About NCBS

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a non-profit organization that exists to promote bluegrass music in northern California. The NCBS is member supported and run by volunteers. Its operations are overseen by the board of directors, also volunteers, elected by the membership.

The NCBS was founded in 1982 as the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Over the years its scope grew to cover more than just the Santa Cruz area, and in 1999 the membership voted to change its name to the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

As we are a non-profit organization, donations are both tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!

News

Former NCBS President & Mandolin Player Keith Rollag Named Dean Of The Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College

Keith Rollag

Former Northern California Bluegrass Society President Keith Rollag has been named the new Dean of the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Rollag was a key NCBS volunteer and popular mandolin player 1995-2001 while he pursued his Ph.D from the Stanford Business School and then served as an assistant professor of management.

After joining the faculty at Babson in 2001, he continued his bluegrass involvement by creating a website for the Boston Bluegrass Union using the NCBS website as a guide.

Babson College is a private business school in Boston, specializing in entrepreneurship. Dr. Rollag also continues in his role as Professor Of Management.

The program led by Dr. Rollag is very successful. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson’s MBA program #1 for entrepreneurship for the past 25 years.

Candidates Announced For The August 11, 2018 NCBS Board Of Directors Election

The following candidates will be on the ballot for the 2018-2019 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors: Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, Jesse Fichman, Mike Fisher, Michael Hall, AJ Lee, Karen Reyes, & Mike Russell.

The election will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos, and by mail.

One Day Reminder: Candidate Statements For NCBS Election Due On June 30

One Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the August 11, 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due tomorrow, Saturday, June 30. E-Mail to  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com (100 word limit).

Three Day Reminder: NCBS Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Due On June 30

Three Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the August 11, 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 30. E-Mail statements to  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com (100 word limit) for publication in the July issue of Bluegrass By The Bay.

One Week Reminder: June 30 Is Candidate Statement Deadline For NCBS Board Of Directors Election

One Week Reminder: June 30, 2018 is the Deadline for Candidate Statements for the August 11 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election. E-Mail statements to  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com (100 word limit).