Allandale Kids Ukelele club

By Rich Nielsen

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Allandale Kids Ukelele Club

Project 2015-03-02 17:41:00 +1300

Our Amazing, Awesome, Fantastic, Talented, Ukelele Super Kids NEED YOUR HELP!

Do you smile when you hear a Ukelele?

Does it make you think of summer holidays on the beach?

We have been running our club for 6 months and the musical talent that we have is incredible. This is their oppurtunity to learn to play music and they are making the most of it. We have 30 kids  between the ages of 5-10 each wednesday. They choose to give up their lunchtime to play the uke. We spend 15 minutes learning new things and then we have a MASSIVE, LOUD, AWESOME 45 minute JAM!

Everyone associates the ukelele with happy times and for some of these kids its sorely needed. Many are from hard working loving families where Private music lessons are beyond their finances. Providing an instrument to these kids will allow them to practice what they have learnt, and to take their awesomeness, and their smile home.

Make no mistake, our kids are success stories waiting to happen!

We are all about smiles, giggles and playing our ukes while we have our lunch together

We currently have no budget. I give my time each week and and the school lets us use their ukeleles and hall. Unfortunately I cant make enough ukeleles for all of the kids. It would be nice to have $1000 to buy each of our kids their own ukelele ($30) and give the remainder to the school as a koha for letting us use their hall. Just to be clear, We are not planning on giving ukeleles to every kid that shows up (For instance when it rains we have nearly 100 kids). They will never be turned away but ukes will only go to the kids that have been committed to learning music for no reward and who will truly cherish their instrument

 

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Updates 3

New Targets

20/03/2015 at 12:46 PM

Hi Guys

Seeing as we have been nailed with such an awesome response to our project we have been re-evaluating our goals. Im setting the new target for $4000 which will help us get the project into other schools, (Im sure we're not the only one with future superstars in need of a hand) along with getting us extras like replacement strings and publishing our songbook.

Our rewards are still available plus Im going to add one of my own. The person that puts us over the $3000 will get my personal soprano ukulele (Wave). The person who puts us ove $4000 will get my flame maple electric Tenor uke.up for grabs

WE MADE IT!!!!!!

17/03/2015 at 12:41 PM

Hi guys,

thanks to some massive pledges this morning we've made it! You guys are fantastic. There's going to be smiles for miles when I tell the kids tomorrow!

Anything we make now will go towards spare ukes for new kids and if we make enough we may be able to publish our own songbook!

Have an awesome day, to match your personalities!!!

Rich

Nearly half way!

15/03/2015 at 8:18 PM

WOW! we're nearly half way after only two days! Everyone must be sick of my constant Facebook updates and almost-spam emails! 

Thank you to our awesome, generous, handsome/beautiful, choice pledge makers. I can't help smiling and I can't wait to tell the kids when I see them tomorrow!

Be safe

Rich

    Pledgers 23

    Nick Vandermolen
    2015-03-21 15:53:22 +1300

    "Great work Richie! All the best to you and your little musicians! :)"

    Tania
    2015-03-17 21:03:56 +1300

    "Awesome work team, I hope you can play... "If you like a ukulele lady".... Looking forward to seeing your concert. Mrs D."

    Greg Standen
    2015-03-17 20:11:07 +1300
    stephen brown
    2015-03-17 19:19:06 +1300
    Elizabeth & Tom B
    2015-03-17 19:05:24 +1300

    "Well done, Rich. The children and families and Allandale are all very fortunate to have a person like you leading the way"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-17 14:23:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-17 12:22:37 +1300
    Julia Burrup
    2015-03-17 10:44:16 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-17 10:10:37 +1300
    Sam Byrne
    2015-03-17 10:01:45 +1300
    Vicki Harrison
    2015-03-17 08:43:05 +1300
    Glen
    2015-03-17 08:31:39 +1300
    James
    2015-03-16 22:32:58 +1300

    "Can they play freebird? Otherwise I'll also accept Bubble butt by major lazer"

    Shannon Burnand
    2015-03-16 21:58:05 +1300

    "Go little dudes!"

    Jordan Morris
    2015-03-15 23:40:26 +1300
    Jesse Thomson
    2015-03-15 23:35:41 +1300
    Sandy Pryde
    2015-03-15 17:41:13 +1300
    Brigette Davidson
    2015-03-14 20:53:14 +1300

    "Great work Rich- kids are lucky to have you!!!"

    Brett Wellington
    2015-03-14 20:37:28 +1300
    Shannan Ing
    2015-03-14 20:21:19 +1300
    Lisa Patterson
    2015-03-14 19:08:03 +1300
    Dennis Robertson
    2015-03-14 10:04:52 +1300
    Matt Turner
    2015-03-13 18:33:15 +1300

    "Great way to keep our kids engaged - hope they practising a good rock song!!!"

