April 21-23, 2017
Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL
We had a great turnout for the second-annual Old Time Jamboree at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. Many thanks to all who attended this great fundraising event sponsored by FSFA! For members and non-members alike, the Old Time Jamboree is an opportunity for us to gather together for some bangin’ and sawin’ out tunes, and just makin’ a joyous racket together!
WINNERS OF THE 2017 FIDDLE/BANJO DUET COMPETITION:
1st Place – Anna Strickland (fiddle) and Matt Holiday (banjo)
2nd Place – Bob Murphy (fiddle) and Greg Allen (banjo)
3rd Place – David Strickland (fiddle) and Anna Strickland (banjo)
The Jamboree begins on Friday night with a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Bring something to share, meet and greet. There will be lots of jamming and learning. All skill levels welcome. Contact Carol Whisler if you would be interested in volunteering to work registration or to be a judge. (CarolWhisler@Yahoo.com)
We will have the Soggy Bottom Pavilion in the very back of the campground on Saturday for performances. Please try to camp in that area so as not to bother other campers with our late night jams! Campsite locations are first come, first served. This is a beautiful, shady campground with water & electric hookups (dump station available). Primitive camping is $15 per night, water & electric sites are $25 (camping is payable to Sertoma Youth Ranch.) Reservations are not required, but be sure to tell them you are with the FSFA group so you go to the right area. FSFA Jamboree admission is only $10 per person (kids are free!) so come on out and have a good time, and help support the Florida State Fiddlers Association! (If not camping, Sertoma also chargs a $5 park fee for walk-ins.)
*Rules are tba, but basically it will be one fiddle and one banjo duet (no other backup instruments)
*Old-time only (no bluegrass, please)
*$20 entry fee ($10 each picker)
*If you play both the banjo and the fiddle, you can enter twice, but the entry fee must be paid twice.
*Prize money collected from entry fees will be paid half to first place, 3/4 of half to 2nd and the rest to 3rd place. Prize money totals depends on number of entries.
*The contest will also feature a performance by our judges to open things up, then our 3 winning duets will perform again after the contest (so prepare an extra tune!)