Dear supporters of the IBMA Foundation and the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle:
We’ve developed a variety of social media posts for you to upsport the 2nd annual Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle. The more people we reach, the closer we will be to reaching our goal!
- Feel free to use all of the social posts below. You can modify the posts as needed to fit your organization’s brand and customize the content by filling in the highlighted sections.
- We’ve also designed social media graphics to accompany the posts. We recommend that you include a graphic or photo with all relevant posts, as this will help capture your followers’ attention.
- Be sure to link to http://stringsfordreams.com/ in your posts! The more people you direct to the ticket page, the better.
- You can also share, retweet or copy posts from the IBMA Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/raffle.
The suggested graphic designs for the raffle promotion may be found at the end of this page. We’ll also be posting promo videos from a few VIP mandolin players, which may be found on the Foundation’s YouTube Channel.
If you are a bluegrass radio broadcaster, please share this 30-second “PSA” announcement with your listeners:
Bluegrass fans: On May 20 the IBMA Foundation is raffling off a pristine, 2010 model VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo with two cases and accessories, valued at $4,100. Enter NOW to win this great sounding Huber Banjo and help the IBMA Foundation support initiatives that foster the growth of bluegrass music! Tickets are just $20 each or 6 for $100 at StringsForDreams.com or BluegrassFoundation.org.
Suggested Social Media Posts for April 1 – May 20, 2022:
- 4/1: WOW…The Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle is back and this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank! This year you could win a VRB-3 Truetone Huber banjo while supporting IBMA Foundation programs focused on bluegrass-related arts and culture, education, literary work and historic preservation. Buy your ticket now at stringsfordreams.com!
- 4/2: If you missed the exciting announcement yesterday, tickets are officially on sale for the IBMA Foundation’s Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle. To purchase tickets, visit stringsfordreams.com. Don’t miss out!
- 4/3: While you’re scrolling through your feed this weekend, head on over to stringsfordreams.com and secure your tickets for the Strings to Dreams Bluegrass Raffle! Hope you win the banjo!
- 4/4: Tickets for the IBMA Foundation Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle are on sale NOW! Visit www.stringsfordreams.com for your chance to win a 2010 model VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo in mint condition, along with two cases and accessories–valued at $4100.
- 4/5: Get them while they’re hot! Tickets for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind banjo are on sale now at stringsfordreams.com!
- 4/6: You want to know what’s hot? Buying a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket recipient! You want to know what’s hotter? Buying more than one raffle ticket! Get some at stringsfordreams.com.
- 4/7: While you may have a chance at winning a Huber Banjo with great tone, you are also helping the IBMA Foundation make the world a better place—by sharing bluegrass with future generations! Do your part and visit stringsfordreams.com
- 4/8: Let’s work together to support the future of bluegrass music. How, you ask? Visit stringsfordreams.com, and buy a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket! Not only are you making a difference, but you’re also given a chance at being the new owner of a truly fine sounding Huber Banjo!
- 4/9: Here’s your friendly reminder to buy your ticket for the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle! Tickets are on sale at stringsfordreams.com. The drawing will be at noon ET on Friday, May 20, and we want you to be a part of the excitement! www.stringsfordreams.com has all the info.
- 4/10: Looking for the perfect bluegrass banjo for all occasions? Head over to stringsfordreams.com to buy a raffle ticket for a 2010 model VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo in mint condition with two cases and accessories, all valued at $4,100, to benefit IBMA Foundation bluegrass education programs and initiatives!
- 4/11-12: Tickets for the raffle are still on sale! Head over to stringsfordreams.com for your chance to win a great sounding Huber Banjo. Got your fingerpicks ready?
- 4/13-14: Have you bought a raffle ticket for a chance to win a fine sounding Huber Banjo? You know what Brisco Darling says: “Got time to breathe? Got time for music.” Specifically – banjo music! Visit stringsfordreams.com to be entered in the raffle of a lifetime!”
- 4/16: Make sure you head over to stringsfordreams.com to get your chance to win a truly fine sounding 2010 model Huber Banjo in pristine condition. You know what John Hartford said: “A banjo can make up for a time without money. But money can’t make up for a time without banjo.”
- 4/18: Join the IBMA Foundation team to help keep the future of bluegrass music growing strong! Please head over to stringsfordreams.com to buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo, with that classic pre-war sound!
- 4/19-20: This amazing sounding Huber Banjo is perfect for all your late-night jamming needs! Get your tickets for a chance to win at stringsfordreams.com
- 4/21-23: Ready for a five-string upgrade? Get your $20 ticket to win this fine sounding VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo. Don’t need a banjo? We can’t really imagine that, but you probably know someone who would love to have this impressive instrument!
- 4/24-26: “Help build the future of bluegrass by buying your ticket for the IBMA Foundation’s Strings for Dreams raffle at stringsfordreams.com”
- 4/27-28: “We want to see the future of bluegrass thrive and you can help! Head over to stringsfordreams.com to do your part and maybe win the grand prize while you’re at it: a 2010 model VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo with a powerful tone!
- 4/29-30: Looking for a consistently fine sounding banjo with two straps, two case options, an electronic tuner, a new set of strings and a Blue Chip thumb pick? You’ve come to the right place! Go to to stringsfordreams.com and buy a raffle ticket to win the a VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo.
- 4/31: Let’s work together to support the future of bluegrass music. How, you ask? Visit stringsfordreams.com, and buy a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket! Not only are you making a difference, but you’re also given a chance at being the new owner of a fine Huber Banjo that will likely improve your picking.
