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, 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.
Fall and Winter 2013 Season
Weekly practices resumed on September 3, 2013, following our summer hiatus. In addition to introducing new numbers to our portfolio, we have begun practicing for our upcoming concerts.
In October we played to a sold-out audience at Summerset-I.
Click the Calendars link in the menu above to view our performance schedule.
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 assisted-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 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 were well attended, and a number of folks graduated to the main Delta Strummers band. Classes resumed on September 3 with a new group of ukulele beginners and folks who needed to hone their playing 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.