Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ukulele Jam

Ukulele Salute
     .....  everybody look to the left
            everybody look to the right .....

and you will see 400 excitedly nervous children playing the ukulele in a 'Jam' at George Street Normal school.  We began with the ukulele salute which is done by putting the ukulele on our heads, and listened for the first song.

There was a band there and they joined in with the songs, playing Utana first.  It was really noisy with everyone playing at the same time.  We did heaps of songs and our favourite was Price Tag.  Courage volunteered to do the rapping part and there was one boy from Carisbrook School who was spectacularly good at rapping.

A few days before the Jam, we designed, coloured and decorated a ukulele to go in a competition.  Only two were chosen from each school and when we arrived, all the entries were displayed on the windows.  There were two Highlanders players who judged the top three.  Mya came second.  She won a movie and a voucher.

We all had a fabulous time at the ukulele jam and can't wait to do it again next year.


   .....     It's all about jamming, jamming, jamming
                    It's all about jamming, jamming, jamming
                    We just wanna make the world dance
                   Forget about the school work     .....

Planned, written, and edited by R6