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NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Announces Spring 2018 Awards

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

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

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

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

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)