The History of the Las Cruces Ukes
|Las Cruces Ukes founders Cheryl|
Fallstead, Roger McCandless,
and Kelle Hoskins in 2015.
As the group improved under Bob's guidance, members (specifically, Bob Hale!) asked when they would be performing. Cheryl contacted local retirement communities offering performances. The first was held at the Village at Northrise on June 18, 2014. Since then, they have performed over 30 concerts everywhere from senior facilities to luaus and art gallery openings to the big stage of the Rio Grande Theatre, as well as at NMSU's Aggies in Paradise event and way up on a mountain in El Paso at the Aerial Tramway. (Check the Performance History page to see where they've been).
The most recent additions to the Las Cruces Ukes "family" are our Kids Club and Teen Club. They both launched in March 2016 and are helping spread the love of ukulele to folks of all ages. We look forward to the day when the younger players will be performing with the adults!