Our Summer Festival was a smashing success.  Thank you to all who attended and to our instructors - James Hill, Anne Janelle, Jim D'Ville, Mark Jackson, Jane Jelbart, Del Rey, Aaron & Nicole Keim, Debbie Korn and our very own Tina Hebner.  We also wish to thank our sponsors - Tapistry Music (White Rock, Vancouver), Empire Music (Vancouver), Wentworth Music (Vernon), Long & McQuade (Kamloops), Lee's Music (Kamloops).  We also appreciate the many volunteers who helped to make everything run smoothly.  We look forward to our next festival and hope to see all of you again next year!  To view photos of the Dragon Gifts for the instructors, please click on this link:   Dragons    More photos of the Festival will be posted soon.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops (UOK) would like to welcome to you our web page. If you enjoy music, singing and would like to play the ukulele, we encourage you to visit our group and see for yourself how much fun the ukulele is.

It is not necessary to have a knowledge of music, nor do you need to own a ukulele, although many people have one as a souvenir of a visit to Hawaii. Local music stores rent ukuleles for a modest price and the purchase price is also reasonable.

The UOK group has many members who have a very good knowledge of music and some play more than one instrument. We also have some who are absolute beginners so if this sounds like you, have no fear, we have a few volunteer mentors who will help you get started.  For more information about our  beginner lessons please go to "Contact Us".
   We endeavor to increase our knowledge and ability with the ukulele by hosting workshops and bringing in instructors with a wide variety of experience.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops enjoys sharing their music with others and are very active in the community.  There is no obligation to perform, but once you see how much the audience enjoys the music it makes it easy to do so. 

Why play the ukulele?

  • The ukulele is a very social instrument, people enjoy getting together to play and sing.
  •   Kamloops has a fun-loving and active ukulele group as do most cities.
  • All around the world you will find ukulele groups who regularly meet together.  So if you enjoy traveling and meeting people, be sure to take your ukulele with you. 
  • Music is good for your health, the ukulele will improve your mood!
  • The ukulele is a very versatile instrument and used in many music genres.
  • The ukulele is easy to play.
  • You do not have to read music to play the ukulele.
  • It's a happy instrument and quickly brings smiles to people's faces.
  • It's a great way to meet new people.
  • People are fascinated with the uke. 
  • Children love it.
  • Because it is small it's a good instrument to collect.  Most players are not satisfied to have just one ukulele.
  • For more reasons to play the ukulele check out    http://ukulelemovement.com/101-reasons

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