Ukulele Club Spotlighted at Rokerthon

Abigail Vitaliano | April 3, 2017

For his third annual "Rokerthon" weatherman and reporter for the Today Show, Al Roker, broke Guinness World Records with five college campuses. Loyola University Maryland was one of the lucky schools chosen.

Loyola was chosen to break the record for most individuals crab walking for two minutes straight. Simultaneously, Al Roker was to report the weather. During this time different student groups were allowed to perform.

The Ukulele Club was specifically asked to not only play on national television, but to go to the airport to welcome Al Roker to Baltimore. The club traveled to BWI with other student groups and played a few songs as Roker Walked off of the plane.

The atmosphere at the airport was electric. Students crowded Roker with a sea of green and loud sounds cheering about Loyola. This "Welcome to Loyola" was the epitome of school spirit.

Al Roker meets the Ukulele Club, Photos: Margaret Wrobleski '17

During this time, in good humor, Roker interacted with club members. He asked them a few questions, "How long until you all grow up and graduate to guitars?"

With the hype from the airport still living within the uke players, Rokerthon day was approaching. Only days after it's Relay for Life performance, the Ukulele Club was ready to take on it's biggest stage yet.

The Ukulele Club flawlessly performed on the Today Show and received high remarks from Roker, NBC, and members of the Loyola community. This was a crucial and important moment for the future of the club.

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