Calling all Bands on Call members. The CBMS Outreach Committee is currently focusing concerted effort to expand the reach of bluegrass music through its Bluegrass Education Outreach Program (BEOP). With a slightly different format, bands on call with CBMS will be hired to accompany a CBMS board member to an area school or boys and girls club to perform. The board member will have a script and will go through the history and relevance of bluegrass music; the band will then give a short demonstration of each of the instruments, as well as perform a set of pre-agreed upon songs. We want to know who's interested in this opportunity. Once we establish a list of available bands on call, we'll seek out available and interested programs and begin scheduling this very important outreach opportunity. Download the application here, or go to http://www.coloradobluegrass.org/beop.html.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, Joy Maples 719.465.3025
WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO––The Colorado Bluegrass Music Society (CBMS) has invested in its members by implementing a new website in an effort to connect members-bands and business members-with the specific audiences they are targeting.
CBMS’ s membership is made up of bands, independent musicians, business members (music stores, music teachers, luthiers…), and as a member organization CBMS has a responsibility to provide a service and value to its membership.
Through www.coloradobluegrass.org, the organization is working to connect its member businesses with those seeking their services; whether booking a band for a wedding, finding a music teacher, or just locating the bluegrass concerts and bluegrass jams taking place across the state. Colorado Bluegrass Music Society wants to be the resource. For members of CBMS who are simply music lovers, and fans of bluegrass music, CBMS is offering online ticket sales to its own concert series, as well as the ability buy or renew memberships online. There is also a link to several popular radio programs that feature bluegrass music programming. And as the festival season approaches, CBMS will do its best to stay on top of the local festival scene in Colorado.
CBMS’ goal is to be a highly-regarded, progressive Colorado organization that leads in education, promotion, preservation and proliferation of bluegrass music through its involvement of fans, musicians, businesses and promoters in festivals, jams, events, concerts and educational programs. It is a social network, an information resource and a powerful voice for bluegrass music, which is apparent in our website, festivals, newsletter, concerts, membership, educational programs and partnerships.
Colorado Bluegrass Music Society is a group of people who love music. They are musicians, fans, business-owners, bands...you name it. We're all the authors of this blog. If you have news, please let us know here.