Sacred Heart Grade 4 and 5 students

Sacred Heart Grade 4 and 5 students

Sacred Heart students play songs with the GadZukes in Williams Lake

Grade 4 and 5 a Sacred Heart school played ukuleles at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Students in Grade 4 and 5 at Sacred Heart school, together with their music teacher Michael Butterfield and classroom teacher Tanya Iachetta, joined the regular Wednesday morning session of the GadZukes ukulele group at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The students alternated their chairs with the GadZukes members, doubling the size of their regular gathering.

Together they tuned their ukes and played many songs for the next hour and a half.

From Big Rock Candy Mountain to I’m Yours, everyone strummed and sang, filling the room with much music and lots of laughter.

The shared experience dissolved the age difference although one observant student noted, “You all wear glasses!”

At the end of the session young and not-quite-so-young shared refreshments before the students walked back to their school.

The GadZukes would like to thank Butterfield and Iachetta for bringing the students to the arts centre.

GadZukes welcomes anyone in the community to join their Wednesday sessions at the Arts Centre.

The group meets weekly from September to June from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bring your ukulele and have some fun!