Make plans to stop by on Friday, October 18th for the introductory meeting at BCMC!
October 25th, enjoy a great night of music from the Tri-State Ukeclectics Orchestra, the Young Yukes and the newly formed Yukies, featuring all of your Halloween favorites!
The event will be held from 7 to 9 pm at The Performing Arts Center at The Hancock Town Hall, 126 High Street, and will be a fundraiser for BlackCat Music Cooperative and all the work they do to empower youth through music in the community.
Admission is by donation and refreshments will be available. Don’t miss your chance to win a ukulele! It promises to be a scary good time!
Our Music in Your Life series continues with an incredible story about a famous ukulele. Our sincere thanks to Helen Overly, for sharing this story from The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA.
The Konter Ukulele may be the most valuable ukulele in the world. It was owned by Richard Konter, “Ukulele Dick,” who joined Admiral Richard Byrd’s famed expedition to the North Pole in 1926. During the expedition, he obtained signatures at every opportunity, including those of all 45 crew members of the Admiral Byrd expedition and the Admiral himself. It’s the only artifact that traveled to the North Pole because it was smuggled under the seat of the airplane. The ukulele also made a trip to the White House and was signed by President Calvin Coolidge, along with the vice president, the secretary of state, the secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh and many, many more. The soprano ukulele contains more than 155 signatures. The replica includes all signatures, which have been carefully laser-etched into the beautiful koa wood. The soprano ukulele also features vintage style violin peg tuners and a replica of the original interior label.
“THE ORIGINAL KONTNER UKULELE”