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RKNNDY
07-28-2010, 07:13 PM
I'm new to the forum and not sure if this is the type of contest (it's more of a raffle...) that belongs on this board, but I just saw a post about this on Flea Market Music and thought that it deserved some attention. It's important to get instruments into children's hands while they're young enough to have worry-free fun with them. After all, isn't that what uking is about? Anyway, the winner walks away with a KoAloha KSM-00 Soprano Standard Ukulele and the ticket prices are low (p.s. the raffle's limited to 100 tickets).

http://www.ukeladymusic.com/store/catalog.php?category=49

ADD
07-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Just came from the site. Only $5/ticket. Can't think of a better instrument for school music programs - combined programs to build, repair, and play the ukulele would be a great innovation. Applied math and science to create something that touches body, mind and spirit.

mailman
07-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Got my ticket....

klevine
07-29-2010, 05:24 AM
I'm new to the forum and not sure if this is the type of contest (it's more of a raffle...) that belongs on this board, but I just saw a post about this on Flea Market Music and thought that it deserved some attention. It's important to get instruments into children's hands while they're young enough to have worry-free fun with them. After all, isn't that what uking is about? Anyway, the winner walks away with a KoAloha KSM-00 Soprano Standard Ukulele and the ticket prices are low (and limited to 500).

http://www.ukeladymusic.com/store/catalog.php?category=49

Only 100 Tickets Will Be Sold and quantities are limited to 5 tickets per person. The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold! Winner does not need to be present to win. Ticket includes shipping within the continental U.S.

This Soprano model features an all Hawaiian Koa body, genuine Mahogany CNC shaped neck and a high gloss finish.
KSM-00 Soprano Standard Ukulele - MSRP $550

RKNNDY
07-30-2010, 05:38 AM
"Thanks for your support! All tickets are sold. The drawing will be held 7/31/10!

The generous folks at KoAloha donated a beautiful Soprano Koa wood ukulele to benefit the Ukes In The Classroom - Texas program!"

ADD
08-30-2010, 09:56 PM
If drawing was on 7/3110, was there an announcement of who won yet?

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-01-2010, 04:41 AM
lllllllooooooooooooooolllllllll................... .

Lexxy
09-01-2010, 04:46 AM
Aye reggae, any idea who won? Curious :P

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-01-2010, 05:09 AM
ha ha, no idea. :P

in my eyes, it looks like a scam? agree?

Lexxy
09-01-2010, 05:11 AM
Now now, it might be a real one.

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-01-2010, 05:18 AM
lookin gat their post counts, the 2 people who speak the most both have weird, strange names, in capitals. Over analyse, but you never know.

Lexxxxyyyy... what u do for work? need to know more bout the aussie ukers. Melbourne is awesome, awesome nightlife ;)

Lexxy
09-01-2010, 05:26 AM
Ah well :P

Yes reggae..I am currently a student (and will be for the next 5 years). 17 years of age, doing my foundation in Australia. I come from ze land of malaysia :) I only play at home though! And the only people i see around with ukes, are the cheap mahalo plastic ones. But that day on the tram, i saw someone with what i think is a tenor uke (only saw the casing), almost wanted to ask her to lemme have a look but oh well. Melbourne is awesome :) But I'm underage, so I don't have alot of access to nightlife :(

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-01-2010, 05:34 AM
ha ha, nightlife is awesome, but if you do turn into a night junkie, come into Sydney !! Melbourne's awesome, QLD is different, Sydney is fantastic.

ahhh I see. Student from overseas !! yes, I only see people walknig around with, generally, brown, plastic, soprano ukuleles.... needs to be spread a whole lot more... lemme tell you.

Lexxy
09-01-2010, 05:39 AM
Naww I think i dont enjoy pubs and bars that often. For fear, that glassing is still an issue. And I personally don't LOVE alcohol, but i can do (Ciders are the best :P ) And i get as red as a cherry after a bottle of cider. (how funny)

Is ukulele expanding in Sydney side? I have a friend there, who's boyfriend owns a compass rose, Kanile'a, etc.

