continue to hold meetings in Ms. Knott’s portable throughout the year, with future meeting dates and times yet to be determined. UkuleYAY Club is open to all, regardless of experience.