The Valley Bluegrass Music Society is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes bluegrass music. What is bluegrass music? Wikipedia defines it this way. VBMS was Incorporated as a Society on Aug. , . Meetings, which are really jam sessions, were held on Sunday nights at the Aldergrove Legion.
A little history: the first President was Rob Baker, and he is now a resident of Alberta. One of the original board members was George Patton. In September meetings were moved to the Aldergrove Elks Hall and held there until June 2009. In the fall of 2009, sessions were moved to the basement of the United Church at th Street in Langley, and are now held on Monday evenings. from - PM.
We have had a bit of a gap in newsletters, but I am finally getting some time to provide a brief update on club activities.
Many thanks to Leo and Bryan Kilroe for donating their time to put on a couple of really good workshops for the members. Leo put on beginner bluegrass rhythm guitar workshop; and Bryan put together a mandolin workshop. Feedback from both workshops was very positive. It would be nice to see more workshops, so if you are interested in sharing some of your expertise with other bluegrassers, please let me know !
There will be no jam on Friday May 17th 2013. Since it is the start of the May long week-end, am assuming a number of folks will have travel plans so we decided to cancel jamming for that one night.
There have been a number of bluegrass concerts in Vancouver in the last couple of months. Hopefully some of you had a chance to get out there and listen to some great music.
As most of you have already heard, there will be a new Bluegrass Festival in Maple Ridge this coming September. There may be opportunities for members to assist in getting the word out to the communities we live in. Stay tuned for more information and announcements on this exciting new endeavor. Lucy Ryan
For access to all the features of this website, you will need to register, or if you already have registered, log on. This month, I posted the latest newsletter, put up the President's message, added events to the calendar, archives and reviews. I also renewed our ad on Craigslist.
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