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Upcoming SCVFA Jams and Events

Download our General information flyer (PDF), which has information about the monthly jams at Hoover Middle School, and a map. 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. February 7, 2016

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School, and our Annual Membership Meeting

Join us at the February 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 two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.

At about 3:00 we'll interrupt the stage performances for our annual Association Membership Meeting (Trustee election and other business). The meeting usually runs well under a half hour. Anyone is welcome to attend but only SCVFA members in good standing (dues paid up) may vote.

Special New Year discount January-March 2016: $5 adult admission (17 and under free as usual).


Sun. March 6, 2016

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School and a Concert -- and a Special Event

Join us at the March 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 two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.

Erik Hoffman Also from 2 to 3 pm we will offer a KidFiddle workshop, led by multi-instrumentalist (and contra-dance caller) Erik Hoffman. Erik teaches fiddle and other instruments, for example in multi-week class series at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, and has worked with the children at Walker Creek Music Camp. Here's the event flyer (PDF).

KidFiddle workshops are intended for advanced-beginner to intermediate fiddlers, 17 and under. We'll invite the students to play on stage with Erik after the class. Tuition is only $5, and youth admission to the jam is free as always. You can sign up at the event, but we'd appreciate hearing from you in advance (at kidfiddle /at/ fiddlers.org) if you know a young fiddler who would like to participate.

After the KidFiddle workshop we’ll ask the students to perform on stage with Erik.  Then at about 3:20 or 3:30 Erik will perform a mini-concert for us. Come to hear what the students have learned, and stay to hear Erik play!

Special New Year discount January-March 2016: $5 adult admission (17 and under free as usual).

Details updated: 02/06/16


Sun. April 3, 2016

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the April 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 two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.

Note: we return to our usual admission fees this month: $6 for members, $8 for non-members; 17 and under free.


Sun. May 1, 2016

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the May 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 two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.


Event list updated 01/04/16 17:47 EST

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