Victoria BC’s ‘Island Ukulele,’ a middle and high school honor ukulele performing troupe, will be serenading some Burien students on Monday, May 21.
At least two Burien schools will be hosting the troupe, including St. Francis and Highline High School (a third may be added, and we’ll update this post once that’s confirmed).
The group is an “honour ukulele ensemble based out of School District 61 in Victoria, B.C.,” according to its website. “Students in ‘Island Ukuleles’ receive instruction from qualified teachers with a background in ukulele. The students are introduced to music theory, and vocal and instrumental skills through the use of ukuleles, acoustic basses, and other percussion instruments.”
‘Island Ukuleles’ has been around for 30 years, and is comprised of students from kindergarten through grade 12 from 17 different schools in the Victoria area.
St Francis will have an all school assembly in the morning starting at 9 a.m., and the second performance will be for Scott Babcock’s guitar class at Highline High School.
These events are presented to the schools at no charge, thanks to planning and a donation from our friends at Burien Arts.
“It is just one more way that Burien Arts gives back to the community, with a special focus on education and multi cultural events,” said Lance Haslund, Treasurer.
For more info on the performers check out their website http://www.islandukulele.org.