Ukestras

Ukestral News - Ukulele Orchestras - Newcastle 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)

Ukulele Newsletters for the Lower Hunter

The Sum of the Parts puts out a regular newsletter containing local news, potential workshops and relevant web links.

The first newsletter (named, funnily enough, 'Newsletter 1') happened in November 2009. Newsletter 2 was released in early January 2010. Newsletter 3 is nominally April 1 2010.

Email lists

There is a local email list that you can join. This is a good way to share with your fellow ukestrans about uke problems, interesting things you have found, news about upcoming events etc. See right hand side for more info.

Media articles

The local media has been very very helpful to getting the news out of the ukulele revolution in the Hunter (and elsewhere!).

The Newcastle Post in particular has written a couple of articles about Newcastle's Ukestras, with thanks to reporter Michael Blaxland.

Similarly, ABC Local Radio, in both Newcastle and Orange, have enjoyed doing interviews and stories with us.

TV Reports are pretty rare. The NBNTV News report in May 2010 featured a very eloquent Betty & Ted from the Ukastle Ukestra.

Without these articles, interviews and other acts of publicity, the Ukestra phenomenon wouldn't be where it is today.

Uke on!!!!