- 5/1: Happy first day of May! Let’s celebrate together. Have you bought a raffle ticket yet? Go to stringsfordreams.com to secure your chance to win a fine sounding VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo!
- 5/2: Mother’s Day is coming up; you know what that means! Show your Mom how much you appreciate her by buying Strings for Dreams Raffle tickets. Tickets can be found at stringsfordreams.com.
- 5/3: Help support IBMA Foundation programs like Bluegrass in the Schools Mini-grants with the purchase of a few Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle Tickets! You may end up with a great-sounding Huber Banjo, too! Enter today at stringsfordreams.com for your chance to snag the last one ever made!
- 5/4: We all want to see a strong future for bluegrass music. You can help by entering in the raffle to help the IBMA Foundation support scholarships like the J. D. Crowe Banjo Scholarship for musicians studying the banjo at the college level. And who knows–maybe you’ll win a great sounding Huber Banjo, too! Go to stringsfordreams.com to secure your spot.
- 5/5: Calling all bluegrass lovers – have you entered in the Strings for Dreams raffle yet? You could be the proud owner of a 2010 model VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo in mint condition with superlative tone and volume. Visit stringsfordreams.com and get your tickets now! Remember–the more raffle tickets you buy, the better chance you have to win!
- 5/6: Two more weeks, and you could be the proud owner of a fine sounding VRB-3 Huber Banjo. This instrument is perfect for all your late-night jam session needs, and you’ll also be helping the IBMA Foundation fund annual Project Grants and Arnold Shultz Fund grants! Go to stringsfordreams.com to get your tickets!
- 5/7: The future of bluegrass music needs your help, and how great would it be to win a one-of-a-kind Huber Banjo while doing so? All proceeds from the Strings for Dreams raffle go to the IBMA Foundation to help make the future of bluegrass brighter. One example: the Bluegrass College Band Showcase at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC every fall showcases student bands from universities and colleges across the country. Do your part and go to stringsfordreams.com to enter!”
- 5/8: Happy Mothers Day! You KNOW what Mama wants more than roses, jewelry or chocolate this year is a chance to win a fine sounding Huber Banjo! Head over to stringsfordreams.com to get your raffle tickets now, support a good bluegrass cause, and make Mama happy.
- 5/9: The clock is ticking on your chance to win an excellent Huber Banjo. Make sure to stop by stringsfordreams.com and get your tickets today before it’s too late. Don’t miss this opportunity to help support great IBMA Foundation initiatives like the Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship for female bluegrass musicians!
- 5/10: We are only 10 DAYS from the launch of the 2nd annual Dreams for Strings Bluegrass Raffle! Visit stringsfordreams.com for the latest updates, and help the IBMA Foundation support great initiatives like the Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians that helps individuals age 21 and younger with the expense of lessons, music camps, workshops, instruments, and educational materials. Let’s keep the bluegrass growing strong, into the next generation!
- 5/11: Are you geting excited yet? If you haven’t already secured your tickets, head over to stringsfordreams.com to join in on the fun! You might win a fine-sounding Huber Banjo, and you’ll also help the IBMA Foundation support great initiatives like the Neil Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award and the Crandall Creek college scholarship!
- 5/12: Time is ticking on your Strings for Dreams raffle entry! Visit our website at stringsfordreams.com to get your ticket today! Help the IBMA Foundation support important initiatives like the Katy Daley Broadcast Media and Sound Engineer Scholarship for the fine folks who will be keeping bluegrass music on the air and online for generations to come! The grant prize is a fine sounding Huber Banjo.
- 5/13: Just one week now…. Go to stringsfordreams.com and order a handful of raffle tickets for a change to win aVRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo plus accessories–valued at $4,100. Help the IBMA Foundation support great initiatives like the IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship for individuals focused on a bluegrass music field of study on the university level.
- 5/14: Only six days left to purchase a handful of Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle tickets, to help the IBMA Foundation share bluegrass music with the next generation of musicians and fans! We appreciate your help. Hope you win! Go to www.stringsfordreams.com to get your raffle tickets.
- 5/15: Have you thought about what song you will play first if you win the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle prize: a VRB-2 Huber Banjo? IBMA Foundation executive director Nancy Cardwell is partial to “Shenandoah Valley Breakdown” and “Groundspeed.” What are your top picks on the five? Go to stringsfordreams.com for a chance to win!
- 5/16: Thanks so much for your support of the IBMA Foundation educational programs and initiatives like the Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship to encourage young bluegrass songwriters for generations to come! Head on over to stringsfordreams.com for your change to win a great sounding Huber Banjo.
- 5/17: One of the many fine programs and initiatives of the IBMA Foundation is the Arnold Shultz Fund, created in 2020 to encourage people of color to get involved with bluegrass music. What would Arnold say? Go to stringsfordreams.com and get a raffle ticket. You might be the lucky winner of a mighty fine sounding Huber Banjo!
- 5/18: Just one day left. May 19 at midnight will be your last opportunity to enter the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle hosted by the IBMA Foundation. The Foundation exists to support the future of bluegrass music. Thanks for helping us make sure bluegrass music is still around for generations to come by purchasing a raffle ticket today. All proceeds will go to educational Foundation programs and initiatives that foster the growth of bluegrass music. You could win a fabulous sounding VRB-3 Huber Banjo!
- 5/19 We know you’ve been longing for this day, and the wait is finally over. See you there!” Go to stringsfordreams.com and get your last handful of raffle tickets before midnight tonight.
- 5/20: “Winner, winner. Bluegrass Dinner! The IBMA Foundation “Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle” drawing will be TODAY at noon Eastern Time, at facebook.com/bluegrassfoundation. See you there!