Pacifica Ukes ukulele ensemble from Campbell River is a unique musical
group which has earned a reputation both locally and abroad for their
versatility and quality of their musical performances. The ensemble
is comprised of two groups, a younger Junior "A" Ensemble with
students from grades 6-8, and a Senior "A" Ensemble with students
from grades 9-12. In total, there are approximately 30 students involved
in the Pacifica Ukes "A" program. In addition, a "Junior Strings" group for students in grades 4-5 has
been established in 2012 to facilitate entry into the Pacifica Ukes program.
Amanda performs her own song at the year-end concert.
"A" groups have performed extensively at local schools and various
public events and venues throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower
Mainland. The Senior "A" Ensemble has made its mark in the musical
world, playing to audiences at the B.C. Festival of The Arts, the
B.C. Ukulele Conference, Kelowna School District Music Festival, and
at the Pacific Basin International Music Festival in Hawaii. To its
credit, the group has released three audio cassettes and
four CDs, the latest album released in April 2013.
Seniors perform at Ukefest 2007.
performance presents the audience with a diversity of musical selections
from traditional Hawaiian to Classical and Contemporary, including
Jazz and Pop styles. This diversity makes the Pacifica Ukes a highly
versatile group with wide audience appeal. Balanced with additional
accompanying instruments, the group offers a subtle blend of delightful
light entertainment for audiences young and old alike!
Pacifica Ukes perform at Kona International Mall in Kailua, Hawaii.
Pacific Ukulele Association
Pacific Ukulele Association is a non-profit society from Campbell
River. It's purposes are:
1) To provide an opportunity for students
to grow musically and personally by participating in ukulele performance
2) To promote, foster and maintain a high quality of music
and musicianship, and,
3) To promote community awareness of the ukulele
program by encouraging the student groups to perform often for community
events and organizations. The group performs as the Pacifica Ukes
from Campbell River.
Montana plays the 'uli 'uli shakers at the year-end concert.
The "Pacifica Ukes" are young students from the Campbell River school district, ranging in ages from
9 to 17 years. The ensembles are "honour" groups, and students are
selected through an audition process based on their musical skills
on the ukulele and voice. The "Pursuit of Excellence in Music" is
the motivational driving force for these eager and talented young
musicians and sets the standard for others to follow.