Archived Association News

Frank Stover
We are greatly saddened by the recent death of one of our SCBTMA founders, Frank Stover.  Frank was invaluable to the Association since its inception in 1991.  He was a tireless supporter of both Bill's Music Shop and the SCBTMA over the years, always making time for events and meetings.  Frank was an active member and Board Advisor right up until his death.  We will miss him immensely.  Frank passed away on May 20th.

Bluegrass Hope Benefit

Thanks to all who came out to support the Bluegrass Hope Benefit at Bill's Music Shop on March 4th!  Over $2,500 was raised to help the victims  of the Tennessee wildfires!  Thanks to all of the bands who put on a fantastic all-day show, to everyone who donated money and food and supported the efforts, and to those who organized the show and made it happen!

Guitar Raffle
The SCBTMA raffled off a new Blueridge guitar at the Bluegrass Hope Benefit on March 4th.  The lucky winner was Steve Jarrett!  Congratulations, Steve!

Steve Jarrett

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.
Click for Membership Form

Membership Awards Program
Help us gain members and you could win a free 2018 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 2018 membership!  A second free 2018 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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We were so fortunate for the ability to award FOUR youth scholarships this year instead of the two we had previously annouced. The deserving winners are: Anna Speare, Garrett Dubose, Hank Maddox, and Ella Thomas! Awards were given in honor of the late Bill Wells, and were presented by Bill's wife, Louise. Also pictured is our president, Tommy Thomas. Congratulations to these talented students!  (Dec. 2016)

Established in 1991 and reactivated in 2014, the SC BTMA is a non-profit organization chartered by the state of South Carolina.