Association News

Youth Scholarship Applications
 The SCBTMA Board was proud to award the Bill Wells Memorial Scholarship for Youth in Bluegrass & Traditional Music to four very talented winners on December 3, 2018.  We had 10 fantastic applicants, and the Awards Committee took three hours to finalize the decision.  The 2018 winners are:  Kaylee McKoy, Hayley King, Rose Cooper, and Emma Wise!  Congratulations to all applicants and winners!

It's Renewal Time!
The new year means it's time to renew your SCBTMA membership!  Memberships run from January 1st to December 31st of each year.  We appreciate each and every member and your support means the world to us! 
Click here for your new/renewal application.

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 seeking business donations to non-profits and are willing to help out, please contact us!  Call Willie at (803) 796-6477.

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 Awards Program
Help us gain members and you could win a free 2020 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 2020 membership!  A second free 2020 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
**We are awaiting the dates for the 2019 museum jams**
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.