IN LATE 2003 A FEW OF THE FRIENDS WHO GATHER AT THE KIND GRIND COFFEE SHOP AT SANTA CRUZ'S HARBOR BEACH EACH DAY TO LAUGH AND JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME, DECIDED THEY NEEDED TO ADD SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING INTO THEIR LIVES. THEY HAD GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER VERY WELL SINCE THE YEAR 2000 AND ENJOYED EACH OTHERS COMPANY. THEY NOT ONLY GATHERED TOGETHER IN THE MORNINGS BUT GOT TOGETHER FOR MOVIE NIGHTS, POTLUCKS AND TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS. BUT SOMETHING WAS MISSING...... THEN THEY HEARD ABOUT A BIG GROUP OF UKULELE PLAYERS WHO MET AT BOCCI'S CELLAR ONCE A MONTH . THERE WAS NO STOPPING THEM. MUSIC WAS WHAT WAS MISSING IN THEIR LIVES! THEY PURCHASED UKES OR GOT THEM OUT OF OLD DUSTY STORAGE BOXES. HAWAIIAN SHIRTS WERE PULLED OUT OF THE BACK OF CLOSETS AND A LEI COLLECTION GOT STARTED. THEY TOOK UKULELE LESSONS AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS AN EASY INSTRUMENT TO LEARN. THEY HAD LOTS OF FUN AT BOCCI'S BUT DECIDED THAT THEY NEEDED MORE!!!! SO SINCE MOST OF THEM LIVED NEAR THE BEACH, THEY TOOK THE NAME FROM THEIR COFFEE GROUP AND BECAME THE SONS OF THE BEACH UKULELE BAND!

THEY STARTED MEETING EVERY WEEKEND. EACH SATURDAY MORNING 10-12:00 - RAIN OR SHINE - THERE THEY ARE - ON THE BEACH HAVING THE GREATEST TIME. A BRAND NEW PLAYLIST OF 20 SONGS - MUSIC FROM THE 60'S, 70'S - LOTS OF BEATLES, FOLK, ROCK AND AN OCCASIONAL HAWAIIAN SONG THROWN IN. THEY'VE ADDED DRUMS, A BASS, MARACAS AND THE BANDLEADER KEEPS THEM IN TIME WITH A TAMBOURINE! LEIS FOR EVERYONE TO WEAR AND KIDS IN THE AUDIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO EITHER DANCE TO THE MUSIC OR SHARE THE BAG OF NOISEMAKERS. EVERY OPPORTUNITY THEY CAN FIND TO PLAY, THEY WILL. THE APTOS 4TH OF JULY PARADE, CHRISTMAS LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, SANTA CRUZ HARBOR OPEN HOUSE - THEY'RE THERE! THE GROUP HAS GROWN TO CLOSE TO 65 PEOPLE ON SOME DAYS - JUST BY WORD OF MOUTH OR PEOPLE WANDERING BY. EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WELCOMED - NO RULES, NO REGULATIONS, NO DUES - JUST PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND "MAKING MUSIC WITH THEIR FRIENDS". - THE SON'S OF THE BEACH UKULELE BAND! COME ON DOWN TO THE HARBOR BEACH IN SANTA CRUZ AND HEAR THEM!
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