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Hello Uke Folks!
Thank you so much for being apart of Swallow Hill Music’s giant ukulele lesson on Saturday, September 25th at the Ruby Hill Park celebration. We had a blast putting the event on and look forward to doing it again next year in 2011. We didn’t get the world record but it was amazing to see hundreds of ukulele players there.
Here are the official numbers
Thank you again to the SCFD who helped provide the funding for the ukuleles and thank you to O’hana and Kala ukuleles for supplying the ukes.
We have ukulele classes for kids, teens, and adults starting in the first week of November. Classes are taught by Chris McGarry who co-taught the giant ukulele lesson. Classes are now open for registration with discounts.
And save the date for Swallow Hill Music’s Denver Ukefest on February 4th and 5th.
Adult and Teen Ukulele Classes
Kid’s Ukulele Classes
WHAT: World’s largest ukulele lesson, presented by Swallow Hill Music
WHERE: Ruby Hill Park | 1505 W. Jewell Ave, Denver, 80223
INFO & BOX OFFICE: www.swallowhillmusic.org, (303) 777-1003 x2
MEDIA CONTACT: Chip Herter | 303.765.2488 | firstname.lastname@example.org
DENVER — The hills are alive with the sound of…ukulele? Denver’s Swallow Hill Music sure hopes so as they attempt to break the record for the world’s largest ukulele lesson this Saturday, September 25, 1 p.m. at Ruby Hill Park in west Denver. 852 ukuleles (ukes) is the magic number Swallow Hill Music needs to take the title, the previous record being set at the London Ukulele Festival on June 20, 2009. Swallow Hill Music is encouraging people of all ages and experience levels to come participate. No previous ukulele experience required! Thanks in part to private donors and contributions from the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Swallow Hill Music will provide 400 ukuleles to help reach this goal, but encourages anyone who already owns a uke to bring it with them. Denver’s own ukulele virtuoso Ukulele Loki will lead the lesson.
In recent years the ukulele has become a mainstay in pop music culture, with musicians like Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Paul McCartney bringing it to the forefront of their songs. Not only is the ukulele simple in design, it is also simple in theory and easy to play, making it an ideal instrument to learn at any age. By captivating a world-record breaking audience on Saturday with the quaintness of this instrument, Swallow Hill Music hopes to garner excitement in people of all ages and show them that it is never too late to pick up an instrument and play.
This event is part of the Denver Urban Gardens 25th anniversary celebration, where on Saturday they will break ground on their 100th garden. Following the ukulele lesson, Swallow Hill Music presents Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, Justin Roberts and Mono Verde in a concert that is free and open to the public.
For more information on the world’s largest ukulele lesson, please visit https://swallowhillmusic.org or contact Chip Herter: 303.765.2488, email@example.com; for more information on the Denver Urban Gardens 25th Anniversary event please visit http://dug.org.
As always, thank you for supporting live music in Denver!