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.
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:
Emma Lee Holllick