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On the first Sunday of each month we hold a “jam” from 1:00-5:00 that is open to all. Participants, who may play or just listen, often range in age from under 8 to over 80. A modest admission fee is charged for those 18 years and older. July and August jams, held in a local park, are FREE for all attendees.
The purpose of the organization is to carry on activities intended to revive, study and perpetuate “that traditional music that constitutes the cultural heritage of our forefathers”. We perform and teach a wide variety of styles including old-time, country music, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and other traditional styles. Our music is played on acoustic instruments such as fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, string basses, accordions and harmonicas.
The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization.
Visit the SCVFA website at:   www.Fiddlers.org

Upcoming events (4+)

SCVFA LIVE ACOUSTIC JAM & CONCERT - Bluegrass jam with Robert Cornelius

Herbert Hoover Middle School Live Jam
Masks are strongly recommended while indoors, but no longer required. Please respect anyone’s choice to wear a mask.
First Sunday Monthly Jam Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Bluegrass - jam with Robert Cornelius 1:00 -5:00
Slow Jam: 1:30 – 2:30pm
NEW Concert: 2:30 - 3:30 Bring your family & friends to listen
Tune Exchange 3:30 - 4:30

ADMISSION by donation www.fiddlers.org

A Bluegrass/Country Jam and and Old Time Fiddle Tunes circle will be organized. At times, we play Celtic, Scandinavian, Americana and other genres. We invite you to enjoy a bit of each!

If you’re a beginner or if you’re just want to learn some new tunes at a slower pace, we’re also offering a Slow Jam to get you started:

A slow jam offers the opportunity to slowly play tunes by ear. If you are more comfortable with the ‘dots’, please do bring sheet music. Tunes commonly played are on the SCVFA website and in this document. Print them or bring a tablet with the tunes available offline.

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Please abide by these requests:

Masks are no longer required, but please respect anyone’s choice to wear a mask.

Do not Attend This Gathering If You Feel Sick.

Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 7 days after attending should notify me (president [at] fiddlers.org) as soon as possible.

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SCVFA's monthly newsletter, "The Fiddler's Rag", is a members only publication. Visit our website: www.fiddlers.org

Email Susan at [masked] to sign up for electronic announcements.

www.facebook.com/Fiddlers.org/

NEW - 3rd Sunday Jam - A different park every month

Needs a location

People want to play music and have requested that we offer more than one jam a month. So, here we go!

Every 3rd Sunday we’ll be hosting a jam at a local park (unless it’s raining, which cancels…)

This is a roving jam and will be held at different local parks throughout the year. Bring a chair, a hat, and a jacket.

So, sign up for our mailing list—or better yet, join the SCVFA for early notices and to suggest your favorite park for an upcoming jam!

Cancelled for Rain

LIVE ACOUSTIC JAM & CONCERT - Herbert Hoover Middle School

Needs a location

Herbert Hoover Middle School Live Jam
Masks are no longer required, but please respect anyone’s choice to wear a mask.
First Sunday Monthly Jam Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Slow Jam: 1:30 – 2:30pm
NEW Concert: 2:30 - 4:00 Bring your family & friends to listen
Tune Exchange 3:30 - 4:30

ADMISSION by donation www.fiddlers.org

A Bluegrass/Country Jam and and Old Time Fiddle Tunes circle will be organized. At times, we play Celtic, Scandinavian, Americana and other genres. We invite you to enjoy a bit of each!

If you’re a beginner or if you’re just want to learn some new tunes at a slower pace, we’re also offering a Slow Jam to get you started:

A slow jam offers the opportunity to slowly play tunes by ear. If you are more comfortable with the ‘dots’, please do bring sheet music. Tunes commonly played are on the SCVFA website and in this document. Print them or bring a tablet with the tunes available offline.

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Please abide by these requests:

Masks are no longer required, but please respect anyone’s choice to wear a mask.

Do not Attend This Gathering If You Feel Sick.

Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 7 days after attending should notify me (president [at] fiddlers.org) as soon as possible.

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SCVFA's monthly newsletter, "The Fiddler's Rag", is a members only publication. Visit our website: www.fiddlers.org

Email Susan at [masked] to sign up for electronic announcements.

www.facebook.com/Fiddlers.org/

NEW - 3rd Sunday Jam - A different park every month

Needs a location

People want to play music and have requested that we offer more than one jam a month. So, here we go!

Every 3rd Sunday we’ll be hosting a jam at a local park (unless it’s raining, which cancels…)

This is a roving jam and will be held at different local parks throughout the year. Bring a chair, a hat, and a jacket.

So, sign up for our mailing list—or better yet, join the SCVFA for early notices and to suggest your favorite park for an upcoming jam!

Cancelled for Rain

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NEW - 3rd Sunday Jam - A different park every month

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