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The Ukes have arrived!

posted Sep 2, 2014, 7:12 AM by   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 7:12 AM by Brice McIntosh ]

I am so excited to announce the newest arrival to our music room! Thanks to a generous $500 grant from North Country Federal Credit Union and $200 from our amazing Parent/Teacher Organization, Friends of HES,  we have been able to purchase 20 Makala dolphin and shark ukuleles from Advance Music in Burlington! The first ten were picked up this weekend and the other ten will arrive shortly. 

They look great, sound even better, and every student walking past the room is saying "Oooh! They're here!"   These will be used by all students in 1st- 6th grade at some time this year, but first we have to let them "marinate" in the room and get used to the different climate. They will have to be tuned a few times before they are ready for students! 

If you are interested in purchasing a ukelele, please support our local businesses and our local economy and contact Advance Music in Burlington at 800-660-8652. These instruments cost about $40-$45 each and are excellent - the "toys" you see in toy stores are just that - toys!