11 a.m. Demonstration
On Saturday March 28th Dover Uke Heads had their first experience as a participant in an all-day festival or fair. The Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness Fair was an all-day event which was FREE to the public.
Participating organizations, business and hobby/recreational groups manned tables covered with their equipment, information pamphlets, books, samples, flyers, banners, posters, callenders, stickers, fridge magnets and promotional gizmos from bells to whistles. :-)
Our table had music books, ukuleles, small yellow flyers, Cat’s scrap book, a binder of DUH’s own Song Book, a few of our shirts for sale, and a clip-board for collecting new names and emails for interested parties. We started our set-up at 8:38 and were already noodling and playing songs by 9:30. Thank goodness the Llama Bean Café was there to provide java!
I have to hand it to our members, like Bill, who showed people who took flyers how easy it could be to learn to lay ukulele with us, by showing them chord boxes and music sheets, and talking about our location and times of play. Peter actually was interviewed by a woman with a television camera but I didn’t catch the station, sorry! And everyone else really did a great job of promoting our group’s virtues and how music can help you in your life. You don’t have to be an athlete or a musician to learn how to play the ukulele, you just need to be willing to learn!
One of our members had to wear more than one “hat” at the Fair, but only the one t-shirt. And of course, Rick may have become a little bit confused…. at the North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers table…. or was that Pregnant or Breastfeeding….? Or playing ukulele for Dover Uke Heads’ table? LOL
We also performed twice at the Wellness Fair’s demonstration area. We kicked off the fair at 11:00 a.m. and rang it out at 2:30 p.m. til 3:00. So a big thank you to our early morning crew and our afternoon rescuers! Evelyn, Sandy, Rick, Peter, Bill, Lydia, Lynn, Dick Pearson, Gerrie, Barb and Ben. I also want to thank Rick for making the registration forms possible for us to get by email, and Teresa for taking pictures of us during demonstration! Aloha!