Veterans are Invited to Register for The Highground’s Summer Ukulele Course

At the time of this writing, The Highground is in the middle of the spring acoustic guitar course as part of the “Vets & Guitars” & Ukulele program. The summer course will be a little different. It will offer classes for beginner and continuing ukulele. Guitar classes will be back this fall at The Highground. Summer ukulele classes will begin on Thursday, June 6.  

Instructor Victoria helps a Veteran attendee with some cords during a previous ukulele class.

Music is a powerful tool for bringing joy to life. Peace and mental focus can be found almost immediately when we listen to and create music. The Highground’s “Vets & Guitars” & Ukulele program is a fun way for Veterans to learn a lifelong artistic skill in the company of fellow Veterans. 

All courses are led by local award-winning musician and instructor Victoria Shoemaker. Victoria has partnered with The Highground to develop this music program for Veterans. More information about Victoria and her music performances with Peter Phippen and their band, Virginia Steel, can be found at virginiasteelmusic.com 

These 10-session courses are free for Veterans. Thanks to generous donors, The Highground is able to supply the instructions, instruments and basic supplies needed for the courses. The 2024 program sponsors are the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (grant funding) and Joyce Bates. 

It costs $150 to help a Veteran attend this program. If you would like to sponsor a Veteran or for more information, please email Theresa at museum@thehighground.org or call 715-743-4224. 

For upcoming events and more, visit The Highground’s website at thehighground.us or follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456. thehighground.us.