HSS ʻUkulele Hui
by Carol Takafuji, Director
The Hawai‘i State Society of Washington, D.C. ʻUkulele Hui has been in existence for 20 years. The members meet weekly for not only for good music, food, and fun, but also the opportunity to learn to play on the versatile instrument, the ʻukulele and sing songs of different genres. Throughout the years, we have performed at many different venues and occasions in the metropolitan D.C. area. We have performed at fundraisers, multicultural programs, lū‘au for various organizations, etc. More than two-thirds of the performances are gratis. Promoting the interests of HSS and maintaining its mission statement, we are true ambassadors of the Society in promoting and perpetuating the culture of Hawai‘i in song and dance, spreading aloha spirit everywhere we go.
The members pay nothing for lessons/tuition. The only requirement is that you be a good standing member of HSS. Our advertising is through the HSS’s website, Facebook, HSS eNupepa, word-of-mouth, etc. Generated income has defrayed some of the costs of our uniforms throughout the years.
ʻUkulele hui musicians and dancers who participated in the Honor Flight of 80 veterans from Peoria, at National Reagan Airport. May 9, 2017.