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 one and only 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 60 members in the second half of 2014, 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.
Spring and Summer 2015 Season
Weekly rehearsals resumed on January 6th, with the band focusing on our May 2nd concert at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch (see below).
May 2nd Concert
Come join us as we share our joy of music and demonstrate the versatility of the ukulele including music from Vaudeville, camp songs, folk, gospel, Hawaiian, rock and roll, and old time foot stompers at the Delta Strummers’ concert on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch.
Click here to download the flyer for this event.
To order tickets, visit El Campanil’s website here and order your reserved seats ($15.00/ ticket).
Fall and Winter 2014 Season
We kicked off the Fall/Winter 2014 season with a new portfolio, including a number of ‘new’ songs. Included in the mix was a blues number, a first for the Delta Strummers. Five performances were scheduled this season, and the band practiced hard for our concerts.
With the addition of 10 new graduates from our beginners class, the band has grown to 60, with 50 showing up at our first practice of the season.
Our first concert of the season was held at Summerset IV on October 15th. The program included several new-to-us genres, and introduced the audience to the wide variety of music that can be played on a ukulele.
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.