Member Band Roster


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ARIZONA

ARIZONA BANJO BLASTERS Tucson, AZ Contact: Rick Blackmar, 387 S Camino Holgado, Green Valley, AZ 85614. E-mail:rickblackmar@yahoo.comMeeting/Practice Location:Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 200 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:30 A.M. Web Site: www.AZBanjoBlasters.com

FIRST ARIZONA BANJO BAND Mesa, AZ Contact: Stan Jack, 7613 E. Rugged Ironwood, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 480-983-6493 stanjack4@msn.com Call for info for Meeting/Practice Location and time. New Members Welcome. www.firstazbanjoband.com


CALIFORNIA

EAST BAY BANJO CLUB Concord, CA contact: Larry Risner, President P. O.Box 5414, Concord, CA 94524. president@eastbaybanjo.org Meeting/Practice Location: Luigi's Deli #1, 537 Main Street,Martinez, CA 94553 Day/Time: Tuesdays 7 P.M. www.eastbaybanjo.org 51st. Year!

HAPPY TIME BANJOS Redwood City, CA Contact: John Robbins (650) 851-3822. robbins@ihot.com Meeting/ Practice Location: Harry's Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063. (650) 366-3733. Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7 P.M

OAKLAND BANJO BAND Oakland, CA contact: Philip R. Landon, 203 Northwood Commons, Livermore, CA 94551. (925) 455-6556. Meeting/Practice Location: Porky's Pizza Palace, 1221 Manor Blvd San Leandro, CA 94579 Day/Time Thursdays 7:30 P.M. Remarks: (510) 357-4323.

PENINSULA BANJO BAND San Jose, CA Contact: Communications Director, P.O. Box 111974, Campbell, CA 95011-1974. (408) 993-BAND. email: info@peninsulabanjoband.org Meeting/Practice Location: Harry's Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue (just south of Stevens Creek), San Jose, CA Day/Time Wednesdays 7 P.M. Remarks: Web: www.peninsulabanjoband.org

SACRAMENTO BANJO BAND Sacramento, CA Contact: Bonnie Harris,311 Jessie Ave., Roseville, CA 95678. email: bans@surewest.net Meeting/Practice Locations: Bethany Church, 5625 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95822. Day/Time: 3rd Tuesday 7 P.M. -- Straw Hat Pizza, 2920 Mather Field Rd., Rancho Cordova, CA., Day/Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays 2 PM. Remarks: http://www.sacramentobanjoband.com

SAN FRANCISCO BANJO BAND, San Francisco, CA Contact: Bill Portman, 1813 El Camino Real #19, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 692-7878. sfbanjoband@yahoo.com www.sfbanjoband.com Meeting/Practice Locations: Molloys Tavern, 1655 Mission Road, Colma, CA Day/Time: 1st Saturday each month 7:00 P.M.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BANJO BAND Northridge, CA contact: George Yellich 1005 S. Pacific St., Oceanside, CA 92054. gmbanjos@sbcglobal.net Meeting/Practice Location: Lamplighter Restaurant, 9110 De Soto Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Day/Time: 1st Thursday 7 P.M.

WINELAND BANJO BAND Livermore, CA Contact: Jim Bottorff, P.O. Box 2453, Livermore, CA 94551 (925) 455-6835. jbott@ix.netcom.com Meeting/Practice Location: Call for information. Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30 P.M. Remarks: http://www.jbott.com/winelandbanjoband.html

COLORADO

MILE HIGH BANJO SOCIETY Littleton CO Contact: Ray Bubick 5 Dunbarton Court Highlands Ranch CO 80130 (303) 791-6866. banjoman@q.com Meeting/Practice Location: Location Varies, please call for information. Remarks: www.milehighbanjos.com

CONNECTICUT

ELM CITY BANJO SOCIETY Wallingford, CT Contact: Tom Lautenschager, 177  Washington Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798 (203) 263-4296. tlbanjo@yahoo.com  Meeting/Practice Location: First Congregational Church of Wallingford (rear), 22 South Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492 Day/Time Tuesdays 7 P.M. Remarks: Newcomers are always welcome.

DELAWARE

BACK BAY STRUMMERS, Lewes, DE Contact: Herb Crowe, 34903 North Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. herbbanjo@verizon.net www.backbaystrummers.com Meeting/Practice Location: Conley's United Methodist Church Hall, 33106 Jolyn's Way. Lewes, DE Day/Time: Thursdays 7 PM. Remarks: Acoustic Players Welcome.

FLORIDA

GOLD COAST BANJO BAND Pompano Beach, FL. Contact: Michael W. Moe, 1990 N.E. 34th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. 954 782 5143. CAPMIKE409@aol.com Meeting/Practice Location: Yak Zies Bar and Grill, 868 South Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL. Tuesdays 7:30 pm. 954 786 0033.

GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY Venice, FL Contact: John Wildeman, Pres., 3050 Holly rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Meeting/ Practice Location: Snook Haven Restaurant & Fish Camp on the Myakka River Venice, FL 34292 (941) 485-7221 Day/Time: Thursdays 11 A.M. Remarks: Visiting Banjo Players Are Welcome! www.gulfcoastbanjosociety.com.

MARCO ISLAND STRUMMERS  Marco Island, FL  Contact: Wes English  58 N. Collier Blvd. #406, Marco Island, Fl 34145 (239) 642-1013 info@marcoislandstrummers.com    Meeting/Practice Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church,1101 N Collier Blvd.,  Marco Island, Fl 34145.  Day/Time: Wednesdays 9AM  www.marcoislandstrummers.com

 

POLK COUNTY PLUNKERS Lakeland, FL contact: Jim Spencer 714 Fox Hills Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 634-6258. jspencer13@aol.com Meeting/Practice Location: Sun City Center. Call for time and location. Remarks: Any instrument welcome.

 

IDAHO


BOISE BANJO BAND Boise, ID Contact: Charlie Simmons 10819 W. Irving Ct. Boise ID 83713 (208) 377-0298 csimmons667@gmail.com Meeting/Practice Location: Varies - Please call for information. Banjo Players always welcome.

 

ILLINOIS

CENTRAL ILLINOIS BANJO CLUB Morton, IL Contact: Denny Overstreet 1049 Johnson, Morton, IL 61550 (309) 263-2518 doko@mtco.com Practice Location: Knights of Columbus 616 W. David Morton, IL 61550 Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Wednesday 7 P.M. Remarks: (309) 263-2518. www.cilbanjo.org

WINDY CITY JAMMERS Chicago, IL Contact: Phil Schwimmer, 850 N. DeWitt Place, Apt. 16-G, Chicago 606611.  (847) 208-6055. pschwimmer1@aol.com  Meeting/Practice Location:  Chief O'Neill's, 3471 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago.  Day/Time: Mondays 7 p.m. 



INDIANA


NORTH EAST INDIANA BANJO SOCIETY Contact: Sam Tash 5323 Fernwood Ave. Ft. Wayne, IN 46809 (219) 747-6675 samtash9@msn.com Meeting/Practice Location Kingston Care Center 7515 Winchester Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46819 Day/Time 1st Sunday of month 2:30 P.M. Remarks: (219) 747-1523



IOWA


QUAD-CITY BANJOLIERS Davenport, IA Contact: Paul Jacobson 2505 Forest Rd., Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 355-5354 Meeting/Practice Location: First Congregational Church 2201 7th Avenue Moline, IL Day/Time: Tuesdays 7 P.M Remarks:JacobsonPaulK@sau.edu

MASSACHUSETTS

GOOD TYMES BANJO BAND Mansfield, MA Contact: James Carey, 311 Pearse Rd. Swansee, MA 02777 (508) 675- 4938. e-mail: GoodTymesBB@gmail.com Meeting/Practice location: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire St., Mansfield, MA 2048. Day/Time:Alternate Thursdays,5-7 PM

STONE STREET STRUMMERS BANJO BAND Walpole, MA Contact: Marshall Myers, 5 Short Street Canton, MA 02021 myerstwo@comcast.net Meeting/Practice Location American Legion Hall Foxboro, MA Day/Time Wednesdays 7pm Email: myerstwo@comcast.net http://www.stonestreetstrummers.org

MICHIGAN


BAN-JOES OF MICHIGAN Royal Oak, MI contact: John Smith 4337 Gaylord Dr., Troy, MI 48098 248)705-67167. John.Smith@naibc.org Meeting/Practice Location McDonnell Towers 24400 Civic Center Dr. Southfield, MI 48034 Day/Time: Tuesdays 7:30 PM.

FLINT BANJO CLUB Flint, MI Contact: Paul Stirling, 715 South Franklin Ave., Flint, MI 48503 (810) 839-2671 Meeting/Practice Location: Croation Hall, 529 S. Dort Highway, Flint MI 48503 Day/Time 2nd & 4th Thursday 7 P.M. Remarks: (810) 234-0252 Remarks: paulstirling@att.net Pres.Pmstirl@aol.comPres.Pmstirl@aol.com

MISSOURI

STL BANDJOS YOUTH BAND, St. Louis, MO Contact: Don Dempsey 57 Grantwood Lane St. Louis, MO 63123(314) 842-3185. dldempsey@earthlink.net Meeting/Practice Location: Zion Methodist Church, 1603 Union Rd., Afton, MO 63125. Day/Time: Thursdays 4 P.M. Total kids now 16

