Bring your ukulele and
COME PLAY WITH US!
Our holiday concert 2015 with Harmony Chorale and the Montessori Uke Band.
Buy tickets to our super fabulous Spring 2016 Concert "Ukulele at the Movies" on May 19th by clicking HERE!
A Word About Joining Our Merry Band
Time to Get Out of Your Basement and Come RAWK!
We're getting ready for our spring concert, so new members will need to wait until this summer to join us ... BUT here's the cool stuff you'll need to know to get ready for summer and beyond!
We will be meeting on Tuesday nights starting July 5th. Check the "let's go on a date" page on the menu to your right, and then email me before showing up. From 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., we'll work on pieces less likely to ruin your life and will help you become acclimated to our daring plan to take over the world. Then, the full orchestra meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. to continue our assault on brilliance. We will teach you to survive a large orchestra, encourage you to play with small groups like duets, trios and other assorted rascals, and even become a legendary soloist going hawg-wild. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up. We want to be taking advantage of every possible second, so you need to be in your seat and ready. Plan to stay a few minutes afterward to clean up. We have lots of chairs and tables that require strong backs and compliant minds to stow away each week.
before showing up.
On your first time,
please arrive by 5:45 p.m.
For now, our rehearsals are held at:
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
Near Wadsworth and Alameda: Here's a MAP
We've outgrown Washington Heights and Lakewood Cultural Center (thank you Lakewood for helping us teach and grow music education for everybody), so this fall we will be moving our home to the Clement's Center located near Colfax and Wadsworth on Yarrow Street. More info will be coming later this summer.
Stuff to Own: Ukulele. Tuner. Music stand. Kazoo. Music stand light. Black three ring binder. (That's the required stuff.) Stuff you oughta own: Sunglasses, a stupid hat, and a cool cat -- these last three are optional (sort of).
Fee: There is a weekly $5 fee to use the facilities. (Please bring exact change.) There are also quarterly dues of $10 per person to keep your name on our active RMUO mailing list.
Skills: Unlike traditional orchestras, we embrace all ability levels, so don't be shy. Come join us. If you are a newer player, plan to work hard. If you are an experienced player, plan to be a soloist, a leader, a teacher, and an inspiration to the rest of us.
1. Attend regularly scheduled rehearsals. We know you'll miss some -- you have a life, right? -- but please be communicative about when you'll be gone so we don't send out an Amber alert.
2. Attend and perform at events listed on the orchestra's calendar.
3. Follow dress codes created for each performance.
4. Members under 16 years old must bring a supportive adult at least until we confirm they're indeed full of rock 'n' roll and we're not acting as your babysitter.
5. Pay required fees for participation.
6. Own a quality ukulele. Be prepared to work to acquire mad skills.
7. Practice at home to ensure mastery of materials.
8. Conduct oneself in a manner to promote the interests of the orchestra.
9. Assist in fundraising, repertoire development, and equipment management.
We write and arrange a diverse rehearsed ukulele repertoire for solo and ensemble performance in an educational atmosphere. We promote introductory and advanced music development using the ukulele as our principal instrument. We nurture beginning ukulele players as well as composers, advanced performers, and teachers, and we actively encourage participation by the public.
The Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra thanks Jim Olson (the dude with the vision to give this a try way back in 2012 when ukulele wasn't hip), Kelly Graham, Susan Martin, Nathalie Renfroe, Tim Hoffman and the rest of the staff with the City of Lakewood's Heritage, Culture and the Arts division. They've helped us with a place to call home, creating a wonderful environment for teaching and learning music, storing our weird noise-making apparati, making us sound way better than we probably are, and providing us with endless amounts of love and support.