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, elementary schools, and clubs in the area, in addition to our public concerts. Our music includes Hawaiian, Broadway, ragtime, campfire, folk, ballads, gospel, old-time tunes, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, rock and Christmas tunes.
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.
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 is a blues number, a first for the Delta Strummers. Five performances are scheduled this season, and the band practiced hard for our upcoming 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.
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.
Delta Strummers Picnic
Saturday, September 6th we held the Delta Strummers picnic in Summerset IV Park. Delta Strummers and their guests enjoyed good food catered by Kinder’s. A surprise cake was frosted with a group photo. Strummers brought along their ukuleles and entertained their guests.
Spring and Summer 2014 Season
Our Spring/Summer 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 scheduled performances in the first half of 2014, the Delta Strummers practiced hard. We had solid performances at several venues, including the last of this season at the Summerset II community in Brentwood. Click the Calendar link above to view our scheduled 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.
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 click here.
Navigating this site
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