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SCVFA Events

General information flyer about our monthly jams at Hoover Middle School, with a map (PDF). To help pay for school rental costs, admission is $6 for SCVFA members and $8 for non-members. Youths 17 and under are admitted free.


Sun. September 7, 2014

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the September jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Sun. October 5, 2014

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School and a Featured Performer

Join us at the October jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.

The October 5 jam will be truly historic. Our Featured Performer is actually a reunion of two bands organized by Jack Sadler: The Overlook Mountain Boys (shown here in a 1970s-era photo) and Lone Prairie. Jack is a co-founder of the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) and a charter member of the SCVFA. Plans are still being firmed up, but we expect the Overlook Mountain Boys will perform starting at about 3:00, with Lone Prairie following at about 3:30.

It sounds like it’ll be a great reunion. Jack says so far he's heard from these former members who plan to participate:
Overlook Mountain Boys:  Art Kee (bass), John Lytle (vocals, guitar), Jack Sadler (vocals, fiddle), Jack Tuttle (fiddle), Ron White (vocals, Dobro).
Lone Prairie:  Rob Horgan (banjo), Art Kee (fiddle), Paul King (vocals, guitar), Jim Mintun (vocals, Dobro), Louise Mintun (vocals, bass), Jack Sadler (vocals, fiddle).



Details updated: 08/12/14


Sun. November 2, 2014

TBD: possible Youth Fiddle Contest (no Open Mike), or else a Regular Jam

Join us at the November jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 (if there's no contest), and either way, the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Sun. December 7, 2014

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School, plus our Holiday Potluck

We expect to hold our annual Holiday Potluck at the December 7 Jam. This is a great chance to meet some of the other member families. We usually jam from 1:00 until 3:00 or so (with the Beginners' Circle from around 2 to 3), and then start serving the meal.

Check back as the date approaches for more details.  If you can help, please contact President Richard Brooks, at president /at/ scvfa.org

Details updated 08/13/14


Event list updated 08/12/14 19:31 EDT

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