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB St. Louis, MO Contact: Don Dempsey 57 Grantwood  Lane St. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 842-3185 stlouisbanjoclub@att.net   Practice Location: Concordia Turner Hall 6432 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116 Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 P.M. Remarks: President: Al Lehmann, (636) 212-0323. Web Site: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org


NEW HAMPSHIRE

AMOSKEAG STRUMMERS Amherst, NH contact: Joan Cornett 10 Brook Rd. Amherst, NH 03031 e-mail: spoonsjc@aol.com Meeting/Practice Location: Joan Cornett's House. Day/Time: Thursdays 6:30 P.M. Remarks: Call First: (603) 673-6573.

 


NEW JERSEY



NEW YORK

BANJO RASCALS Amityville, NY Contact: Jim & Geri Rheel 103 Ketcham Avenue Amityville, New York 11701-3110 (631) 598-1001 Fax:(631) 598-2301  Practice Location None E-mail: rheelbanjo@aol.com Web Site: www.banjorascals.com

BUFFALO BANJO BAND Buffalo, NY Contact: Peg Shelton 8160 Miles Road, E. Amherst, NY 14051. (716) 741-0205  jimpeg3@hotmail.com Meeting/Practice Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 1530 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY  Day/Time 1st Sunday   1 P.M. Remarks: Except Jul/Aug

LONG ISLAND BANJO SOCIETY Amityville, NY Contact: John Connolly P.O.Box 815 Amityville NY 11701 (631) 598 0300 Meeting/Practice Location V.F.W. Post Trouville Road Copiague, NY Day/Time Fridays 8 P.M. Remarks: (516)598-0300 http://www.libanjosociety.org

RIVERBANK BANJO BAND Poughkeepsie, NY Contact: Danielle Sundberg P.O. Box 83, Stanfordville, NY 12581 (845) 868-7077. www.riverbankbanjoband.org Meeting/Practice Location Umberto's Restaurant, Route 9, 2245 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. (845) 462-5117. Day/Time Mondays 7:00 P.M.

 

TRI-COUNTY BANJO BAND Albany, NY Contact: Jim Lavery, 69 Chapman Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. (518) 885-3713 jlavery@nycap.rr.com Meeting/Practice Location: Newtonville United Methodist Church Rt.9 Newtonville, NY 12128. Day/Time 1st Sunday 1:30 pm. Remarks: President: Jim Lavery, (518) 885-3713



OHIO

KETTERING BANJO SOCIETY Kettering, OH Contact: Dick Allen, 4641 Reno Lane, Springfield, OH 45503 (937) 631-2640 Meeting/Practice Location: The Milton Athletic Club, 640 Cosler Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45403 OH Day/Time: Mondays 7 P.M.



OREGON

NORTHWEST BANJO BAND, Salem OR, Contact: Doug Church, Music Director,  18 N. Main St., Falls City, OR  97344  (503) 787-1008  Regular  Performance Location/Meeting:  Papa's Pizza, Hwy 99W South,  Corvallis, OR 97330  Day/Time: 3rd Thursday 6:30 PM

ROSE CITY BANJOLIERS Portland, OR Contact: Ethel Smith, 5800 SW 39TH AVE PORTLAND OR 97221-3511 econeliasmith@juno.com Meeting/Practice Location: Terwilliger Plaza 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97201. Day/Time 1st & 3rd Thursday 7:30 P.M. (503) 226-4911 www.rosecitybanjoliers.com

PENNSYLVANIA

LAKE ERIE BANJO JAMMERS, Erie PA Contact: Bob Koenig, 3293 Davidson Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421. (814) 881-7462. Meeting/Practice Location: American Legion Post #571, 1917 Eastern Avenue, (off Buffalo Road/US Route 20), Erie, PA 16510. (just east of Erie). Day/Time Most Tuesdays 7pm. Call First.

