SWMS

WHO WE ARE

The Silver Strings Ukulele Ensemble is made up of 60 Grade 4 - 7 students from J.A. Laird school.

Students who volunteer to be a part of the ensemble attend practices at lunch and occassionally after school.

THE MUSIC

The Silver Strings play and learn a variety of musical styles including folk, rock n' roll, swing, and classical.

In addition to the ukeleles, the ensemble is made up of 3 double basses, a drum kit, 2 congas, and an electric keyboard to enhance the musical arrangements.

Many students in the group take turns on these instruments. This allows the students to experience and learn underlying parts of the music. It also builds an understanding of how different instruments help an arrangement fit together.

PERFORMANCES AND TOURS

The Silver Strings play local concerts and each year, a week long tour is planned. The tour is usually within the province of BC and takes the ensemble to other elementary schools, senior centres, and other community groups.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Details TBA