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In addition to our events calendar to help you find live shows, festivals, and jams, we want to help you keep up with bluegrass in other ways. That’s what the Resources area is all about.

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Three Californians Selected For 2015 IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Class

Jacob Groopman

Jacob Groopman

ibma-logo-black-yellowThree Californians, including two from the Bay Area, have been selected for the 2015 IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Class to be held in Nashville March 4-6. They are:

Jacob Groopman, Front Country, Richmond.

Maria E. Nadauld, Above The Bay Booking, Hayward.

Bree Tucker-Meyers, DVT Marketing Enterprises Inc., Riverside.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Leadership Bluegrass, now in its 16th year, is a highly selective education program for current and future leaders of the IBMA and other organizations, bands, media, and businesses throughout the bluegrass community.

Maria Nadauld

Maria Nadauld

The remaining members of the 25-student 2015 class are:

Amy Gallatin, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Connecticut; Debbie Hall, Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance, Rhode Island; Devon Leger, Hearth Music, Washington; Emily Epley, Executive Director of The Earl Scruggs Center, North Carolina; Gary Loeser, The Event Company, Kentucky; Hank Smith, musician and teacher, North Carolina; Heidi Herzog, Red Dress Productions, Tennessee; Jeff Westerinen, artist and producer, Maryland; Jenni Lyn Gardner, Della Mae, Tennessee; Joe Lurgio, musician, Tennessee; Joe Mullins, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Ohio; Judy McDonough, JEMMedia, Tennessee; Laura Boosinger, Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC, North Carolina; Laurie Greenberg, Tall Pines Media, New Jersey; Mark Panfil, musician, New York; Mitch Collman, Robust Records Inc., North Carolina; Paul Schiminger, High Strung Bluegrass, Maryland; Reuben Shetler, Boston Bluegrass Union, Massachusetts; Ron Raxter, PineCone, North Carolina; Thomm Jutz, artist, Tennessee; Tori Gold, Gold Heart Band, Virginia; Wendy Tyner, Wintergrass, Washington.

Applications for the 2016 class will be available in September and due in November, 2015. Interested NCBS Members are encouraged to apply.

NCBS Now Collecting Donations For Spring 2015 Walker Creek Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is collecting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students. A NCBS committee manages the fund.

Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Spring 2015 camp near Petaluma. Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) runs the camp. More camp information can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Note that donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.)

Donations for the NCBS fund can be sent to:

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

Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Walker Creek Fall Music Camp Begins, NCBS Donors Fund Youth Scholarships

bglogoThe Walker Creek Fall Music Camp begins today and runs through Sunday near Petaluma. The camp, run by Ingrid Noyes, offers instruction for adults and children.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund, financed by generous donors who support bluegrass music education, awarded partial scholarships that enabled four young students to attend the fall camp. Thanks for your support!

The next Walker Creek camp will be held in the spring.

NCBS Lost & Stolen Instrument Page On This Website Is Free And Instantaneous

NCBS Stolen Instrument Page

NCBS Stolen Instrument Page

The FREE Northern California Bluegrass Society National Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page can be used to announce the theft or other loss of musical instruments, updates on subsequent investigations, and news about the recovery of instruments.

The forum is HTML-enabled, so that links may be added to other websites that contain pictures and other detailed information about the instruments.

Musicians should immediately post about the loss of an instrument. Used instrument buyers should check the page prior to purchase.

Please post again when instruments are recovered.

The page is listed under Resources in the left column on this website.

NCBS Collects Funds For Fall Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarships

Ingrid Noyes

Ingrid Noyes

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is collecting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

A NCBS committee manages the fund. Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014. Ingrid Noyes runs the camp. More information can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Note that donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.)

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Donations for the NCBS fund can be sent to:

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

Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund