Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) is a Washington nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region.
Fall into SUPA!
- Sunday, October 9: Workshop & Ukulele Song Circle
- Join us for our monthly song circle, plus a special workshop by Arden Fujiwara.
- The theme of the SUPA workshop is Hawaiian Stylings. We will dive into common chord voicings found in Hawaiian music and explore on the surface why they work and how we can apply these voicings to come up with interesting arrangements. We will also take a look through some different strumming patterns that can help bring songs to life.
- Doors open at 1:00pm. Workshop $15 (1:15-2:15pm) which includes the song circle. Ukulele Song circle (after 2:15pm) only $3.
- Sunday, November 13: Workshop & Ukulele Song Circle
- Join us for our monthly song circle plus special guests, The Castaways, for a workshop. More details to follow.
- Sunday, December 4: SUPA Holiday Potluck, Open Mic, & Ukulele Song Circle
- Join SUPA for our annual Holiday Potluck festivities at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th St), complete with food, open mic, and song circle, while also celebrating our 14th anniversary (really in January, but we'll mix it all together). That's right, we'll be at a different location as well as the first weekend of December this year.
- Potluck - You can come in about 12:30pm to help set up tables, chairs, and food dishes. We don't have kitchen access, but we do have electricity (for crock pots or warmers). Please be "self-sufficient" with your tasty dish (serving spoons/forks, etc.). SUPA will provide cups, plates, and plasticware. We suggest you bring your own beverage, for yourself or to share.
- Open Mic - A signup sheet will be at the front door, and you get ONE shot at the stage (whether solo, duet, or backup orchestra) since this is one of our more popular activities. We want to be able to include everyone who wants to participate (which is usually a lot!). We'll start open mic at about 1:00pm, for you to enjoy music while you're eating food, and continue until about 3:00pm.
- Ukulele Song Circle - We'll start the song circle at about 3:00pm and continue for a couple hours. We need to finish by 5:00pm, break down, and clean up (volunteers?!).
All this fun for only $3 (to offset room rental).
- Saturday, December 10: Green Lake Pathway of Lights 2016
- Join SUPA for another year at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights for some ukulele holiday magic! The event is from 5-8pm, rain or shine, and our performance is TBA (stay tuned!).
- The "walk of lights" is lit up by luminaria that line Green Lake's pathway, and usually has as many as 10,000 people. Please wear warm clothes as it gets extremely cold next to the water. We'll have hand and feet warmers available. We'll be singing from the SUPA Holiday Songbook (PDF download).
- Sunday, December 11: AFECT Holiday Cruise
- SUPA has been invited again this year to play holiday music on the cruise supporting charities for those with developmental disabilities. The AFECT (Active Ferry Employees Charitable Trust) Holiday Cruise usually has about 700 passengers and cruises Elliott Bay for about 90 minutes. The cruise has moved to Sundays beginning this year to avoid traffic, ferry, and game delays. Stay tuned for more information.
Ukulele Events in the Puget Sound
- Below is a calendar of upcoming events in the Puget Sound region: SUPA song circles, events, and sponsored workshops, ukulele-related events and happenings, and workshops and classes. Click on an event for more details or information.
- Please note: All non-SUPA events are reported to us by those groups, and we rely on them to provide us updates. However, always verify with that group if the event is current or has been canceled.
Song Circle Locations
SUPA meets the 2nd Sunday of most months at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. We meet in the Lower Building (6615 Dayton Ave N - map). This is the old brick school on Dayton Avenue and not the wooden blue building on Phinney Ave. Parking is available in the lower lot (east) off 67th Street. Accessible entrance is on the east side of the building on Dayton Avenue.