By Graciella Oteto
Mason Times staff writer
The Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum had its monthly meeting Saturday afternoon at Bestsellers Books and Coffee at 360 S. Jefferson St. in Mason, Mich.
The MMUGS members playing at Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co. during their February monthly meeting.
Terry Hill, group leader of the MMUGS has been leading the Ukulele group since 2012, with Saturday being the group’s third anniversary. The ukulele, a small 60cm instrument created in 1879, is a four-string guitar of Hawaiian origin.
The uke comes in soprano, concert, tenor and and baritone. The MMUGS use their own songbooks, they provide ukuleles if needed, plus there is no cost to join.“I don’t like sports, I play the ukulele,” said Hill.
The MMUGS, who have been at Bestsellers for a year now, according to Laura Hill, wife of Terry, recently began playing for retirees and seniors at Green Acres of Mason once a month. The MMUGS come together and play two- to- eight- chord songs that are beginner friendly and fun for the experienced. With a new theme each month, during the next meeting on March 22 at 10:30 a.m. The theme will be Elvis Presley and Friends.