ADD
09-01-2010, 10:42 PM
I hope it was legit. If not, I only hope the money I sent helps someone get a uke to drown their sorrows in song and not in a mug or worse. I guess "mailman" might have been taken too.

And what might you read into names that are all capitals and different? Analyze and let me know what it means. Then I'll let you know if you're right on my name.

Lexxy
09-01-2010, 10:44 PM
A
Damsel
in
Distress? :P I tried!!

ADD
09-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Lexxy, my response was to post #11, meant to "Reply With Quote". Anyway, nice try, but ADiD would not be all capitals.

And the winner is posted on Flea Market Music Bulletin. His name is Cless Corr, Pasadena, TX

ADD
09-02-2010, 09:17 AM
lookin gat their post counts, the 2 people who speak the most both have weird, strange names, in capitals. Over analyse, but you never know.

Lexxxxyyyy... what u do for work? need to know more bout the aussie ukers. Melbourne is awesome, awesome nightlife ;)


See post #15. And then for the winner see post #17.

mailman
09-02-2010, 09:20 AM
Lexxy, my response was to post #11, meant to "Reply With Quote". Anyway, nice try, but ADiD would not be all capitals.

And the winner is posted on Flea Market Music Bulletin. His name is Cless Corr, Pasadena, TX

I wouldn't have sent the money had there not been the association with a known entity. I was comfortable from the beginning that it was not a con-job.

mm stan
09-02-2010, 05:53 PM
I've noticed on flea Market Music site, they gave away a Pono instead of a Ko aloha???what's up with that???
Did I read the wrong contest????or read wrong posting...HMMM I would like to believe it was legit..I hope I wasn't too naive..

ADD
09-02-2010, 09:13 PM
I'm new to the forum and not sure if this is the type of contest (it's more of a raffle...) that belongs on this board, but I just saw a post about this on Flea Market Music and thought that it deserved some attention. It's important to get instruments into children's hands while they're young enough to have worry-free fun with them. After all, isn't that what uking is about? Anyway, the winner walks away with a KoAloha KSM-00 Soprano Standard Ukulele and the ticket prices are low (p.s. the raffle's limited to 100 tickets).

http://www.ukeladymusic.com/store/catalog.php?category=49

There is a question about this post that I thought was settled, but now I am very confused after post #20 by mm stan. Where did you get the info about a KoAloha Soprano being given away? In clicking on the link given, the one I used to buy tickets, it states the winner would be getting a Pono Tenor. Would appreciate clearing up all this doubt/confusion if you could/would, please. Thanks

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-02-2010, 09:36 PM
Naww I think i dont enjoy pubs and bars that often. For fear, that glassing is still an issue. And I personally don't LOVE alcohol, but i can do (Ciders are the best :P ) And i get as red as a cherry after a bottle of cider. (how funny)

Is ukulele expanding in Sydney side? I have a friend there, who's boyfriend owns a compass rose, Kanile'a, etc.

No. I am the only person I have seen that carry's an ukulele, other than a cheap plastic mahalo. essentially, I like it, only because it;s different.... who doesn't like to be unique ?!

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-02-2010, 09:37 PM
See post #15. And then for the winner see post #17.

just suss is all. generally, when you only have such little posts.... it's SUSSSSSS

Lexxy
09-02-2010, 10:51 PM
No. I am the only person I have seen that carry's an ukulele, other than a cheap plastic mahalo. essentially, I like it, only because it;s different.... who doesn't like to be unique ?!

Hahahah. Everyone does :)

beergeek
09-03-2010, 01:13 AM
The Pono is a new contest. The KoAloha was the one from the original post. The winner of the KoAloha was Phil Morris.

