Welcome to the Delta Strummers
Welcome to the Delta Strummers, an amateur group of ukulele players based in and around Discovery Bay and the Brentwood, California area. We are the East County’s leading ukulele band. We frequently play for senior residences, assisted-living homes, elementary schools, and clubs in the area, in addition to our public concerts.
Under the leadership of Music Director, Ernie Macintyre, the group has grown to around 60 members, adding depth and breadth to our music and singing. We welcome newcomers to the group, so consider playing the ukulele and joining the Delta Strummers.
Photos from our various performances can be viewed by clicking the Photo Gallery link in the menu above. Videos of a number of performances can be viewed on You Tube by browsing to www.youtube.com and searching on ‘Delta Strummers’.
Ukulele holiday season
Rehearsals are underway for our holiday season performances at venues including an assisted-living facility and a school.
Fall 2016 concert
On Friday, October 21 the Delta Strummers performed at a sold-out concert for residents of the Summerset IV community in Brentwood, CA. There was an infectious energy in the band, which was reflected by an enthusiastic and participative audience. The performance included a number of ‘novelty’ instruments, including banjoukes, harmonica, gut bucket, Jews harp, washboard, and accordion. The band demonstrated the versatility of the ukulele by playing music from a variety of genres, including folk, blues, pop, R&B, pop ballad, rock & roll, mento, Hawaiian, patriotic, show tunes, & gospel.
Spring 2016 Ukulele Revival concert
On Sunday, April 17 the Delta Strummers held their Ukulele Revival concert for an appreciative audience in the community of Rossmoor, CA at their beautiful Event Center. Our program included numbers from various genres, including ragtime, folk, blues, Hawaiian, rock and roll, and old time foot stompers. Hawaiian numbers featured Hula dancers Diane Korsten and The Lozier dancers.
Click the Calendar tab in the menu above for dates and locations of performances scheduled for 2016.
Breakout groups and soloists
Beginning in 2015, our performances have featured several ‘breakout groups’, or small groups of musicians/singers performing one or more songs. These groups include ‘The Garage Band’, ‘The Back Row Band’, ‘The Office’, and ‘The Ah Capellas’. Several band members are also featured in solo renditions of some songs (playing &/or singing), with the backing of the band. Another featured breakout group, ‘The Banjoukers’, is a subset of the band playing banjo ukuleles (banjoukes) on appropriate numbers.
Our weekly group practices are held on Tuesday evenings at Summerset IV in Brentwood.
We offer beginning ukulele lessons, led by our Music Director, assisted by a few of our experienced players. Classes are well attended, and participants are able to transition to our main playing group as they achieve some basic skills.
If you wish to learn to play the ukulele, or merely wish to enhance your playing skills, click the Contact Us link in the menu above.
To download the latest edition of the Delta Strummers newsletter, visit the Newsletter link in the menu above.
Navigating this site
Roll your cursor over the menu under the image at the top of the page and explore the links to numerous ukulele-related pages.