Welcome to the Delta Strummers, an amateur group of ukulele players based in and around Discovery Bay and the Brentwood, California area. We frequently play for senior residences, assisted-living homes, at churches, elementary schools, and clubs in the area in addition to our public concerts. Our music consists of Hawaiian, camp, folk, old-time tunes, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, spiritual and Christmas.
Under the leadership of Music Director, Ernie Macintyre, the group increased in size from 11 players in 2011 to 45 by the end of 2013, adding depth and breadth to our music and singing. We welcome newcomers to the group, so consider playing the ukulele and join the Delta Strummers.
Spring and summer 2014 Season
Our Spring 2014 season got off to a good start; In addition to a strong turnout at our practices, band members offered 30 ‘new’ songs for inclusion in our song book. Many of the songs have been reviewed and re-arranged by our Music Committee.
With 5 performances scheduled for the first half of 2014, the Delta Strummers are practicing hard. Click the Calendar link above to view our upcoming performances.
Fall and Winter 2013 Season
A busy new season, with new numbers introduced to our portfolio.
In October we played to a sold-out audience at Summerset-I, and in December we held 5 performances. A first for the Delta Strummers, we performed at 3 concerts with the Summerset Singers; One of these events was at El Campanil Theatre, another first for the Delta Strummers. We also performed for several senior living communities.
Spring and Summer 2013 Season
The Delta Strummers summer concert was held on June 2 at the Summerset IV Orchards Lodge. We performed to a packed venue, with latecomers finding standing room only. Read a concert review here.
The band performed for the Conference of East Bay Mayors at the Brentwood Civic Center on April 4. We also performed at several local senior-living facilities.
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, held on Tuesday afternoons, 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 click here.