View Full Version : New prorgram for TBUS - giving to the community

03-17-2015, 06:07 AM

The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society Board of Directors is proud to

announce our Ukulele Lending Library Program.

This program is designed to give back to our communities by

introducing a new innovative library program to 19 Pinellas Library

Branches and 10 Hillsborough Branches.

The program has two components: First, from our non-profit funds we

are donating 50 ukulele packages. Each package will have a ukulele,

tuner, ukulele gig bag and instructional book.

The second component is our free beginner workshop program to be

held at the library branches. We are asking for volunteers to provide

1 hour workshops. We will schedule an instructor "train the trainer"

class in April and roll out the program in May. The workshops will

have a standard beginner course outline, handouts, loaner ukuleles and

should be a lot of fun!

The workshops will be held weeknights at the local branches.

To those members interested in becoming a volunteer instructor,

please make sure you meet the following criteria:

1) Able to play all the basic ukulele chords.

2) Have a good speaking voice and a willingness to instruct.

3) Can sing and play "Jambalaya" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands"

4) Can commit to instructing workshops at different library branches.

We are looking for ukulele donations. Do you still have the first

ukulele you bought when you starting playing? Maybe you have a closet

full you don't use? We can use donated ukuleles as extras for the


The goal of this TBUS library lending program is to give back to our

communities and to increase public awareness and membership in our


TBUS provides a place for ukulele players of all levels to

perform together in a supportive environment. We offer performance

and educational opportunities for our members as well as concerts,

workshops and other special events.

We hope you will consider volunteering your time and talent to help

make this program a success.

Thank You!

Interested in volunteering, questions? Please e-mail Cosmo Sagristano
at csagristano@gmail.com

Ukulele donations, questions? Please e-mail Tom Hood at thomas.m.hood@gmail.com

03-18-2015, 05:11 AM
If I lived over there instead of Brevard, I'd be first on the list. As it is, I'm "upgrading" a few "entry level" ukes and will select and send you one as soon as I finish it. A decent gig bag will also come with it.

03-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Thank you Phil! You're awesome!

03-21-2015, 05:24 AM
Come on Florida uke enthusiasts and dealers, let's support TBUC's effort any way you can.