2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
The Langley Ukulele Ensemble is now in its 34th year – 32 years under the direction of Peter Luongo, and, for the past two years, under the direction of Paul Luongo.
During this time the group has developed a reputation at home and abroad for excellence in musical performance. The 25 ensemble members range in age from 12 to 21 years, and are students attending middle school, secondary or post-secondary institutions.
During this past year, they performed in front of audiences of 5000 or more at the Royal International Nova Scotia Tattoo. Previously, the ensemble had travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii where they performed for 18 consecutive years at the Sheraton Waikiki resort. Performing as many as 80 concerts per year, they have traveled throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as to Japan.
During this past year, the Ensemble travelled to Kelowna and Whistler, BC; as well as Honolulu, Hawaii. In this coming year, the ensemble has received and accepted invitations to perform at Ukulele Festivals in Reno, Nevada, California, Stratford, Ontario, for the Stratford 2015 Music Festival, and Toronto, Ontario for the Canadian National Exhibition; while, also preparing for a 20th Anniversary tour to the Sheraton Waikiki resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The group’s motto is “Enriching Lives through Music”. The members are challenged to strive towards excellence in musical performance and to use music as a vehicle through which they can be role models and leaders amongst their peers. The group members see themselves musical ambassadors for Canada, British Columbia, and Langley as well as for youth. They hope to leave audiences with a sense that there is reason to be hopeful about the future of today’s youth.