It’s been a busy few weeks here at BCMC, and we’ve had a lot of stuff going on with all of our programs. Due to the interest that some of the younger kids had in our Guitar Club at the Boys and Girls Club here in Berkeley Springs, we decided to begin a weekly ukulele club. This past Monday, December 4th, was our first club meeting. We brought ten ukuleles with us, and all ten were used! Some kids did end up getting picked up by their parents or had to go do other things while the club was happening, but we still had a lot of fun.
The ten ukuleles that were given to the Boys and Girls club are from the Mahalo Rainbow Series in the color purple. Pictures just do not do these ukes justice. Not only are they a gorgeous hue, but they play nicely too! The kids had a great time learning from Mike Kligerman of the Tri-State Ukeclectics Orchestra, with a little help from the executive director of BCMC, Janet Gauthier. We can’t wait to head back next week! Aren’t they just the cutest? We do what we do because of smiles like this little girls’.
This program would not be possible without funding from the generous grant we received earlier in the year from The Tom and Virginia Seely Foundation and the assistance of the Boys and Girls Club Berkeley Springs branch director, Chris Risinger. A huge thank you to them for letting us bring music to these deserving kids!