CALIFORNIA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT #5

Califonia State Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 5 (CSOTFA #5) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) U.S. IRS # 23-7288853, charitable corporation formed to educate about and perpetuate the art and culture of Old Time Fiddle Music. We are dedicated to preserving and enjoying authentic old-time music, providing a welcoming place for musicians of all levels to jam and perform, and passing down the traditions of old-time country, folk, and bluegrass music to our families, friends, and interested musicians.

Be sure to look at the D5 Blog for up-to-date messages and activities.


      2021 Jam Schedule   

Due to COVID19 all In-person Jams are cancelled until further notice, we are doing Zoom jams for now

Please join us on Zoom for virtual jam sessions
The Virtual jam time is 2PM to 4:30PM
Contact Mary McGown (mcgownma@gmail.com) for Zoom meeting invite to join the jam session.
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April 11
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June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Notice

Due to the rising covid infection rates in our area,
we have decided to cancel the September 12th grange meeting.
We will consider future meetings on a month to month basis,
so tentatively we could possibly have a grange get-together
on Sunday, October 10th. Future meetings will of course be dependent on the covid situation.
Stay safe, and we are really looking forward to getting our monthly meetings back on track.

CALIFORNIA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT # 5
Typical Jam Schedule 12:OO to 4:00 P.M.

12:00 NOON TO 1:00 P.M. ---BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IN COTTAGE.
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 P.M. ---OPEN MIKE ON STAGE.
1:00 P.M.---FULL STAGE ASSEMBLY OPENING WITH THE SINGING OF GOD BLESS AMERICA.
1:15 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.---STAGE PERFORMERS FROM SIGN UP BOARD.
MEETING ROOM
2:00 P.M.---FIDDLE KIDS PERFORMERS FROM SIGN UP BOARD.
3:00 P.M.--- FULL STAGE ASSEMBLY WITH TWO FIDDLE TUNES AND ONE VOCALIST.
ALL AFTERNOON---THE OAK TREE GANG JAM OUT FRONT AND THE BACK FORTY GANG JAM BEHIND THE GRANGE HALL.
1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.---DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS EVERY FIFTEEN
MINUTES (TWO TICKETS EACH DRAWING). WINNERS’ NAMES POSTED ABOVE PRIZE DISPLAY TABLE.
4:00 P.M. --- CASH DRAWING. (WINNING TICKET MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN).
· Donate to the Fiddle Kitty at the front door.
· Buy  Drawing Tickets at 3 tickets for $1.00 or 20 for $5.00 and donate door
   prizes for the drawings. Cash drawing at 4:00 p.m. Must be present to win.

Buy items for sale at our Membership Table:
· Membership Roster $2.00
· Standing Rules $1.00
· Name Badge $5.00
· Cassette Tapes __________________ $7.00
· Cds___________________________ $10.00

· Help cleanup at closing time but not until all the entertainers are off the stage.
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