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2015 NIBA Officers & Board of Directors

· President:           Tom Gerber     (815-312-3964)

                              pres@nibaweb.org, tgerber.card@gmail.com

· Vice President:    Kim Kraemer    (312-730-7469)

                              vp@nibaweb.org,  kimkraemer@comcast.net

· Treasurer:           Cindy Kline      (224-569-6210)                               drpepper@ameritech.net

· Secretary:           Mary Krasko    (815-879-2414)                

 

Board Members

Jim Berkland            630-479-6610

Bill Fulton                818-673-8694

Joyce Kraemer          joycekraemer@comcast.net

Rich Krasko             815-879-2414 

Ray Ward                 815-732-4641

 

 

 

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Including (but not limited to) member submissions, bio/song of the greats

Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival

 

Here are some of the great bands that performed!

 

The Farm Hands

 

Punches Family

 

Bluegras Martins

 

River Ramblers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

Apr 29 : NIBA Scholarship Jam

 

Jun 3 : NIBA Festival, Lyon Farm

 

Jun 17 : Mendota Railroad Xing Days

 

Sept 17 : NIBA Picnic, Illini State Park

 

Dec 2 : NIBA Christmas Party,

Harding Community Center

 

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BIO of the Greats

Balsam Range

 

 

 

 

Song of the Greats!!

 

 

NIBA Scholarship Details!

 

 

Member Articles!

 

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Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival

 

Living Water

 

Highway 15

 

Grand Finale (Friday Night)

 

Caroline Vincent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: A Note from your Pres

    Well fellow bluegrassers here we are. It is spring again. We already lost our hour of sleep and the warm weather is on the way. 

    It is time to get out there and get to those jams. I know some of you have been holed up this winter and are anxious to get out there and participate. 

    We need all of you to support our local bands. We are advertising as much as possible in our paper so that you have your choice of places to go. If you hear of others that we are not mentioning be sure to get the information to us so we can get it out to you. 

    For all you pickers (and grinners) get those instruments tuned up and rosin up your bows. We have a terrific year ahead of us and will have our choices of places to go throughout the spring and summer. 

    We are trying something new this year and it comes from a great suggestion from our board. We will have an event just before a jam and then go right into a jam on the same evening. Hopefully this will increase the participation this year. 

    Our participation in the picnics and Christmas events have been declining and hopefully this will bring back a lot of folks to the events. If you have other ideas, please let us know. We appreciate hearing from you. So, for now I will say so long and I will be seeing you soon.

Tom Gerber President, NIBA

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