093015: We’re at the campbell Hall This Friday


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana!

Hope you’re all doing well so far. We’ll be meeting at the  Beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday, 6:30p – 9:30p. BYPotLuck, BYOGear (music stands, lights, chairs will be provided) and of course BYAloha to share with everyone else. Btw, we’re in need of a Bass Player for Friday night, if you’re available please email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws . We had another busy weekend last week, helping out with Marissa’s ZBC Fundraiser, see below. Mahalo Rev. Chip for hosting us once again!  A Hui Hou!

Also want to remind you all about the upcoming Fundraiser for the Victory Red Oak Ship. See Debbie and Jon Cyr’s email below for details:

Hello Del and Linda,

Getting things together for the pancake breakfast on the Red Oak Victory,
Sunday October 11, 2015  9-11am we’ll get there at 830am eat then play and tour the ship.
My plan is to have PA system in place and we can just plug-in and play…
Can you give me a list of 6 songs you can lead maybe Hawaiian if some HULA dancers can come…
(I chose our favorite hulas: Red Hibiscus and Koke’e)
Then I will come up with 6 songs to lead …And the leader of Lamorinda will come up with 6 songs..
We will all sit/stand together and play together I will make song sheets/Books for everyone…
So glad UFOhana can be part of this fundraiser,


Please let me know if you’ll be participating October 11th at the Victory Red Oak event. 
Click the image below to access the Victory Red Oak Museum Site.

Below, Friday Kanikapila at UFO HQ… click images below to access the albums . . .

1-092515 UFO HQ Kanikapila

Then we helped out at the Zero Breast Cancer Dip Sea Fundraiser… the Keiki were amazing! Mahalo Marissa and Charlotte for inviting us to participate in this important event. Hope you folks did well. It was a beautiful day in Redwoods and playing with the Keiki just made it that much better. Nice trumpet work Pauline!


THENNNNNN, we rushed off to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club house for our Saturday Kanikapila . . . whew!’


and on Sunday . . . we all rested . . . See you folks at Campbell Hall! Oh, don’t forget October 17th, Saturday, we’re going to Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest. See below for details. Let me know if you’ll be helping out Brudda David McGuire and joining us on this one. Mahalo All!


Sun light dance through leaves,
Ancient sentinels shelter,
Keiki smile in awe . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,

                                                      “mmmmmmmmm, caaaaatniiiiiip”

092415: Kanikapila at UFO HQ this Friday!


Aloha All,

Sorry for the late notice (it’s been one of those months . . . again).

I just found out that a private party has been booked at the Elks this Friday. So we’ll be at UFO HQ instead (aka 1585 Vendola Drive, San Rafael). Run Time 7PM to 10-ish. BYPotluck, BYOGear, BYAloha!

I want to say on behalf of Linda and PIKO, Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that participated and assisted with the PIKO Fundraiser: HELE ON UKULELE 2015. We raised almost $2000 this year in donations and entry fees.We could not have done it without the help of the Best UFOhana in (and out of) this world! Also, our eternal gratitude goes out to the best Elks Lodge (#1108) in Marin for providing such a beautiful venue and delicious lunch! If you haven’t already please consider helping out the Elks by joining the lodge. They have been so gracious, kind and generous to the UFOhana in providing us a venue for our music. Be sure to express your Mahalos to the Elk-ders when you see them . . .*****NEWS FLASH***** I just got word tonight, from Joe Tato, that PIKO was awarded a significant grant from the Elks! Mahalo Nui Loa e Me Ke Aloha Pumehana Elks!


And speaking of grants and donations, some of you who were at Hele On Ukulele witnessed our latest donation to the Lynwood Elementary School, in the form of a Bass Guitar and Amp system, pictured above, Ms. Boosey and Amy (just barely taller than the Bass) next to the system purchased from Magic Flute.  It’s ‘Ohana like you that help make awards like these possible, helping PIKO propagate music, with instructors like Lynnette, via the Ukulele, to our youths in Marin and beyond. I have to say the Keiki Entries are getting better and better every year! Soon they’ll be competing in the Adults division, watch out!

1-Hele On Ukulele 2015
Click the collage above to view the online Album for Hele On Ukulele 2015.

This Saturday we’ll Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2p-4p, donations of $5 are requested at the door to help with operating costs.
We’ve also been invited to a couple cool events in October, Red Oak Victory Ship and the Sharktober Fest and on Oct 23rd, Friday, we’ve been invited to Kanikapila at the Petaluma Elks! But I’m too tired to get into it right now, so please keep checking back here for details.

Trembling voices sing,
Brave Hearts filled with Aloha,
Accepted with joy.

See you folks Friday!

Aloha A Hui Hou,
“Ooooh Yeah, just a little lower . . . right . . . . there”