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!

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Include The NCBS/SCBS In Your 2015 Tax Planning

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation and can be included in your planning for the 2015 tax year. Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.

The Society, founded in 1982, promotes bluegrass music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

NCBS Past President Michael Hall To Help Organize Leadership Bluegrass Event

Leadership Bluegrass Class Of 2015

Leadership Bluegrass Class Of 2015

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

NCBS Past President Michael Hall of Redwood City will help organize a Leadership Bluegrass alumni event in Asheville, NC April 20-22. The biennial retreat continues the education of bluegrass industry leaders that begins with the formal International Bluegrass Music Association’s Leadership Bluegrass Class. The attendees will intensively examine major issues facing the bluegrass community.

Among the after-hours activities planned for the alumni group is a concert by San Francisco’s Front Country and Asheville’s Darin & Brooke Aldridge.

Front Country’s Jacob Groupman graduated from Leadership Bluegrass this March, while Hall was a member of the Class of 2003. The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Gives Tuition Assistance To Two Spring Students

Buckeye Tree Jam at Walker Creek Music Camp

Buckeye Tree Jam at Walker Creek Music Camp

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund has awarded tuition assistance to enable two students to attend the April 9-12, 2015 camp near Petaluma. One is a local college student (and bluegrass DJ) who will study guitar, and the other is a 12-year-old who will study banjo and fiddle at the camp.

Thanks to the generous donors and to the NCBS committee that manages this project. The fund will soon begin collecting donations to help deserving students who want to attend the Fall 2015 camp, set for October 8-11.

Thanks for your support of music education in our area!

The NCBS/SCBS Is A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization And Can Be Included In Your 2015 Tax Planning

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation and can be included in your 2015 tax planning. Donations can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.

Thanks for your support!

NCBS/SCBS is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization That Can Be Included In Your Year-End Tax Planning

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can include the Society in your 2014 year-end tax planning by making a donation by December 31, 2014. The Tax ID Number is 94-2907716. Online Donations are accepted, or you may send a donation check to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846