As a nonprofit organization, the NCBS is run by a board of directors elected by the membership. The 2012-13 board members are:

  • Nancie Barker
  • Bruce Bellocchio
  • Eric Burman
  • Bruce Edmundson
  • Penny Godlis
  • Michael Hall
  • Brenda Hough
  • Pan Logan
  • Mike Russell

The original Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society (circa 1983) which was taken at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor beach. From left to right: Walt Bamber, Kim Elking, Vance Townsend, “Bruddah” Glenn Christensen (co-founder), Karen Quick (co-founder), Bill Parker, Dick Clark, and Earle White. This was back in the days when order was kept at board meetings with battery-operated ray-guns.

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Candidates On Ballot For NCBS Board Of Directors Election August 13

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Board of Directors

The following candidates have filed to be on the ballot for the NCBS Board Of Directors Election on August 13, 2016 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and by mail:

Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, David Field, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell.

Three Day Reminder: NCBS Election Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1, 2016

ncbs-plain-logoThree Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2016.

The statements will be published in the July/August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay and the election will be held on Saturday, August 14 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos, and by mail.

Election Information

One Week Reminder: NCBS Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1st

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

2016 NCBS Election

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statements for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2016.

The election will be held on Saturday, August 14 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

Election Information

NCBS Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Due June 1st For August 13th Election

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The annual election for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors will be held at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos on Saturday, August 13, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm, and by mail.

Candidate Statements are due to  (Linda Descoteaux) lindadakota (at) gmail (dot) com, editor of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine, by June 1, 2016, for publication in the July-August issue.

Statements are limited to 100 words and submission of a picture is optional. Information: (559) 222-1468.

NCBS Volunteer Uriah Langmeyer Replaces Elicia Burton On NCBS Board Of Directors

Uriah Langmeyer at work on Security & Art at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Uriah Langmeyer hard at work on security & art at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has accepted the resignation of longtime board member Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek, who has served the organization as president & treasurer, and as a key volunteer. Burton recently moved to her new home in Washington State, where she will continue to play her fiddle and enjoy bluegrass music. Thanks to Elicia for her many years of service!

To fill the remainder of her term, the board has appointed NCBS volunteer Uriah Langmeyer of Aptos.

Langmeyer was born in Sandpoint, ID, but has been a Santa Cruz area local since the age of 7 years. He attended high school in Soquel and is a graduate of Cabrillo College, where he served in student government at both the local and state levels as the Regional Vice-President of the California Student Association of Community Colleges. As such, he helped organize statewide representation for students to the California State Legislature and the higher education authorities. His college majors were in communications and political science.

Uriah Langmeyer & Leolani Stanley

Uriah Langmeyer & Leolani Stanley

Rebuilding homes in Peru.

Rebuilding homes in Peru.

Uriah has worked in the gig economy since long before there was a gig economy. His business, A Little Bit Of Everything, serves a wide variety of area clients in need of computer, construction, problem-solving, and other services. His loving partner in bluegrass volunteering and in life is Leolani Stanley. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Marissa. In the past, Uriah went on an extensive “walkabout,” including a stop in Peru to help rebuild homes damaged in a natural disaster and, of course, volunteering as a staff member at a number of South American music festivals.

Uriah’s family was not especially musically-inclined, although they enjoyed listening. His father is an architect specializing in sustainable building, while his mother is a manager in the hospitality industry. He has one brother in the field of medical administration.

Marissa, Leolani & Uriah -- A festival family memory.

Marissa, Leolani & Uriah -- A festival family memory.

Elicia Burton

Elicia Burton of Sequim, WA.

In Northern California, Uriah and Leolani have volunteered at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the Strawberry Music Festival, and at the High Sierra Music Festival. Uriah’s plan for his board service includes a focus on NCBS volunteer recruitment and organizing, as well as upgrading the graphics work for the various Society festivals and other projects. He has also made a suggestion about expanding the age range of band bookings that has been accepted by the board. He looks forward to helping NCBS make a smooth inter-generational transition over the coming years, as projects are passed on to a brand new generation of bluegrass fans and volunteers.

When he is not working and doing bluegrass music volunteering, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and gardening, as well as pursuing his interest in all kinds of art. His philosophy is to live his life to give as much as possible to the community, but one that also furnishes what he needs for himself.