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About Us

The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society is managed by a 12-member volunteer Board elected annually at our November meeting. The Board sets the direction for the upcoming year & welcomes input from its members at any time.

Our concert series runs from September to June with monthly events featuring international, regional & local performers from throughout the bluegrass world. Other events include pot-luck dinners & BBQ's, band scrambles & open stages, dances & trivia contests. Bluegrass music & fun go hand-in-hand!

Our local jam sessions welcome all levels of players & feature comfortable, supportive evenings sure to make your participation worthwhile.

Our workshops feature top instructors who bring out the best in their students. A great way to learn in a fun atmosphere.

The materials available in our library are worth the membership alone. We're proud of the huge variety of musical books, CD's & DVD's which comprise our extensive collection.

We support local musicians who want to further their skills by offering bursaries to members of our Society.

In order to promote 'Bluegrass in the Community', we have established a program to facilitate bluegrass band performances in schools, hospitals and seniors' residences at no cost to the beneficiaries.

As a final note, volunteers are the backbone of our organization & we greatly appreciate their participation in helping our events run smoothly.

 

Foothills Bluegrass Music Society Workshops

Throughout the year FBMS presents a series of teaching workshops featuring top notch instruction in lead and harmony vocals; guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, and dobro; instrument set-up & maintenance; as well as clogging & old-time dance.

Ranging from 3-hour afternoon & evening sessions to weekend-long workshops with 12 hours of instruction time, we include something for all experience levels & often subsidize events in order to keep the cost of participation affordable. Instructors are chosen based on their abilities to teach effectively & relate well to their students. The general public is invited to attend.


Other Workshops


Foothills Acoustic Music Institute

Camp He Ho Ha

Nimble Fingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Workshop (formerly B.C. Bluegrass Workshop)

Targhee Music Camp (Wyoming, US)

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp (Tennessee, US)