For the first time in 6 months, since the outbreak of covid 19 corona virus, we were able to meet for an indoor practice on Thursday October 1st.
The venue was Walton Sports and Social Club. Helen Myers negotiations with the club committee made it all possible on the night.
After signing in with the new NHS ‘test and trace’ app or with pen and paper we were shown into our own large private room big enough for us to keep social distance within sub groups of 6 uke players. The room even had its own bar.
After reviewing the new covid risk assessment the practice session began. It proved to be very enjoyable.
Songs included Teenager in Love, Blues in my Shoes (written by Pop), From a Jack to a King (delighted our Barmaid), Hey Good Luckin’, Hiding in the Shadows ( a song written by a late American friend of Dave Burgess who resurrected the song and helped arrange it with David Broadbent ), The Wonder of you, Walk on By, Walking after Midnight and Zing went the Strings of my Heart.
David Broadbent sought out some committee members at the end of the evening who were happy for the sessions to continue weekly.
St Paul’s Church. The Balk. Walton
Linda Sargent has arranged for ukulele practice sessions to take place in St Paul’s Church on the Balk every Tuesday evening from 7 pm, starting on the 6th October. Entry will be through the side door into the Church so as not to disrupt activities in the Barnbabus Rooms which are at the main entrance. The practices will be subject to the same regulations as those operating in the Sports and Social Club.
David Broadbent said that everyone from Gaslighter and Wakeylele Bands is welcome to either venue. In these times we have to be flexible and the music chosen will aim to reflect this. So come to whichever session suits your schedule. Do let David know in advance if you are attending and to check that there is room.