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past few years this site attracted numerous visitors
who are active in the string band community today,
it has also caught the attention of many “old
timers.” We maintain this site to preserve the
history of our hobby, as well as to document the
100+ years of tradition that came before us.
We would like to encourage all the “old timers” who
visit the site to consider returning, in some
capacity to the hobby you loved. We know
you’re out there. Why else would you be here now?
have something of value to give. Whether it’s
attending a fundraiser for your former organization,
giving free lessons to young members for an hour
before rehearsal each week, lending your expertise
to the theme committee, bringing your child, or even
grandchild, to a rehearsal, or simply sitting in
with the band once a month.
Please consider coming out of retirement, if not to
take a suit, then simply to show your support for
this hobby we all love. If you inspire even
one person to become committed to preserving this
tradition, you’ve made it worth your while.
Without gaining interest in and commitment to this
hobby from the next generation, there may not be
anything for us to archive 10 years from now.
Help us instill in the next generation the love of
mummery we all have in common on this site.
Stop by your old clubhouse next week, and tell them
StringBandArchives.com sent you!
String Band Archives is always
looking for new media so feel free to send us an
email if you have that special clip that you
think would be interesting for the site.
All video and audio can easily be
converted to digital media and returned to you.
If you have any questions feel free
to contact us at
Special Thanks to the following people
to whom without their generous
contributions this site would
not be possible!
The Creator & Designer of SBArchives : Russ
Editor & Audio Guru: Joe Marchesa
And Special Thanks To ...
Brian Reed , John Wernega , Joe
Fink , Michael Osowiecki
Amanda Ettinger , Terry McDonald ,
John Gilbert , Scott Ratzke , Mike Weick , Eric Leso ,
Marty Rotindo Jr. , Shaun Decky , Paul Gawlinski ,&
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