Photo courtesy of Julia D'Agostino
Abigail Vitaliano | April 3, 2017
The Loyola Ukulele Club had the privilege of performing at Loyola's annual Relay for Life on March 25, 2017. The event was executed by Loyola students fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
The event included a wide variety of performances from different student groups on campus including: Loyola Dance Company, Belles and Chimes, Unleashed Step Team, and other fun acts in between.
In order to successfully play it's first event, the Ukulele Club tirelessly practiced in preparation. The group extended Sunday rehearsals and added more meeting times into the schedule.
This event was the Ukulele Club's first real performance in front of a crowd. At 12:15 a.m., ten members from the club performed Twenty One Pilot's House of Gold, Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling in Love, and Jason Mraz's I'm Yours.
The group ended the performance with an interactive session. Ukulele members went into the crowd and taught the audience four basic chords. After some time, much of the crowd could strum a basic pattern.
By the end of the late slot, the Ukulele Club was very proud of it's performance. The club president, Ryan O'Leary '18 stated, "I am looking forward to future gigs, it's an exciting time to be a Loyola ukulele player."