CALIFORNIA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT #5

Califonia State Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 5 (CSOTFA #5) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) U.S. IRS # 23-7288853, charitable corporation formed to educate about and perpetuate the art and culture of Old Time Fiddle Music. We are dedicated to preserving and enjoying authentic old-time music, providing a welcoming place for musicians of all levels to jam and perform, and passing down the traditions of old-time country, folk, and bluegrass music to our families, friends, and interested musicians.


      2024 Jam Schedule   

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Notice

To all CSOTFA Members & Supporters: Our monthly jam will be held on Sunday, February 11th at the Orangevale Grange, 5807 Walnut Ave, Orangevale, Ca 95662. Formal hours are from 01:00 to 4:00 pm. Early arrival for that extra jam or tune up time starts around noon. Sunday the 11th is of course Super Bowl 2024 from Las Vegas but I think the festivities start at 06:30 pm... so come enjoy a pre-game jam! On Saturday, February 3rd a Celebration of Life was held for Bob Baumert a the Orangevale Grange by Alice Wiseman and family. Many of our District 5 members were in attendance as well as a large number of musicians who were influenced by Bob. Bob's numerous friends and family members made for a full house. A jam was held and there were so many kind stories, anecdotes, and songs dedicated to and played for Bob by the attending musicians. Attached are photos of the event.

Our condolences go out to Alice, the family, and all who knew Bob.

Hope to see you all next Sunday. Jeff Gebhart, District #5 President.

resources

641 Fiddle Tunes-Jim's Roots & Blues Calendar. At Jim's you can select a song and it will bring up a sheet music version of that song! Also it has a video (sometimes more than one) of persons or groups performing the song. A similar site: Old Time Fiddle Tunes. This site has over 850 traditional fiddle tunes in a little different format & style than Jim's but with the same basic options. Neither of these sites of course has every song you may be looking for but they provide a wealth of fiddle material!

Go to YouTube Search and enter Fiddle Supporter (Lyle Dixson). You will not be disappointed. Lyle has videoed years & years of fiddle contests in all parts of our country as well as numerous informal fiddle jams. In fact if you have been in a fiddle contest chances are good that you will be in one of Lyle's presentations. If you are scoping out the competition or just like listening to & viewing fantastic performances this is the site for you!

Photos from January 2024 Bob Baumert Celebration of Life

January 2024

CALIFORNIA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT # 5
Typical Jam Schedule 12:OO to 4:00 P.M.

12:00 NOON TO 1:00 P.M. ---BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IN COTTAGE.
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 P.M. ---OPEN MIKE ON STAGE.
1:00 P.M.---FULL STAGE ASSEMBLY OPENING WITH THE SINGING OF GOD BLESS AMERICA.
1:15 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.---STAGE PERFORMERS FROM SIGN UP BOARD.
MEETING ROOM
2:00 P.M.---FIDDLE KIDS PERFORMERS FROM SIGN UP BOARD.
3:00 P.M.--- FULL STAGE ASSEMBLY WITH TWO FIDDLE TUNES AND ONE VOCALIST.
ALL AFTERNOON---THE OAK TREE GANG JAM OUT FRONT AND THE BACK FORTY GANG JAM BEHIND THE GRANGE HALL.
1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.---DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS EVERY FIFTEEN
MINUTES (TWO TICKETS EACH DRAWING). WINNERS’ NAMES POSTED ABOVE PRIZE DISPLAY TABLE.
4:00 P.M. --- CASH DRAWING. (WINNING TICKET MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN).
· Donate to the Fiddle Kitty at the front door.
· Buy  Drawing Tickets at 3 tickets for $1.00 or 20 for $5.00 and donate door
   prizes for the drawings. Cash drawing at 4:00 p.m. Must be present to win.

Buy items for sale at our Membership Table:
· Membership Roster $2.00
· Standing Rules $1.00
· Name Badge $5.00
· Cassette Tapes __________________ $7.00
· Cds___________________________ $10.00

· Help cleanup at closing time but not until all the entertainers are off the stage.
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