The Golden Isles Strummers Band
How did you all begin this extraordinary community band?
It started about three years ago when Sue bought a ukulele and talked Cathy and Ron into joining her to jam along with ukulele YouTube videos. It was a lot of fun. Cathy, who had never played a musical instrument in her life, was starting to get good at it. Soon, many of our friends were curious about the instrument, and slowly over the course of time, they decided to join the group and learn to play. We finally got up enough courage to go public and started performing for community groups, churches and assisted living facilities. We became relatively successful in our musical circuit but realized it was probably because we played for free, which is part of our mission: To learn to play a simple instrument, have fun and provide free community entertainment. We now have more than 60 members in our group.