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IBMA Foundation 2021-2022 Year End Report
We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. Over 440 donors shared in our work, with contributions totaling $329,811. In a season of continued uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, we are more grateful than ever for the bluegrass music community and for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.
Arnold Shultz Fund grant report from China
Eric Shi, a 2023 recipient of an Arnold Shultz Fund grant, sent an update on his progress with educational bluegrass videos created for his online banjo and guitar students in China. “I’ve been engaged in moving for the last few months from my hometown, Wenzhou, to...
Call for participation in Bluegrass College Band Showcase
The IBMA Foundation is pleased to announce the return of bluegrass college band performance opportunities on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 29-30. The showcases will be presented at the Youth Stage located at 420 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina,...
Donor spotlight: Patrick David Sawyer, The Pisgah Banjo Company
For the past three years, the Pisgah Banjo Company of Fairview, North Carolina, has conducted a fundraising raffle to benefit the IBMA Foundation’s Arnold Shultz Fund. A total of $29,590 was raised in 2023, with $10,000 designated for Black Banjo Reclamation Project...
Message from Nancy Cardwell – May 2023
CAPTION: "The Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle may not be the EASY way to get a Martin guitar or a pair of custom cowboy boots, but it's THE COWBOY WAY!"- Riders in the Sky, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry last November, with the raffle prize 1967 D-35 Martin...
Louvin Brothers tribute boots to be raffled May 13
Tickets come in “$20 packages” (for 10 chances to win) or “$100 packages” (for 60 chances to win)Drawing: May 13, 2023, noon Eastern Time, live streamed at facebook.com/bluegrassfoundation/ For the first time, the IBMA Foundation is offering a choice of two prizes for...
Cleveland students create banjo rap video
Teen students in Cleveland, Ohio area recently created and produced “Banjo Sway,” a banjo rap song video that pays tribute to Black musicians like Arnold Shultz, DeFord Bailey, Charlie Pride, and Darius Rucker. Here’s the back story from banjo player/guest speaker...
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