Strumming up support

Brian Hibbitt with daughter Emma and grandson Thomas.
Brian Hibbitt with daughter Emma and grandson Thomas.

Brian Hibbitt wants to start a not-for-profit ukulele club in Merriwa for anyone who plays the instrument and wants to practise and share their knowledge with other members.

Mr Hibbitt said it would also be open to anyone who wanted to learn, with potential meeting time of 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursdays at the Jenolan Way Community Centre.

‘I have recently started to learn to play the ukulele and found that there isn’t a regular club north of Whitfords for ukulele players to learn and socialise,’ he said.

‘I’m hoping to start one based in Merriwa, so I’m trying to find out how many people would be interested in joining.’

Mr Hibbitt said it would be a family club, open to anyone aged six and up, and there would be a fee to cover venue hire, insurance and sheet music.

‘It will be a family friendly club dedicated to having good times socialising and promoting community involvement,’ the grandfather said.

‘The ukulele is one of the highest selling musical instruments in the world today; it’s small, cheap, easy to play and great fun.’

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ukuleleclubmerriwa or text 0422 405 021.