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Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I stay informed about the Orchestra’s performances?

Check out our calendar on our website, You will find listings for performances in our community and our rehearsal schedule.

How do I join the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews?

Easy! Come join us at rehearsal, check out our website and follow us on Facebook to find out what’s going on in our ukulele community!

How do I get access to the Orchestra’s music? 

Under "About Us" click/tap on "Become A Member of the Orchestra" link. Fill out online form. Once dues are paid, access to music will be available.


I don’t yet own a ukulele; can I borrow one?

Yes, you can check one out from the ukulele lending program at the Bay County Public Library. All you need is a Bay County Public Library card. The lending program is so popular, you may have to add your name to the waiting list.


I’m a beginner. What type of ukulele should I buy?

Good question! There are four sizes – ranging from smallest to largest - soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. There are many different brands, starting at around $40 and up. We recommend you visit a local music store and try out the various models to find one that fits your needs. Most players find that the concert size is comfortable and the best fit and sound for them.

Where can I take ukulele lessons?

There are many resources for learning to play ukulele, including the internet. Check out beginner tutorials on YouTube.


Where can I purchase a ukulele in Panama City?

Check out our local musical stores, Leitz Music downtown on Harrison Avenue. Leitz Music is a long-time supporter of the Orchestra’s community endeavors. You may also find what you are looking for on Amazon, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Mercari, etc. or directly on a manufacturer’s website.

I’m a beginner. Can I still become a member of the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews?

Absolutely! All skill levels are welcome, whether you are just starting out or are an advanced player. You will find members of the Orchestra are friendly and love to share their enthusiasm for the ukulele.

Where and when does the Orchestra practice?

Check out our Calendar page here or on Facebook.  UOSA usually meets every Wednesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bay County Council on Aging 1116 Frankford Ave. Panama City. From time to time, there may be a change in this schedule, so be sure and check the calendar on our website. During rehearsal, we learn new songs, and practice particular songs for upcoming performances.

Is there a fee to join? Yes.


What kind of music do you play?

We play all kinds of music! You name it and we have probably tried it, or are willing to do so.


How do I book a performance by the Orchestra?

Go to our Contact page or Facebook and send us a detailed message, such as date, time, location, how large a venue, whether it is indoors or outdoors.

Where can I learn more about playing ukulele?

Here's some of our favorite online sites that help us improve our playing skills: 

Play Ukulele by Ear - Free & private online lessons

Ukulele Hunt - Get Tabs, Chords, Lessons and Ebooks to make you a better player


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