Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group
CBUG was founded some seven years ago in 2011. The original driving force was Paul Richards aided by a few enthusiasts. Paul has now moved on to other things. The Group has moved rapidly on from small beginnings and has increased its membership considerably. Today membership is over ninety with an average attendance at practice of forty to fifty players. CBUG adopted a constitution in 2014 see link which states our values and objectives. This constitution will be subject to amendment and updating in January 2018
We are a group that welcomes all ukulele players from the beginner to the more accomplished. From September 2016 we have had to introduce a waiting list for new members (see below). We have a wide repertoire of songs see link and use our practices to improve performance. CBUG is viewed as a group of friends with a common interest in playing the ukulele. We do not discriminate on the grounds Gender, Age, Race,Creed or indeed playing ability. It follows that our website and facebook page are positive vehicles that do not allow derogatory or offensive content.
One of our main objectives is to give performances that raise money for good causes locally. This means that we will perform directly for a charity without cost or where we charge a fee, this is passed on in its entirety. See good causes page.
PLEASE NOTE. We welcome applications from people wishing to join CBUG. We have to close membership from time to time to maintain balance within the club. when this happens we operate a waiting list. Anyone wishing to join is, in the first instance, invited to contact the Chairman, Ray Murphy. email firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01286 650261
We do not have a membership subscription as such. After receiving an invitation to attend practice, A player becomes a member on their third consecutive attendance at practice. Every member pays £1 sub at practice towards the running costs of CBUG. This is our only income. Membership ceases automatically if a player does not attend practice for three months. A person can rejoin thereafter on attendance and the payment of the practice sub. Members can often be members of other groups as well in the North Wales. The only expectation is that members retain their commitment to CBUG, attend practices and manage any conflicting interest.
Prospective members will be placed on a waiting list. They will be invited to attend practice at a suitable opportunity and can attain membership thereafter. This invitation is subject to the number of members attending practice There is the optimum number of players that can be accommodated and where practice remains a viable and productive event for everyone. We are also restricted by the size of the hall.