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NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Announces Spring 2018 Awards

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund awarded tuition assistance to help some young Northern California musicians to attend this weekend’s spring camp near Petaluma.

The scholarships will assist three fiddlers, ages 9, 12 & 12,  to attend the camp, as well as one young adult. These students would not have been able to be at the camp without the fund’s help.

In addition, a separate gift was received to expand faculty support.

Thanks to the generous donors and to the NCBS scholarship committee. The fund will soon begin collecting donations to help deserving students who want to attend the upcoming fall camp. Thanks for your support of music education!

NCBS Information Booth Ready For 2018 Bluegrass Festival Season — Now Is The Time To Send Flyers

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Information Booth will be at events all during the 2018 Northern California Live Music Season.

The booth will have flyers and timely advice about ALL area festivals, concerts, and workshops (including those events presented by the NCBS itself). The next outing will be the California Bluegrass Association Spring Campout in Turlock, April 16-22. The booth will appear at approximately 25 events this year (approximately every two weeks).

The service is FREE to both music presenters and music fans.

Now is the time for promoters and bands to send flyers for distribution. Send flyers at any time to:

Michael Hall
610 Island Place
Redwood City, CA 94065

There is plenty of great bluegrass music coming to our area this year and NCBS will help find fun events for you and your friends. Come by and say hi at the next event!

Final Call For Spring Donations To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

This is the FINAL CALL for donations to the Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund to assist deserving students at the April 12-15, 2018 Spring Camp.

Scholarship Donation Information

NCBS Now Accepting NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Donations For April 12-15 Spring Camp

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is now collecting donations for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund to assist students who need financial help for the Spring camp.

NCBS will make the awards soon, but there is still time for donations to benefit deserving campers at the April 12-15, 2018 camp, which is run by Ingrid Noyes at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Information: Spring Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society

PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Donations to the scholarship fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Note that donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Congratulations To Berkeley’s Kara Kundert And The Rest Of The Leadership Bluegrass Class Of 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Congratulations to the International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2018!

New graduate Kara Kundert of Berkeley is the Bay Area’s representative.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA and NCBS Members are encouraged to apply for the next class, set for March 2019 in Nashville.

The Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2018: Front row: Greg Blake, Jessica Grossman, Stacy Chandler, Patricia Ann Eaves, Cathy Fink, Jeff Miller Second row: Scott Napier, Mollie Farr, Katie Keller, Landon Elmore Third row: Maria Ivey, Patricia Imbrogno, Emma John, Ivy Shephard, Jef Walter Fourth row: Adam Kirr, George Jackson, Bil VornDick, Brett Martin, Kara Kundert, Matt Miller Back row: Patrick M’Gonigle, Dan Eubanks, Lenny Nichols, Jeffrey Ludin (Photo: Alane Anno)

NCBS Now Collecting Walker Creek Music Camp Donations For Spring Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A bluegrass jam session at the Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help for the Spring 2018 camp, run by Ingrid Noyes. There is still time for donations to benefit deserving spring campers at the April 12-15 camp near Petaluma.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Information: Spring Walker Creek Music Camp.

Still Time For Spring Walker Creek Music Camp Donations; NCBS Scholarships Will Be Awarded Soon

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Vocal Class at the Walker Creek Music Camp

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund will soon make awards to assist students who need financial help for the Spring camp, scheduled for April 12-15, 2018 near Petaluma.

There is still time for your donation to make a difference for spring campers. Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp. Ingrid Noyes, not NCBS, runs the Walker Creek Music Camp.

New Bluegrass Radio Show Hits The Airwaves In Boulder Creek On Thursday Evening March 1

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A new weekly bluegrass program will be broadcast on KBCZ Radio in Boulder Creek beginning on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

The Brookdale Bluegrass Hour will be hosted by Eric Burman and Bruce Bellochio and will feature live and recorded music, plus interviews and bluegrass calendar information.

The hosts are both longtime leaders of the Northern California Bluegrass Society and festival and concert promoters. Bruce has hosted the longest-running KBCZ program for the past two and a half years. He is now joined by Eric and the format has expanded.

Bruce’s program was the first regular bluegrass music show to air in Santa Cruz County since the KPFA Cousin Al Radio Show (hosted by Al Knoth) ended its 46-year run in Watsonville over 5 years ago.

The broadcast can be heard throughout the San Lorenzo Valley at 90.1FM and online.

NCBS President Michael Hall will be a guest on the initial show.