Donor spotlight: Lillian Werbin

Donor spotlight: Lillian Werbin

Lillian Werbin is an active member of the IBMA Foundation’s Arnold Shultz Fund advisory committee and host of the video released earlier this year to promote the 2021 application deadline for Shultz Fund grants. Here’s Lily! Q: How did you get interested in bluegrass...
John Kaparakis: a legacy of service and support

John Kaparakis: a legacy of service and support

By Gary B. Reid The life of John Kaparakis was one of service to others. He proved that daily as a firefighter in Northern Virginia. He was passionate about his job. He was also passionate about bluegrass music, to which his sense of service extended as well. Renowned...
Bluegrass College Band Showcase in Raleigh October 1-2

Bluegrass College Band Showcase in Raleigh October 1-2

After a pared-down but powerful virtual showcase during World of Bluegrass in 2020, the IBMA Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the live Bluegrass College Band Showcase, 8-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 1-2, in Raleigh, NC. The Youth Stage will...

Board member and officer elections announced

The IBMA Foundation is proud to announce that the following board members have been elected by IBMA to return for a second three-year term, ending June 30, 2024: Fred Bartenstein Kissy Black Sam Blumenthal Alan Tompkins. The new executive director of IBMA, Pat Morris,...