The Greenbrier River Optimistic Ukulele Players (GROUP) will be entertaining the community on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. with their mixture of song and ukulele.
The club began in May of 2015 at Carnegie Hall and continues their practices at the Hall every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. These musicians provide weekly outreach entertainment for the four area retirement centers: Genesis in White Sulphur Springs, the Seasons Place, the Manor, and the Brier. Their music runs the gamut from ballads, folk songs, pop, roots, and yes, they do play “Tip toe through the Tulips.”
They are the only Ukulele Club in West Virginia. According to Bob Ducharme, club founder, there are 22 men and women ranging from 30s through retirement age, and then some. They play with heart, and for fun, and have no formal musical/ukulele experiences. However, they really work at their skill and invite anyone with an interest in exploring the fun to call Carnegie Hall and ask for Leah Trent, education director, at 304-645–302 for more details.
Although there may not be all 22 ukuleleists performing at the Ronceverte Public Library, there will be plenty of entertainment and fun to go around.
For anyone interested learning to play the ukulele, they do give lessons.