Langley Ukulele Camp 14th Year: COVID friendly and Successful!
During the week of August 17-21, 2020, the Langley Ukulele Association hosted a week-long uke camp for 60 children. COVID restrictions meant that enrolment was limited to 15 students per learning group in 4 separate classes. This event has always featured excellent teaching and these students were truly fortunate to have been taught by Senior Ensemble Director, Paul Luongo, Intermediate Ensemble Director, Elizabeth Zielke, long time community uke teacher, Mark Luongo, the incomparable Mr. Thomas, and internationally renown ukulele maestro and teacher, Mr. Peter Luongo.
With a desire to make the event safe for all participants, hand washing and sanitization occurred throughout the morning and a number of the children wore masks throughout the day. Long-time sponsor, Empire Music donated ukulele tuners so that each student could tune their own instruments and this year’s event focused completely on playing the ukulele (no singing this year).
The week culminated with each group providing a mini-concert for parents. Everyone observed physical distance guidelines as the presentation took place and each group showcased the skills that they had learned during the weeklong camp.
Thanks to the students for their attention and enthusiasm; to parents for supporting the program and the COVID guidelines, to the organizers and helpers for their time and commitment, and to the teachers for their excellent work presenting music instruction to these children.
Students aged 8 to 12 years old are invited to attend this camp that teaches students to learn to play the ukulele and sing.
Qualified teachers from of the Langley School District and The Langley Ukulele Association provide instruction. Participants who do not own a ukulele may either purchase or rent from the LUA and a T-Shirt and daily snacks are provided at no additional cost.
There will be a performance for parents and at the end of camp students may have the opportunity to participate in the Langley Ukulele Association’s after school ensemble program.
If you are interested in attending a future camp or have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.