UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF CMIT

The Ukulele Orchestra of CMIT will be the most innovative, lyrical, funny, and virtuosic music club to touch our CMIT family’s heart. The club accepts students who never play the ukulele or are beginners or never play music but don’t know where to begin. We will start to jam with beginners to advanced ukulele players __ introduce and practice chords. We will then invite expert uke and string players to join us in creating joy and friendship by singing, playing, and learning songs together during the quarantine. This club will also incorporate techniques on beating drums and other percussion instruments. Now here is your chance!

The club will meet every Monday, starting at 3-4 PM in October.

Please sign up with the link below. Hurry up; we have limited space. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbuyN2kruHmlbTFhtwyygZL0f7tVFm1EgXiUb8vO1OAPWtrA/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

CLUB NAME: UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF CMIT
CLUB SPONSOR: Gemma Clarke
CLUB SPONSOR E-MAIL: gclarke@cmitacademy.org
MEETING DAY(S) : Monday
MEETING TIME : 3-4 PM
MEETING FREQUENCY :  Mondays

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB?
The principal function of a ukulele club is to facilitate people playing music together, especially encouraging those that never thought they would play a musical instrument

 

CLUB DESCRIPTION
I am building a group to jam with beginners to advanced ukulele players—new uke players or who haven’t played uke much or recently. The whole idea is introducing and practicing chords and other concepts to new or less experienced uke players. I would also like to invite those expert uke and string players to join us in creating joy and friendship by singing, playing, and learning songs together, especially during the quarantine. I will also incorporate techniques on beating drums.

We will have 30 meetings to play the ukulele, and 20 songs to play with the audience at the end of the year.

This is the Curriculum for 30 meetings/days ukulele 30 days Ukulele Challenge

This is the Curriculum link for the 15 songs that students will learn for 30 meetings 15 songs for the 30-day Challenge  Curriculum

 

THE GOALS OF THE CLUB
1 Identify a music career in a student’s life
2 Read up on the composer, artist, or music era students studying to really understand the meaning behind the songs.
3 Art and music are basic human functions. Helps students understand that Humankind and art cannot function without one another. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE: 

How can this club support the school website and the school`s social media accounts?

  1. Weekly newsletter
  2. Promote CMIT through music fundamentals
  3. Perform either virtually or in-person for concert at the end of the year and publish

 

How can this club support school activities such as;

Spirit Week, BHM, Open House, CMIT club expo, etc?

Students will do performance

CLUB RULES/EXPECTATIONS

The list below the club norms and rules each member should follow:

  1. Students will observe a respectful environment through Zoom.
  2. Meeting every week
CLUB ANNUAL PLAN 
WEEK BRIEF PLAN OF THE MEETINGS
OCT 5-9 Setting Up the Ukulele
OCT 12-16 How to Hold the Ukulele
OCT 19-23 Chromatic Scale
OCT 26-30 How to read chord, chart, and Tab
NOV 2-6 Getting a clean sounding strum
NOV 9-13 One finger chords
NOV 16-20 Two-finger chords
NOV 23-27 Your first song and twitching chords
NOV 30-DEC 4 Playing three-finger chords
DEC 7-11 You are my sunshine – Play
DEC 14-18 Strum with style
DEC 21-25 Reading Tab – mary had a little lamb
JAN 4-8 Adding a strumming pattern
JAN 11-15 Adding a Chuck to the strum
JAN 18-22 Happy birthday Tab
JAN 25-29 Ode to Joy
FEB 1-5 Love me tender
FEB 8-12 Twinkle twinkle
FEB 15-19 C, D and E major scale
FEB 22-26 Finger style PIMA
MAR 1-5 Strumming pattern
MAR 8-12 Have you ever seen the rain – song
MAR 15-19 Half barre Chords
MAR 22-26 Music Theory – Roman Numerals
APR 6-9 Stand By me – song
APR 12-16 Moving around the fingerboard
APR 19-23 Four Chords, many songs
APR 26-30 Piano man – song
MAY 3-7 Somewhere over the Rainbow
MAY 10-14 30 Day song challenge
MAY 17-21 30 Day song challenge
MAY 24-28 30 Day song challenge