Membership

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We normally have over 30 members each year, from all ages and backgrounds.
We are a fun-loving group that simply enjoys old time music! You don’t have to be a musician to join us. Indeed, over the years we have had members who simply want to help and volunteer at our events. There is always so much to do at our Day Camp, Fiddlerama concert etc. We need volunteers running the club too – people who can do graphics, update our website, do our finances, write grant applications, publicity and advertising, and a million other things! You could also just come and dance!

Message to young Fiddle Club members with WELCOME TO ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS!

Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers has invited new fiidlers in clubs to participate along with us. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and play along with fiddlers of all ages and abilities.

These special practicies will be held ( address below) on the second and fourth Wed. of each month during the months of Sept. to June, from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm. The last 15 minutes, 8:30 to 8:45 the students will join the big group of fiddlers to go over the tunes the students are rehearsing. Some nights they will be exposed to master fiddlers who will instruct bowing and fiddle technique as well as tunes. it would be quite an experience for them. Additional opportunities of joining in the main performances is also available. Contact Jo Blaak to confirm.

There is no cost to the club fiddlers but refer to the membership structure below. These are free private group fiddle lessons for those involved.

Membership Fees 2016

Youth membership of under 14 are free annually, a registration is only required by a parent or guardian ( also free ).

We recently decided to establish a junior member category for those between 15-18 years, on their own, for free with a registration.

The annual cost for adults remains at $15.00 for 19 years and over with a registration.

FOCUS

Our focus is old time fiddle music with a bit of celtic – lots of fast music, ie: jigs, reels, polkas and of course beautiful waltzes. We welcome fiddlers, along with other instruments like the guitar, mandolin, piano, banjo, tin whistles to name a few! We encourage younger musicians to experience the fun of playing in a group and sharing your talent with us.

If you’d like to join us at our practices, they are held every Wednesday (except the first one) from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m at Hallmark on the Park, Assisted Living Residence, 3055 Princess St., in Abbotsford (see under ‘Meetings and Practices’). For more information

contact Rod Mclean  at roderickmclean65@yahoo.ca