The Award winning Melstrum Ukulele Orchestra is a concert group that started performing in public back in 2011. Following the resounding success of our first gig at Thorpe Arnold, our booking numbers have risen steadily year on year, with appearances at many local events, festivals and private functions in and around Melton Mowbray, Oakham and the surrounding villages.
All of us have previously sung in choirs and/or performed in musicals and we bring our singing and, sometimes, our acting talents into our performances. One thing we all share is a
passion for playing the ukulele and for enjoying ourselves,
and, of course, entertaining our audiences as we sing! Our eclectic repertoire ranges from skiffle, country, pop and folk to anything else that takes our fancy, including the odd comedy number. We rehearse intensively each week to bring our programme of songs up to performance standard and to learn and develop new material.
Our appearances are in support of local charities and in 2017 we are collecting for Home-Start Horizons (Melton & Rutland)