Funstrummers have a cadre of new rousing events we are looking forward to in  2019.  Come and share the music with us. 


               WE ARE PURELY ACOUSTIC

 

This gig was definitely enhanced by the enthusiasum of the activity director who welcomed us, took our picture and stayed to laugh and sing with us.  Activity directors do a great job and we appreciate their help and how they support seniors in wholesome wellness activities!!

At the Barking Dog Grill for a Fundraiser for International Women's Day and Stanislaus County Commissiion on Women's Scholarship Fund for Women.  Only spontaneous and creative women applied for this gig.   

 On the road again taking the travel songs to Turlock.  Pizza and salad bar and a fun group of seniors made the cold windy afternoon fly by.  

It ain't easy being green but somehow a challenge doesn't stop the Funstrummers. They'll be green in and around the month of March starting with Peg 'O My Heart and ending up in a Rattlin' Bog. 

Here are some Funstrummers singing a song about "a quarter to four" at a quarter to three.  Believe or not this is how some people have fun in retirement:  meet every Friday afternoon at 2pm at a local senior residential home and sing with a ukulele, laugh, share stories, reminisce, make stuff up, be playful but not too silly, go home happy.  

  Full of confidence from a morning of practicing, full of    enthusiasm and anticipation, full of Mimi's soup and          salad and ready for whatever the next hour would            bring. 

  There was a chilly, cold wind under gray skies when we  were swept in the door.  Soon the cases yeilded  their promising contents, the hats gave a clue about the  first song and the notes rang out immediately sending warmth and light to recipients around the room.  

   We enjoy a small gig in a small room filled to the brim  with eager participants who sing along.  They enjoyed our St Louis woman with her diamond rings and store bought hair. 

 Sometimes it's surprising that so many people have heard about the Funstrummers who are known mostly for making fun with music. 

   "Thank you for coming here and bringing us joy," said the lady in the soft blue dress.  She enjoyed the cookies too. 

   One of our "Aloha" friends was eager for our return to his  residence so he could give us each a lei he had purchased for us.   He was also wearing the hat Bob had given him.  

   Making life exciting for others, their days and our  days.  

We are so fortunate to have our bass player as part of the band.  She keeps a great beat for us and fills up the room with deep rich tones from her 100 year old 3/4 bass.  

  Traveling around the county singing songs about traveling around the country.   Catch us if you can.  

Coming Funstrummer Events

MARCH 27, 2019 WEDNESDAY

Jack Douglass Saloon,

Columbia Music from Route 66 at 1pm. 

 

APRIL 7, 2019

SUNDAY

Lobby of the Gallo

pre-concert music for 

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian 

Gallo Center for the Arts 3pm

Downtown Modesto

 

APRIL 13, 2019

SATURDAY

Deva's Restaurant on J Street near 12th from 10 to noon.  

 

APRIL 29, 2019

Peddlers Faire in

Knights Ferry

 

MAY 8, 2019

Joint music adventure with the Good Time Accordion Band in Escalon.

 

MODESTO

FARMERS MARKETS 2019

May 4

June 1 Grafitti Music

July 11

August 29

September 21

October 24

Rock and Roll

Market Tunes

Variety

 

JUNE 8, 2019

Barking Dog Grill 

11th Street Modesto

Grafitti Rock & Roll

Saturday, June 8

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Alzheimer's Walk 

Enslen Park at 

Morris & Enslen

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

AnnualAnniversary Party

Friday at 7pm

Trinity Presbyterian

1600 Carver Road

Modesto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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