Congruence for Humankind musical event to raise funds for DUkes
SPRINGFIELD, MO. On the 30th of April 2015, DUkes, Drury University’s Ukulele Club, will host a musical event dubbed ‘Congruence for Humankind’ to raise funds for the club’s upcoming trip to Japan in August.
The aim of this musical event is to create a connection between love and music using unique music played on the Ukulele. DUkes dedicate this event to the harmony of humankind throughout the world regardless of racial, cultural or gender barriers.
The event will be held in Downtown Springfield 106–117 Park Central Sq. Springfield, MO 65806 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Entrance to the event is free and attendees are encouraged to contribute some money towards the club’s trip to Japan in august. This event is generously sponsored by Dr. Maxson, DUkes’ founder and campus advisor.
The DUkes, meet every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm at Big Mama’s Coffee and Espresso Bar, 217 E to play the Ukulele, give presentations and drink coffee. The club performs on campus, in the local churches, community groups and schools. The group also performs the national anthem at Springfield Cardinals games. Everyone is welcome to join the club and it is free, all one needs to do is attend the meetings regularly.
DUkes have been selected by Springfield’s mayor Bob Stevens to visit Isesaki in Japan via Springfield’s Sister City Association. This invitation gives the club an opportunity to spread love, joy, peace and harmony to the entire world using their ukuleles.
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Drury University has had to reduce the amount of funds it allocates to clubs due to a decrease in the amount of funds available for these allocations. “I understand funding cuts. I’m on faculty here. They are real and they affect everybody,” said Maxson. The DUkes have been affected by these budget cuts and that’s why they are hosting this event so as to raise additional funds to cater for their travel to Japan.
DUkes club provides a sense of family and belonging to all its members. It is this warmth, joy, love and piece that the club wants to spread during the musical event. All Drury students, staff and the entire Springfields community is invited to share with DUkes this wonderful things during the event.
Dr. Maxson believes that it is impossible to be unhappy when playing the Ukulele, he goes ahead to assert that "It's impossible to play an unhappy song. Even sad songs sound happy on the ukulele." This is the kind of joy and happiness that the club wants to take to Japan. Help them by attending the musical event and donating some money towards their trip. You will get to share the warmth , joy and happiness that they give not only here in Springfields but also in Japan.
Drury is an independent University, church related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community. For more information, visit www.drury.edu/strategicplan.