Friends of Beaumont Park Ukulele Group

Welcome to the Friends of Beaumont Park - Ukulele Group

Formed in February 2013 for anyone over 55 and wishing to learn and play the ukulele, the Ukulele group meet in the Visitor Centre every Tuesday afternoon.

If you can play the ukulele and interested in joining us please contact 01484 301411 

We have a lesson with Ginette Eady, Musica Kirklees (Formerly Kirklees Music School), for one hour, tea break and a relaxing strum for one hour.

APPEARANCES

2017

10 November Berry Brow Methodist Church concert to raise money for church funds. 15 Ukulele players and David Pawson on accordion. 

21 October Holmfirth Music Festival 87% and winners of the club in Class 44 

12 October Brighouse Arts Festival - St Johns Church Rastrick, Ukulele Extravaganza - very well attended and lots of fun.  Thanks to Ray Lumb who organised it. 

2 September - Slaithwaite Spa Gala

13 June - Mount Pleasant Primary School afternoon concert

3 June - Fund raising summer ball for Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Meltham Golf Club. Organised by Joy (practice nurse Lockwood Surgery) raised over £1,000

6 May - Holmfirth Folk Festival Ukulele Jamorbee

16 February - Mrs Sunderland Festival at the Town Hall 1st place winning the Henry Leah Trophy 

2016

Friday 9 December 2016 - HEARTBEAT Christmas Party at Brighouse Cricket Club.  

Thursday 27 October 2016 Brighouse Arts Festival - Ukulele Concert at St John's Church, Brighouse.
Various ukulele groups played from around the area. Super venue. Thanks to Ray Lumb for organising the music.

Saturday 15 October 2016 winners of class 44 and the Director's Cup in the Holmfirth Musical FestivalHolmfirth Musical Festival 15 October 2016 

Tuesday 18 October in the visitor centre with our trophies from the Holmfirth Musical Festival.Tuesday 18 October with our trophies


9 July Southgate Threatre Honley - music night with Kirklees Music School African Drummers and Honley Sax Choir.

25 June United Reform Church, Mold Green charity event raised £732 towards a wheelchair bike for Jemiah’s Foundation (Supporting Disabled Children Non profit foundation). 

11 June New Mill and District senior citizens reunion at Holmfirth High School. £50 donation to Musica Kirklees (Formerly Kirklees Music School) - Gift of Music

25 February Mrs Sunderland Festival 1st place in Large Ensemble Class. 

Mrs Sunderland Festival Town Hall 2016

2015
20 December Lockwood Baptist Church Carol Service
12 December with the JoyBelles concert at Shepley Methodist Church
10 December concert NHS Retirement Fellowship New North Rd Baptist Church
7 December Christmas Social Grange public house, Grange Moor
November Lions Charity concert Holmfirth Civic Hall
October 2015 Holmfirth Musical Festival 1st in Ensemble Class

August 2015 - Almondbury Cricket Club

To assist the Almondbury Cricket club raise funds for a new roof, the FoBP Ukulele Group played a number of pieces for those lucky enough to attend a gloriously sunny afternoon. Photos courtesy of Linda Edwards and Yvonne Latawiec. 

Pictures of some of our Christmas Performances but read on as well

                  On stage at Castle Hill School - Dec 2014

                  FobP Ukulele - Christmas 2014

During term times, the sessions are led by Ginette from 2pm until around 4:30 and usually practice for our next concert with a refreshment break to give the fingers a rest and a chance to chat.

   Ginette - our leader Ginette

As our numbers swelled and experience grew, it became obvious that the membership would have differing levels of skills and a beginners class was formed for any new member or those who have been with us a while that wanted the extra practice. Led by Heather the lesson starts at 1:15pm before everyone gets together for the main session.

                  Shepley Concert

One of the advantages of the Ukulele is that whatever level of experience you have you can join in, either by strumming or playing the individual notes and Ginette's choice of music ensures that everyone can be included in these sessions. 

                            At The Grange

We are a friendly and sociable bunch.

                           Rehearsals