Greater Greenbrier Valley Association of Ukulele Optimists

A new club has started and you are invited! We are an adult organization of people interested in the Ukulele. We have a bunch of people already coming, so join us at our new location. It is our new round of startup meetings.
Have you an interest in playing the “Uke”? Learning how to play the Uke? Want to know more about the Uke? We will meet regularly and study, learn and play together. Our main goal is to have fun with a most fun instrument. We plan on making music together, and sharing it! No money, no fees, just plain fun.
You do NOT have to own a Ukulele to come to the meetings. You do NOT have to know any music. You do NOT have to have played an instrument in your past. Don’t worry – we don’t read music! We play it (honest)!
You do have to WANT to try it out and kick the tires, and take it for a test ride.
We will accept musicians but our focus is to recruit you musician-wannabes (optimists). You know, the “I wish I could play something, and, I always wanted to play an instrument” kinds of people.
There are no obligations, no fees, and no commitments. If you come to a couple of our gatherings you can see for yourself whether there is match between our program and your interests.
In July and August our meetings (adults only) are held on Thursday evenings, at 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Ronceverte, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnate, on Main Street, next to the Foodmart/gas and the Baptist church.
Be the first in your family to try us out! P.S.: we have experiences especially with “senior citizen” types – those of us over 50, 60, and 70-plus years. You will be surprised as to how “friendly” the Ukulele is for some of us with older hands, fingers, joints, etc.
The club will meet on Thursdays in July and August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ronceverte, Episcopal Church of the Incarnate. Call Bob DuCharme at 804-357-5884 for information or inquiries. Email at
Try us out. All free, all fun, all neighborly and gentle.
Please call ahead so we can plan our materials and stuff. We can loan you a Ukulele during the meeting! You DO NOT have to attend every meeting to participate – but you will want to!

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