Association News
House Concert- May 12th
The SCBTMA will be hosting a House Concert on May 12th to raise funds for our Youth Scholarships!  The Picken Pearls will be performing with special guest Steve Bland at the Cayce Historical Museum.  Doors open at 2pm, and the show runs from 2:30-4:30pm.  We'll provide coffee, and you bring a light snack or dessert and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.  Tickets are $10 and must be bought or reserved in advance as seating is limited.  Contact Nathan Speare, Lana Brown, or Misty Shotts Harley for tickets or more information.
House Concert Facebook Event

New President Elected
The SCBTMA Board elected a new President for 2018 following two terms served by Tommy Thomas.  Leo Pearson is the new President of the Association.  Congratulations to Leo!

Membership Renewal
It is now time to renew your SCBTMA membership.  All memberships follow the calendar year, so as of January 1st, all members are eligible for renewal.  Please stop by Bill's Music Shop or print out and return the form below with your dues and help us continue our mission.
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Three Youth Scholarships Awarded
At our last General Meeting of 2017 we awarded three Youth Scholarships to deserving young stringed instrumentalists.  The winners were:  Hallie Baumgartner, Kay Baumgartner, and Sarah Bradshaw.  Congratulations ladies!  

We Need Your Help
To help us further our goals of preserving, promoting, publicizing, and supporting Bluegrass and traditional music, we are seeking support from businesses willing to donate funds or materials to the SCBTMA.  If you have experience in seeking business donations to non-profits and are willing to help out, please contact us!  Call Willie at (803) 796-6477.

School Demonstrations
To further our educational mission, we would love to begin doing Bluegrass presentations in schools.  If anyone knows of a school or teacher that would be interested in having a Bluegrass demonstration  for their students, please contact us with the school or teacher’s name.  If you would like to help out in teaching or playing at a school for the SCBTMA, please contact us as well.  Call Willie Wells at (803) 796-6477 or email Staci Jones at staci@camryman.org.  

Membership Awards Program
Help us gain members and you could win a free 2019 membership! Just have your recruited member write "Referred by" and YOUR name on their new membership application.  Whoever recruits the most members will win a 2019 membership!  A second free 2019 membership will be drawn from the remaining recruiters!

Embroidered Shirts Available
We will be placing orders for collared shirts with the SCBTMA logo embroidered on the left chest.  These shirts are high quality polyester polo/golf shirts that are very similar to the Bill's Music Shop embroidered shirts.  The shirts will be royal blue with the logo embroidered in silver and come in both men's and women's sizes.  Please contact either Willie at Bill's Music Shop (803-796-6477) or Merdick at merdickbrown@yahoo.com to place your order.  Shirts are $35 each.


Museum Jam
Come out to the SC State Museum on Gervais Street in Columbia for a monthly jam session sponsored by the SCBTMA!  Jams are held on the last Tuesday of most months from 6-8pm.  The general public is welcome, and admission to the jam is free.
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Established in 1991 and reactivated in 2014, the SC BTMA is a non-profit organization chartered by the state of South Carolina.