Association News
General Mtg. Date Change
Our September GENERAL MEETING previously scheduled for Monday the 18th has been moved to Monday the 25th.  We will meet at 7pm at Vacchios Greek & Italian Bistro & Lounge at 1505 Charleston Highway in West Columbia SC 29169.  This will be a short meeting with jamming after.  Enjoy a nice dinner or snack while attending!  Their phone is (803) 550-9470 if you have any questions about the menu or restaurant.  We hope to see you, and bring your instrument!

We Need Your Help
To help us further our goals of preserving, promoting, publicizing, and supporting Bluegrass and traditional music, we are seeking support from businesses willing to donate funds or materials to the SCBTMA.  If you have experience in seekign business donations to non-profits and are willing to help out, please contact us!  Call Willie at (803) 796-6477.

Roots of Bluegrass Educations Series
Join member band Willie Wells & The Blue Ridge Mountain Grass as they host the “Roots of Bluegrass” series at the Lexington County Public Library’s South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch.  Each session will discuss various instruments that make up the Bluegrass sound and you’ll be treated to live performances by this very talented group of musicians!  Admission is free, and the series is sponsored by the SCBTMA.  Each session runs from 5:30-6:30pm.

September 5th—Guitar and Mandolin
 October 3rd—Dobro and Banjo
November 7th—Bass and Fiddle
December 5th—Review of all Instruments

South Congaree-Pine Ridge Library Branch
200 Sunset Drive
West Columbia SC 29172
(803) 785-3050

School Demonstrations
To further our educational mission, we would love to begin doing Bluegrass presentations in schools.  If anyone knows of a school or teacher that would be interested in having a Bluegrass demonstration  for their students, please contact us with the school or teacher’s name.  If you would like to help out in teaching or playing at a school for the SCBTMA, please contact us as well.  Call Willie Wells at (803) 796-6477 or email Staci Jones at staci@camryman.org.  

Membership Renewal
It is now time to renew your SCBTMA membership.  All memberships follow the calendar year, so as of January 1st, all members are eligible for renewal.  Please stop by Bill's Music Shop or print out and return the form below with your dues and help us continue our mission.
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Membership Awards Program
Help us gain members and you could win a free 2018 membership! Just have your recruited member write "Referred by" and YOUR name on their new membership application.  Whoever recruits the most members will win a 2018 membership!  A second free 2018 membership will be drawn from the remaining recruiters!

Embroidered Shirts Available
We will be placing orders for collared shirts with the SCBTMA logo embroidered on the left chest.  These shirts are high quality polyester polo/golf shirts that are very similar to the Bill's Music Shop embroidered shirts.  The shirts will be royal blue with the logo embroidered in silver and come in both men's and women's sizes.  Please contact either Willie at Bill's Music Shop (803-796-6477) or Merdick at merdickbrown@yahoo.com to place your order.  Shirts are $35 each.


Museum Jam
Come out to the SC State Museum on Gervais Street in Columbia for a monthly jam session sponsored by the SCBTMA!  Jams are held on the last Tuesday of most months from 6-8pm.  The general public is welcome, and admission to the jam is free.
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Established in 1991 and reactivated in 2014, the SC BTMA is a non-profit organization chartered by the state of South Carolina.