Welcome to The Ukulele Society of Great Britain
The Ukulele Society of Great Britain exists to establish and promote an interest in
the playing of the ukulele and ukulele banjo in all their various styles and methods of presentation.
Since its formation in 1970, the USGB has worked to actively encourage the development of ukulele skills. We use a number of methods to pursue
this objective, some of which are mentioned below.
The Society is always looking for new ideas about how it can better promote the ukulele.
News: New Committee Appointments (27 Jul 2019)
Following the demise of our president, Malcolm Atkins, in April, the committee
has made the following new appointments:-
Malcolm Marsh moves from his current position as Vice-President to become the
new President of the Ukulele Society of Great Britain.
Andy Eastwood moves from his position as Chief Publicity Officer to become the new
Vice-President of the Society.
Our congratulations to Malcolm and to Andy.
Additionally, the vacant post of Secretary has been filled by James Spencer who will also retain his
responsibilities as editor of The Syncopator and as web master.
News: USGB Ukulele Band of the Year Contest (6 Feb 2019)
This year the Society is starting an annual contest to find the top ukulele band in the United Kingdom.
The contest is open to all amateur local groups and, in 2019, the judges will be:-
The Society has two conventions every year, in April and October, which are open to members and non-members. The conventions
are held in Digswell, just outside Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, and normally run from 10:30 am to
7:00 pm. [Conventions]
The Syncopator Magazine
Twice a year, the USGB publishes its own magazine called "The Syncopator". This is sent to all members of the Society
and includes an eclectic mix of articles, features, reviews and much more.
The USGB has its own Facebook page [FaceBook ]
members (many of them very skilled) post videos and tutorials as well as some interesting discussions, and its own YouTube channel [YouTube ]
with videos of memorable performances from
past USGB Conventions.
The core of the Society is its membership. To join the Society, go to the Membership page. [Membership]