    Followers 7

    Followers of Allandale Kids Ukelele club

    Allandale Kids Ukelele Club

    Project 2015-03-02 17:41:00 +1300

    Our Amazing, Awesome, Fantastic, Talented, Ukelele Super Kids NEED YOUR HELP!

    Do you smile when you hear a Ukelele?

    Does it make you think of summer holidays on the beach?

    We have been running our club for 6 months and the musical talent that we have is incredible. This is their oppurtunity to learn to play music and they are making the most of it. We have 30 kids  between the ages of 5-10 each wednesday. They choose to give up their lunchtime to play the uke. We spend 15 minutes learning new things and then we have a MASSIVE, LOUD, AWESOME 45 minute JAM!

    Everyone associates the ukelele with happy times and for some of these kids its sorely needed. Many are from hard working loving families where Private music lessons are beyond their finances. Providing an instrument to these kids will allow them to practice what they have learnt, and to take their awesomeness, and their smile home.

    Make no mistake, our kids are success stories waiting to happen!

    We are all about smiles, giggles and playing our ukes while we have our lunch together

    We currently have no budget. I give my time each week and and the school lets us use their ukeleles and hall. Unfortunately I cant make enough ukeleles for all of the kids. It would be nice to have $1000 to buy each of our kids their own ukelele ($30) and give the remainder to the school as a koha for letting us use their hall. Just to be clear, We are not planning on giving ukeleles to every kid that shows up (For instance when it rains we have nearly 100 kids). They will never be turned away but ukes will only go to the kids that have been committed to learning music for no reward and who will truly cherish their instrument

     

    Comments

    New Targets

    20/03/2015 at 12:46 PM

    Hi Guys

    Seeing as we have been nailed with such an awesome response to our project we have been re-evaluating our goals. Im setting the new target for $4000 which will help us get the project into other schools, (Im sure we're not the only one with future superstars in need of a hand) along with getting us extras like replacement strings and publishing our songbook.

    Our rewards are still available plus Im going to add one of my own. The person that puts us over the $3000 will get my personal soprano ukulele (Wave). The person who puts us ove $4000 will get my flame maple electric Tenor uke.up for grabs

    WE MADE IT!!!!!!

    17/03/2015 at 12:41 PM

    Hi guys,

    thanks to some massive pledges this morning we've made it! You guys are fantastic. There's going to be smiles for miles when I tell the kids tomorrow!

    Anything we make now will go towards spare ukes for new kids and if we make enough we may be able to publish our own songbook!

    Have an awesome day, to match your personalities!!!

    Rich

    Nearly half way!

    15/03/2015 at 8:18 PM

    WOW! we're nearly half way after only two days! Everyone must be sick of my constant Facebook updates and almost-spam emails! 

    Thank you to our awesome, generous, handsome/beautiful, choice pledge makers. I can't help smiling and I can't wait to tell the kids when I see them tomorrow!

    Be safe

    Rich

      Nick Vandermolen
      2015-03-21 15:53:22 +1300

      "Great work Richie! All the best to you and your little musicians! :)"

      Tania
      2015-03-17 21:03:56 +1300

      "Awesome work team, I hope you can play... "If you like a ukulele lady".... Looking forward to seeing your concert. Mrs D."

      Greg Standen
      2015-03-17 20:11:07 +1300
      stephen brown
      2015-03-17 19:19:06 +1300
      Elizabeth & Tom B
      2015-03-17 19:05:24 +1300

      "Well done, Rich. The children and families and Allandale are all very fortunate to have a person like you leading the way"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-17 14:23:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-17 12:22:37 +1300
      Julia Burrup
      2015-03-17 10:44:16 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-17 10:10:37 +1300
      Sam Byrne
      2015-03-17 10:01:45 +1300
      Vicki Harrison
      2015-03-17 08:43:05 +1300
      Glen
      2015-03-17 08:31:39 +1300
      James
      2015-03-16 22:32:58 +1300

      "Can they play freebird? Otherwise I'll also accept Bubble butt by major lazer"

      Shannon Burnand
      2015-03-16 21:58:05 +1300

      "Go little dudes!"

      Jordan Morris
      2015-03-15 23:40:26 +1300
      Jesse Thomson
      2015-03-15 23:35:41 +1300
      Sandy Pryde
      2015-03-15 17:41:13 +1300
      Brigette Davidson
      2015-03-14 20:53:14 +1300

      "Great work Rich- kids are lucky to have you!!!"

      Brett Wellington
      2015-03-14 20:37:28 +1300
      Shannan Ing
      2015-03-14 20:21:19 +1300
      Lisa Patterson
      2015-03-14 19:08:03 +1300
      Dennis Robertson
      2015-03-14 10:04:52 +1300
      Matt Turner
      2015-03-13 18:33:15 +1300

      "Great way to keep our kids engaged - hope they practising a good rock song!!!"

      Followers of Allandale Kids Ukelele club

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/04/2015 at 7:00 PM.