Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS – pun pronunciation is to say eNVy-US) which includes an Ensemble and an Education Outreach Program was founded in November 2008 by a few enthusiasts around a coffee table. The Society is a no-dues membership club of folks who meet in person (now virtually) at least twice monthly to partake a ‘no blame, no shame’ environment to learn, play, and showcase the ukulele. We jam, play, and perform as an entire Society, small groups, or soloists. We welcome all to the membership — ages span 10 – 80. Occasionally, the Society’s Ensemble may perform on the open mic stage to showcase new songs they are working or to prepare for future performances. Only dues to stay a Society member in good standing is your time to sit, learn, and jam with us.
The Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble (NVUE), a component of the NVUS, performs regularly and have even been invited twice to perform at the 47th and 48th Ukulele Festival Hawaii. Locally they have been invited to perform multiple years at several venues like ViVA Vienna, an large non-profit focused on education; Reston Multicultural Festival; and Reston Town Center Holiday Showcase.
Our NVUS Sponsors include NOVA Music Center of Manassas, VA, Music Spectrum School for the Arts of Herndon, VA, House of Musical Traditions of Takoma Park, MD, and Shaka Time Aloha Wear of Honolulu, HI.
We are honored to be asked to provide a video for the Hill Ukulele Festival and thank the organizers.
Group Photo taken by David Bartell, NVUS Videographer.
For more information, please see us on our Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/Northern.Virginia.Ukulele.Society