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 35 by the end of 2012 (currently 39), 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.
Ukulele Spring and Summer 2013 Season
The Delta Strummers summer concert will be held on June 2 at the Summerset IV Orchards Lodge.
The band recently played for the Conference of East Bay Mayors at the Brentwood Civic Center on April 4.
Meanwhile we have performed at several local assisted-living facilities.
Click the Calendars link in the menu above to view our performance schedule.
Summer and Fall 2012 Concerts
Our May and October concerts at Summerset IV and III communities were successful events. The programs were designed to introduce the community to the wide range of music that can be played on the ukulele, and to engage the audiences by encouraging them to sing along on some of the numbers.
Our weekly group practices are held on Tuesday evenings at Summerset IV in Brentwood. Practice resumed, following the Christmas hiatus, on January 8, 2013.
We offer beginning ukulele lessons, led by our Music Director, assisted by a few of our experienced players. Classes are held on Tuesday afternoons, and participants are able to transition to our main playing group as they achieve some basic skills. The Spring classes recently completed, and a number of folks graduated to the main Delta Strummers band. Classes resume in the Fall.
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.