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02-08-2011, 10:16 AM
Antietam Early Banjo Gathering IV - June 24-26
Here is the proposed schedule for the conference. This year we will be holding our event in cooperation with the Antietam Music Weekend. We will do the banjos, Wildcat band will do the brass and there may be some shape note singers as well.

This is a conference so not all participants will be in period clothing. Those who do wear period clothing will be held to standards of authenticity. Only FULL impressions will be allowed (no part period, part modern). All impressions should be confined to the period before 1865. Military and civilian impressions are welcome. Banjos for all period impressions must be correct to the impression period and persona. If you are in doubt about your banjo, please contact me offline. For those in period dress, there will be opportunities to perform short mini-concerts in the Dunker Church on Saturday in addition to the concert Sunday.

Fourth Annual Banjo Conference

Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Museum, Maryland

Proposed Itinerary

June 24-26, 2011

Registration opens 3:00pm Friday afternoon

Saturday starting at 8:30am

Sunday starting at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Preliminary Itinerary


3:00pm Registration/Check-in

8pm Show and Tell

Jam Session

9:00pm-8:30am Camping in Pry barn


8:30am Check-in, coffee and pastries

9:00 Lecture (speaker TBD)

10:30 ` Lecture (speaker TBD)

12:00 Lunch (provided for registered participants)

1:00 Mentoring/Jam Session

2:30 Lecture

6:00 Concert preparation

7:30pm Concert

9:00pm-8:30am Camping in Pry barn


10:00am Lecture

11:30 Wrap-up

Mini-concert on the battlefield in the early afternoon.

Mentoring during all breaks.

Hands-on workshop on making nuts and bridges and fine tuning.

Friday evening dessert reception.

Lunch provided on Saturday to registered participants.

Camping in Pry barn on Friday and Saturday nights.

Call for papers deadline June 1, 2011.

Participant Show & Tell: Participants can share new tunes, techniques, research, resources, etc. Must pre-register to present.

Pre-register by downloading form on Facebook page, calling Susan Rosenvold at 301-695-1864 or by email at pryeducation@civilwarmed.org.

Colonel Dave
02-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Hey, have not seen you (except on TV) for years. Just wanted to say hey and hope all is well. Thanks for all you did when serving with the Guard.

02-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Nice to hear from you. I hope all is well back in the midwest, I really miss it sometimes.