How to start a ukulele club in your city?

Ukulélé Club Tahiti
Want to start your own ukulele club in your town? You tell yourself that an ad posted all over the place on social media could help you. It can work, but the young club still has to manage to retain new members over the long term. Check out the top tips for building a solid ukulele club.

Building a good foundation for the future ukulele club

Most ukulele clubs we know have a different hierarchy. But their leaders agree that it takes a strong leader at the top for the club to have any chance of enduring. A number of clubs have chosen the “office” approach. This hierarchy model is strongly recommended if you plan to apply for association status under 1901 law for your club. In addition, the board is made up of 4 people: the president, the vice-president, the secretary and the treasurer. They take care of the administrative aspect and largely ensure the organization of the monthly meeting circles. The board usually meets quarterly to review annual and monthly meeting schedules, suggest and hire workshop presenters, etc.

Attract new ukulele club members

Now that you have built the foundation for your ukulele club, it is time to continue the work of seeking out interested members. Social networks remain effective. There you will find a multitude of profiles interested in the ukulele. You just have to narrow the search box to your city. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, MeetUp, etc., there are many social platforms that you can take advantage of. At Upa Upa Tahiti, we chose Facebook to create our group "Ukulele Club Tahiti" because it is the most used network in Tahiti. Besides social media, if you have the means, you can create a special club website. After finding out about you on social media, people will want to find out more about the club before joining. In this, nothing beats a good quality and well referenced website. This gives a more serious side to your project. You can post photos of club meetings, club calendars, tips, and more. Integrating into surrounding communities can also work. So think about establishing a partnership with local libraries, party rooms, bars to be able to organize workshops there, for example. This kind of activity helps to broaden the visibility of your ukulele club in your city. It makes it possible to establish a direct relationship with the participants who are therefore potential new members.

Social actions of the ukulele club

The main mission of a ukulele club is to allow people to make music together. Above all, it serves to encourage those who think they cannot play an instrument. You can donate to local charities. You can also help the elderly, needy children and the homeless in your community. At the same time, don't forget to share your passion for the ukulele and music in general. Don't forget to participate in festivals and other cultural events in your city!

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