Prescott Ukulele Group (PUG) started out with five members in 2011 under the direction of former Yavapai College music director Will Fisher. They played at the annual Prescott tradition, Acker Musical Showcase, that year, which generated a list of interested players that quickly grew to about 30 members by its second year and which continues to grow (nearly doubled as of January 2018).
The group plays for a variety of organizations around the Quad-Cities. They perform on a quarterly basis at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Center. Several sub-groups perform regularly for assisted living and retirement center residents, elementary schools, breweries, garden clubs, and various organizations at their breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings. Click the event page for details on PUG events. We even have one member who created an after-school ukulele program for elementary students in Chino Valley.
Currently, PUG members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Guacamaya’s restaurant in Prescott. It helps to know a few basic chords, but beginners are welcome to join in the practice as they can. You can read about Ukulele Lessons here. There is an informal meet up before every Monthly Meeting at 6pm to answer your questions about PUG.
If you are interested in participating in our group or wish to inquire about booking the Prescott Ukulele Guild, please visit our Contact page, or read our F.A.Q.s. Visit PUG on our Facebook Page, too!