May Day Play Day 2015     Saturday May 16, 2015

This years theme is inspired by Dances Around The World

May Day Play Day 2014     Saturday May 17, 2014

 PERFORM YOUR TUNES FOR OTHER BANDS                                                         PLAY NEW SONGS WITH OTHER BANDS                                                               MEET  and PLAY WITH OTHER BAND MEMBERS IN A BAND SCRAMBLE               LEARN UKULELE SKILLS FROM FACILITATORS                                                     EAT GREAT HOMEMADE FOOD

This year's theme: Shoot For The Moon
Songs about or inspired by the moon


Funstrummers will be hosting the 

Strummin' Wonders of Woodbridge Manteca
River City Ukulele Band of Roseville
Strum Bums of Grass Valley
Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra of Columbia
Delta Strummers of Discovery Bay and Brentwood
Michelle Kiba Band of San Jose and Santa Cruz 

Facilitators: Stu Herried, Michelle Kiba, Dan Scanlan, Ernie McIntire,                        
Carla Marquart, Peg Reza, Lorrie Freitas

 Morning: Workshops and Band Scramble
 Noon: Potluck Finger Food Lunch                                                                      Afternoon: Band Performances and Play Along

 9:30 am to 4 pm Church of the Brethren 2301 Woodland Avenue Modesto
$25 for the day includes a songbook
Call 209-505-3216 for more information

A day to play ukulele ALL DAY


Morning Songs and mini workshops led by 
Dan Scanlan, Michelle Kiba, Lorrie Freitas, Mandalyn May, Peg Reza

Noon potluck (bring something you like to eat)
Afternoon Band Scramble with   
The Funstrummers                                                                                                            The Delta Strummers                                                                                              Michelle Kiba Band                                                                                                           The Chico Ukulele Club
Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra of Columbia
The Strummin' Wonders of Woodbridge                                                                         Other groups and individuals around Ukuleleland!!

$25 includes songbook 
Take home a book of songs and ukulele techniques

Sign up by sending an email to
Tell us how many will be in your party. 
Call 209-505-3216

Gift of a ukulele cleaning cloth for all participants

 Photos from May Day Play Day May 5, 2012

Some Mexican tunes were played on this ukulele painted like a Mexican flag


Smiling most the day away


Learning new tunes

Playing old familiar songs

Singing together

Delta Strummers

Michael's boat is a music boat

Fun to follow Michelle's great voice

Some drove a long way to far east as Reno

Norm and Dan played together for many years in Grass Valley

Michelle's songs are full of clever chords

Energizer Bunny Brook Adams 

Dan creating a tool box of ukulele techniques...but what?
Looks like a banjo, smells like a banjo, sounds like a.....

Michelle and her classy group

Enjoying the playing

Aye, Aye, Aye

Para bailar La Bamba

Lorrie's hat is a music hat

Terry is looped

Norm's fingers were numb at the end of the day

Some strange hombre's rode in

Allan El Rancho Grande

One serious student

One good lookin' Cinco de Mayo Freedom Rider

Ready for tamales

Ann said a Mexican party is not a party without a pinata

Jim works out his aggression

May Day Bandanas

Thank you for being a part of May Day Play Day 2012
We hope you come back May 4, 2013 for another Funstrummer Ukulele Play Day

      Pictures from May Day 2011: