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.
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 where they divide into three smaller groups and play in three locations. Several sub-groups perform for assisted living and retirement center residents, elementary schools, breweries, garden clubs, and various organizations at their breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings. (Click the Monthly Meeting event for details.)
Currently, PUG members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the Community Room at Gateway Mall (near the Food Court). It helps to know a few basic chords, but beginners are welcome to join in the practice as they can, and a couple members offer individual or group ukulele lessons. WE NOW OFFER A BEGINNER’s LESSON before every Monthly Meeting at 6pm and we have a New Beginner’s Group that meets on Thursdays (except on PUG meeting nights). Please see Events.