If you are missing our regular weekly sessions there are two ways that we are trying to remedy that. Firstly there is the weekly online ‘virtual clubnight’ every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.
Secondly, Wynrob Productions (Wyn and Robert – mainly Robert!) have collaborated to bring you recordings of Bridgnorth club’s recordings from club nights that you can access and play along with whenever you like.
Do you feel you are you missing out on your regular ukulele playing? Keep checking this website. We are looking into holding weekly online sessions with an app called Zoom (You may want to download it in preparation). It is an online conferencing app which is used by businesses for holding their meetings and also by teachers who are turning to holding their teaching sessions online.
Well we’ve had a try and……
….we are going to trial a weekly online ‘meeting’ at 7.00pm on Wednesdays. Those who wish to ‘attend’ can send their email address to the website (email@example.com ) or forward it to Malcolm, Christina or myself directly or through the club’s Facebook page. Please do this now rather than last minute. In this time of self isolation it means that we can have a chat, say hello to each other and keep in touch. There can be an opportunity to ‘Open Mike’ for those who wish to keep their strumming hands working. Download and install the Zoom app from your play store on your device and Malcolm will send a link to all who have sent in their email addresses to be included. If you need any further information please ask.
How it will work:-
Those who wish to ‘attend’ the meetings should download and install Zoom on their device and email either Malcolm, Christina or the website (firstname.lastname@example.org) ensuring that they include the email address that they will be available at on the night. These steps should be taken now in preparation rather that leaving it until Wednesday.
Just before we start on the night you will be sent a ‘Meeting Number’ and password for you to enter into the Zoom page under ‘Join Meeting’ Once you’ve joined the meeting you can chat amongst the others like on a club night. When we start to play whoever leads will ask the others to mute their mike (see symbol at bottom left of screen) while we follow playing/singing then at the end of the song we can unmute. The reason for this is that there is a problem of latency whereby everyone’s system runs with a slight delay. These are all slightly different so it is impossible to sync exactly with each other. Many clubs and bands across the world have tried but this is the most practical way they have come up with so far.
So let’s get ready and see you all on Wednesday 7.00pm
In view of the current situation regarding Corona Virus the activities of the club are suspended for the present time. It is not known how long this situation will continue but any changes will be notified as and when they occur.
Looking forward to when we can resume – we will be SO well practiced!
Here’s something for the designers among us. We are launching a competition to find a suitable logo for our club. Here are a few examples that other clubs have used:-
But I’m sure our talented members could do better!
Malcolm is offering a prize for whoever comes up with the winning entry. (I might have heard something about one of the Ferraris from the Auto Festival gig……but then I didn’t have my hearing aids switched on at the time!). So get designing,
Secondly, between 10am and 7pm on Friday AND Saturday 19th & 20th June we have up to a dozen stages for soloists/ bands / ensembles to play on. Each slot is 45 minutes duration (+15 minutes for changeover). If you fancy one of these slots please post a short video on here so we can work out who goes where. We will try and accommodate as many as possible.
Third, last festival we had complaints, no really, we did! People were playing their Ukulele till 3 & 4am on the campsite and there were some who would rather be asleep at that time. So for the 2020 festival the campsite will have a ‘quiet area’ and a ‘noisy area’. Choose your site wisely. Those who have been before know how big the campsite is (camping for up to 30,000) so separate areas are easily do-able.
Fourth, you will have noted the daytime stage times finish (officially) at 7pm. The reason? 7pm till 11pm the main acts are appearing on the Main Stage. We are certain you won’t want to miss seeing them. Matt is busy sorting this as I type. Once contracts have been exchanged we’ll let you know who they are. We promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Oh did I mention the Main Stage Marquee will also have a licensed bar 🍺👍
Fifth, again there will be a schools stage so if you know someone who teaches Ukulele please tell them about this stage & ask them to contact us via the website.
Sixth, last but certainly not least we also have a stage dedicated to ORIGINAL Ukulele Songs (OUS). There are lots of members on the OUS Facebook group who are aware of this stage but just in case you write and perform your own material at least you are now aware of this stage. Once again, slots are 45 minutes so you’ll need to have enough material for this. It is of course open to single performers and bands but it MUST be original material.