I dislike being suspicious when it comes to stuff like this but wasn't too thrilled that the winner was one of the owners of Spanky Banjo Ukes from the Dallas area, who is also a vendor at the Lone Star Uke Fest which is sponsored by the store that was running the contest.

That said, there were only supposed to be 100 tickets sold and I'm sure a lot of those were sold locally so it's totally within probability that Phil had the winning number.

ukelady
09-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Cless Corr of Pasadena, TX won. He is looking for players in his area!

ukelady
09-03-2010, 06:19 PM
About 60% of the ticket sales were local. We have someone not associated with the festival or the store draw the ticket and we do it at a public event. Phil bought two tickets so he had a 1 in 50 chance to win. Lot better odds than the lottery. We have 300 people in the Dallas meet-up group. Would you be suspicious if any one of them happened to win? We are very thankful to the people who support the Ukes in the Classroom program. So far we have supplied uke to two schools and are in talks with a third school. We are hoping to have one of the new kid's classes perform at the next festival.

ukelady
09-03-2010, 06:25 PM
There were two separate raffles. One was for a KoAloha soprano. The next one was for a Pono. It is very legit. Drawings take place at a public event and someone not associated with the non profit or the store actually draws the ticket.



I've noticed on flea Market Music site, they gave away a Pono instead of a Ko aloha???what's up with that???
Did I read the wrong contest????or read wrong posting...HMMM I would like to believe it was legit..I hope I wasn't too naive..

ukelady
09-03-2010, 06:40 PM
It might be nice to go to the source if you have any questions. The source is me and my contact info was on the ad. Also, the good folks at Flea Market know me and would not let me post such a thing if it were a scam.

ukelady
09-03-2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks Lexxy. It was very real. One winner has his uke and the next winner's uke will be shipped on 9/7. They are quite happy!

mm stan
09-03-2010, 11:21 PM
It might be nice to go to the source if you have any questions. The source is me and my contact info was on the ad. Also, the good folks at Flea Market know me and would not let me post such a thing if it were a scam.

Aloha UkeLady,
I appoligize for jumping to conclusions, but your follow up wasn't exactly clear....just don't wanna see kids used....
Being prompt with your results will clear any misconceptions in the future, it was your responsability to do so.
I'll make sure to support your cause for the next one.. and address my concerns to you directly next time.
but I'm sure you'll fill us in on the details and updates better now...and BTW, I do Live Aloha, just more careful these days...
I wish the best for your cause, ukes in the classroom.!! MM Stan..

beergeek
09-04-2010, 01:55 AM
About 60% of the ticket sales were local. We have someone not associated with the festival or the store draw the ticket and we do it at a public event. Phil bought two tickets so he had a 1 in 50 chance to win. Lot better odds than the lottery. We have 300 people in the Dallas meet-up group. Would you be suspicious if any one of them happened to win? We are very thankful to the people who support the Ukes in the Classroom program. So far we have supplied uke to two schools and are in talks with a third school. We are hoping to have one of the new kid's classes perform at the next festival.

I bought 5 tickets so I had a 1 in 20 chance ;) With 60% of the tickets being sold locally, it certainly makes sense that someone local had a higher probability of winning. However, put yourself in my shoes...and I think you might see where I was coming from.

I think it's great that you're a big supporter of the Uke!

ADD
09-04-2010, 04:50 PM
Amazing, how one comment can stir up the flames of doubt. I thought it was a great idea, still do and will support any program that puts a uke into a child's hands; especially when school's cut programs and it seems music and art are often the first to go.

ukelady
09-04-2010, 06:08 PM
Rob
Thanks for your support. Hope to have another raffle soon. The kids are getting a nice ukes, gig bags, clip-on tuners, James Hill classroom books and the teachers are getting training materials. We are also available to mentor the programs and visit the classrooms to do demos or workshops. Since music funding in schools has been cut so much, I feel kike we have to do something to get real music literacy to the kids.

Best of luck to you on the next raffle!

Noel