The Sum of the Parts - Mark

The Home of Ukulele Orchestras in the Hunter Valley, NSW

“The ukulele is a noble little instrument... anyone serious about music will eventually come to play one.”
Bob Brozman (stringed instrument god)

"There's not much you can do with a ukulele that doesn't sound happy."
Jeff Lynne (Electric light orchestra)

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Tomaree Ukestra

For more Tomaree Ukestra updates, Jenny Bolton
has set up a web page, full of music and chord
sheets from songs we've covered as well as other
songs and photos from performances.
Check it out here.

Monday mornings - 9:30-11:30am

The 'Bay' is a beautiful place, rivalling the Whitsundays (we reckon it is better). A lot of people retire up there. The Tomaree Ukestra started in May 2010 and has been slowly growing from a very solid weekly core.

After 2 years there is a solid community of ukulele players, many of whom gather at each other's houses (sometimes waterfront!) to play uke together.

There are many retirees up at Port Stephens, but it is sometimes quite difficult to get word out to the community of 'non-tourists' who reside in the various settlements of the Tomaree Peninsula (Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Salamander, Soldiers Point, Anna Bay, the Tilligerry Peninsula).  So word of mouth is very important, and that is happening. Talk Uke and people will start to do uke!

We meet at the Fingal Bay Sports Club at 9:30 on a Monday morning.

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The cost for a 2 hour Tomaree Ukestra session is $15 (if you buy ten sessions in advance). Casual rate is $17. However new people are invited to contact Mark and come a half an hour earlier for a quick lesson prior to the main session.

Click here for the Tomaree Ukestra wrap-up/thank-you email for 2010.

We recently had a lovely story in the Port Stephens Examiner.

And this is some of the mob who had their photo taken for the Examiner.

Some of the
            Tomaree Ukestra - May 2011

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