Our motto: Four strings, four fingers -- NO PROBLEM!
HISTORY of BUG
As of our first jam / meeting in January 2016, BUG is eight!
In late 2007 Jack Lawson and Earl Mullins met through a bulletin board about Hawaiian music (www.taropatch.net). Since there was no active ukulele group in Boise at that time, they decided to fill the void and start one. The very first meeting was held on the first Wednesday of January 2008. Jack has since retired and moved from the area, but BUG still carries on.
Meetings were first held in the conference room of Jack's office but we quickly outgrew the seating capacity (10) there. We next tried a couple of different local pizza parlors, which seemed like a good idea. It mostly worked and it was nice having access to pizza and beverages, but there were many times when we were crowded out by things like little league baseball meetings, large pizza parties, and sports banquets. Finally we approached the Meadow Lakes Village senior living center and in January 2010 we began meeting in the craft room on the assisted living side of the complex. Before long, attendance outgrew that room too and were graciously offered the use of auditorium space in the Main Lodge where we meet now. Starting in 2015 we began meeting in the upstairs chapel, which is acoustically nicer for our purposes than the main auditorium.
Here’s to more years of ukulele fun and success!