PHILADELPHIA BANJO SOCIETY Contact: Elena (Helen) Galie 3834 Arendel Ave Philadelphia, PA 19114 (215) 338-3888 Meeting/Practice Location: American Legion Hall, 9151 Old Newtown Road Philadelphia, PA Day/Time 2nd & 4th Thursday 8pm Remarks: armelena@aol.com (215) 969-9437

PITTSBURGH BANJO CLUB Pittsburgh, PA Contact: Frank Rossi P.O. Box 101025 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 364-4739 Practice Location Elks Lodge #339 Wednesdays -- 8 P.M. 400 Cedar Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 321-1834 Email:pittsburghbanjoclub@earthlink.netWebsite: http://www.thepittsburghbanjoclub.com

RHODE ISLAND


TEXAS


ALL STARS YOUTH BANJO BAND Houston, TX Contact: Buddy Griffin 2007 Mardel Ct. Houston TX 77077 (281) 493-4993 Meeting/Practice Location Sagemont Church 11300 11300 Sam Houston Pkwy E., TX 77089 Day/Time Sundays 2 P.M Email: bgriffin@sagemontchurch.org Remarks: (281) 481-8770

AUSTIN BANJO CLUB Austin, TX Contact: Tom Straus 1803 Elton Lane, Austin, TX 78703-2915. tomstraus@keymail.com Meeting/Practice Location: Austin Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave., Austin, TX 78705. Day/Time Mondays 7 P.M. Remarks: Except Holidays www.austinbanjoclub.org

DALLAS BANJO BAND Dallas, TX Contact: Harold Poole 8730 Sanshire Dallas, TX 75231. hpband@sbcglobal.net Practice Location: Back Country BBQ, 6940 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Day/Time: Saturdays 9 A.M. Remarks: www.dallasbanjoband.com

 



VIRGINIA


BAYSIDE BANJO AGGREGATION (BBA) Vienna, VA. Contact: Bill Steinbach 2421 Rocky Branch Rd. Vienna, VA 22181 (703) 938-3106. banjo9cg@cox.net Meeting/Practice Location: Vienna, VA. Day/Time: Flexible. Website:: www.jazzbanjo.com


WASHINGTON

BANJOS 101 Sequim WA Contact: Maureen Conniff, 101 P.O. Box 185,m Port Angeles, WA 98382 (360) 457-3283 maureen@tfon.com Meeting/Practice Location: Sunland Country Club House, Sequim WA 98382 Day/Time 1 P.M. Monday (Usually)

GRAYS HARBOR BANJO BAND Aberdeen WA Contact: Tom Shorey, PO Box 795, Aberdeen WA 98520
adnllhall@comcast.net Meeting/ Practice Location: T Simpson Elementary School, Room 18, 519 W. Simpson Avenue, Montesano, WA. Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7 P.M.

KITSAP BANJO CLUB Bremerton, WA Contact: Mike Zawlocki 5801 Madrona Ave. NE Bremerton, WA 98311 (360) 373-0746 zbanjo@msn.com Meeting/Practice Location The ARC of Kitsap County 3243 N. Perry Avenue Bremerton, WA Day/Time Wednesday 6 P.M. Remarks: (360) 377-3473 www.kitsapbanjoclub.com

SEATTLE BANJO CLUB Seattle, WA contact: Bill Andersen, 900 University Ave., Apt., 1406 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 922-2706. andersenwr@hotmail.com Meeting/Practice Location: Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., Renton, WA 98507. Day/Time: Third Tuesday each month 10 AM. www.seattlebanjoclub.com

TACOMA BANJO CLUB Tacoma, WA contact: Gary Hauenstein, 14102 13th Avenue E., Tacoma, WA 98445 (253) 537-7883 e-mail:julouhau@aol.com Meeting/Practice Location: Star Center, 3873 So. 66th St., Tacoma WA 98409. Day/Time: Fridays 10 A.M. Remarks: Phone: (253) 404-3939. On Facebook: Tacoma Banjo


WISCONSIN


AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY BANJO CLUB Sydney, Australia Contact: Dennis Quinlan, P.O. Box 23, Croydon, Sydney, NSW 2132, Australia. Phone:+61.2.9798.4189. e-mail: vegavoxbanjo@connexus.net.au Meeting/Practice Location: Club Ashfield, 5 Charlotte St., Ashfield, Sydney, 2131, Australia Day/Time: Thursday, Bi-Monthly 6 PM. http://sydneybanjoclub.blogspot.com

CANADA


TORONTO BANJO BAND Toronto, Ontario Contact: Dave Robinson 11 Haines Ave Dundas, Ont. L9H 5J99 Canada (905) 627-4943 Meeting/Practice Location Immaculate Conception School 500 Aberdeen Road Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4L6 Day/Time Alt. Mondays 7 P.M. Remarks: (905) 851-9528 davidr@spectranet.ca www.torontobanjoband.com

WINDSOR BANJOS, Windsor, Ontario, Canada contact: Helen Beneteau, 675 Scofield Ave., Windsor, Ont. N9G 1L4 Canada e-mail: beneteau@sympatico.ca Meeting/Practice Location: Knights of Columbus Council #4386, South Windsor 2401 Columbus Drive, Windsor,Ontario, N9E IR8 Canada. Day/Time Mondays 7:00 P.M. http://windsorbanjos.com/


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