“Escape to the Park” – Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra – “Escape to the Park” – Snowshoe hikes

 

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Beat the winter blues and Escape to the Park!  Custer State Park will be hosting the Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra, Saturday, January 21 from 1:00-2:00pm at the Visitor Center located at the intersection of Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road.  The orchestra will play a selection of popular music and end the program with an open invitation to audience members to try their hand at the ukulele.  The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra is a program of the non-profit Custer Area Arts Council.

Don’t forget our winter hikes and trail challenge; Escape to the Park snowshoe hikes take place Saturday, January 14, February 11, and Saturday, March 11.  Also note Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, March 18 on your calendar and watch for more programming information.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and can be purchased at the Park Office from 8:00am to 4:30pm during the week, or at the Visitor Center open from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information check the Custer State Park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CusterStatePark/ or contact the Park Office at (605) 255-4515.

Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra Give Sterling Performance At Way Park Summer Music Series

All Images – Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra founded in late 2013 by third generation Hawaiian Sheila Martin finally had a chance after two previous dates were rained out to perform. On Thursday evening the orchestra entertained an appreciative group of fans at Way Park as the final act in the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series. The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra performs music from the 17 century to current pop and is scheduled to perform at the Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival next weekend August 26-27, 02016.

Current members of  The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra:
Bert Fischesser
Sheila Martin
Hanna Honors
Emma Lee Holllick
Joyce Sutter
Janet Gardner
Juni Hill
Jackie Lubber
Susan Haeker
Mary Fechner

Also attending the performance were Patrick Baker South Dakota Arts Council Director, Jim Speirs Executive Director Arts South Dakota and Jared Carson Mayor Custer City.

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Sheila Martin leads the The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series, at Way Park Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Janet Gardner is in the zone at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series at Way Park, Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Hanna Honors plays lead ukulele at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series at Way Park, Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Patrick Baker South Dakota Arts Council Director and Robin Prior Custer Area Arts Council Board Member enjoy a pre-concert chat at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series at Way Park, Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The audience enjoys The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series at Way Park, Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The audience enjoys The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra at the final performance of the Custer City and Custer Area Arts Council 2016 Summer Music Series at Way Park, Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press