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Recent changes to this site.
Published Date Updates, Information and links to banjo topics 
July 4th Mercer Island Parade next weekend at 10am
May 10 Thanks everyone!!!  Come see us at a public location.
April 17 Want to reserve some tickets?  Call 206-242-2656 and leave your name and the number of tickets that you want.  They'll be waiting at the ticket booth for you!!!  Enjoy!!
April 4 Workshops and events now listed.
April 1 Coming to town April 23-25. 
Scott Whitfield
from Dallas/Ft Worth Texas.  Come jam with him, or just listen.  See his full performance on stage. 
More info HERE.
March 15 Miyoko from Japan is coming to play again this year!!!
So is: Kitsap, Boise, and Tacoma!
March 6 New Hotel for this year's Jam Sessions!!  Great Rooms!
Feb 14 Announcing this year's Festival Headliner and NEW Hotel Location.  Join the fun for 3 full days!! 
Feb 1 See our February Newsletter
Jan 11 See our January Newsletter with pictures
Dec 14 God Bless Karl May  Oct 21, 1930 - Dec 14, 2003
10/31/03 Join us Dec 8th for our Christmas Party and Potluck.
See our Schedule for more information
9/13/03 Join us at Issaquah Pickering Barn - Public Market
Practice at Hawthorn Suites, S. 212 St, Kent 7-9pm
8/23/03 Join us at Fort Casey, Whidbey Island!!
7/24/03 Our Annual Donation to Children's Hospital 
Now over $50,000 total!
Mark your calendars - Mercer Island Parade, July 12th and then at the Ballard Locks, August 2nd -- Our Schedule
5/4/03 25 Festival Photos ---  Jam   Show
4/18/03 Show information updated. Free Workshops Schedule.
-----> Go HERE!!  Photos of the Bands!
3/2/03 Pizza and Banjos Monday Night 7-9 pm March 10th!! 
Click here for Info & Maps!  At Round Table Pizza, 15025 NE 24th Street, Redmond (Behind Overlake Sears)
1/29/03 Playout at the Ashler Lodge in Bothell - photos


More Info UPDATED March 4th
Our 2003 Festival Headliners!!!
Information now available HERE. 
11/11 Jean Harris says "Hi" to everyone!!!
9/21 Bruce Jones submitted 5 photos of us at The Ballard Locks this summer.   Thanks Mr & Mrs Jones!!
9/1/02 Schedule updated. 
Our V.P. is not at an undisclosed location.  See him at a playout near you!  :-)
8/8/02 Jack's doing great!!!
Aug 1 Check out our Editor's latest accomplishment!!!!!
July 22 Club approves another $2,000 for Children's, bringing our total donations since 1991 to $47,370.
July 21 Grand Opening of the SeaHawks Stadium Photo <1  <2
June 29 Four public gigs in July - Come see us at the Crossroads Mall, Mercer Island Parade, Issaquah Public Market or at the Grand Opening of the new Seahawks Stadium --- all Free!!  <Our Schedule>
June 28 Ten photos from the Boise Roundup!!
April 15 The first 50 photos are now available! Page 1Page 2
April 7 Festival Photos Coming Soon. In the meantime, here is a "purported" sighting of  Elvis!!! <click here> Blue Suede Shoes?!
April 6 NOTE:  Sunday is Daylight Savings Time!!  Remember to set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday night!!
Mar 29 Schedules, maps and list of performers for the Seattle Banjo Show have now been updated!!  See all info here and here!
Mar 23 Circle The Wagons Banjo Gatherin' has changed their dates.  It will now be in Caldwell, Idaho on June 6th, 7th and 8th.
Mar 22 Friday night radio interview and music with Johnny Baier has been cancelled.   See maps & updated schedule here.
Mar 8 Got snowed in today... so decided to do something that was long overdue... Mystery Photo # 9!!!!!!!
Mar 5 Yes!!   Miyoko from Japan will perform again at this year's show... in fact her husband is coming with her this time!! Photos 1 2 3 4
Feb 22 FESTIVAL INFO:  Friday and Saturday at the RED LION HOTEL on East Marginal Way, Seattle<Order Tickets Now>
 Friday - all day open jamming (visitors welcome)
 Saturday - 9am - 5pm Free Workshops (visitors welcome)
    -Workshop schedule updated
 Saturday - 7pm - midnight Organized Jamming (visitors.. etc)
 Sunday -  1pm Formal Show at Burien Performing Arts Center
Jan 17th Sad news... Les Brown passed today.  God Bless Him.
Jan 1st Schedule updated!  Jobs scheduled clear until Dec 2002!
Our first job of the new year is open to the public at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue.  See you there!
2002 Welcome to the new year!!  Jack LaFond is the new president!
Dec 8 2002 Banjo Festival on April 7th, 2002 - Info now available
Sept 23 We donate another $6,000 to Childrens!
Sept 1 Two Public Performances this month - Schedule
Aug 25 32 more photos from the Festival Show added - page 4, 5
June 27 Caldwell photo at Album 13
June See you at Caldwell, Idaho!!  See our schedule.
April 2 What a show!!  38 Photos now available  (more coming soon)
Mar 12 Workshop Schedule now available.
Mar 1 Bands and Performers now announced!!!
Feb 21 Three photos of Mickie Finn's Band and his record album
Feb 9 The Seattle Banjo Club Festival has been chosen to be The Greatest Event on Earth for 24 hours on the web site   It will appear there on March 31st!!!
Feb 7 Have a cell phone with "net" capability?  
Go to  (only works with cell phones)
and you can find info about the Festival
Jan 23 New Mystery Photo!!! Number 8 
When and where was it taken??  Hint:  It's not there anymore!
Jan 5 More web links added - also a new link to a VanPalta article.  Ky Fox and Trudy Holly Obituaries now available.
2001 Happy New Year!
Dec 11 Christmas Banquet Photos and New Officers Installed
Dec 10 Sad news... Ky Fox & Trudy Holly passed away this month.
Oct 2 Photo Album page 9 now added - Keywords: Michigan, 1940 Chev
Oct 1 2001 Festival Headliner announced - Don Van Palta !!!
Aug 26 15 Pictures from The Ballard Locks
Aug 8 A visit with Trudy Hawley - Seattle's Sweetheart of Fun!
Aug 6 and MORE parade photos - Album Page 7
July 8 Photos at the Mercer Island Parade - Album Page 6
July 4 Schedule updated - see us at Mercer Island Parade
Also added some new fabulous
web music links!!!
April 11
Photos from this year's Festival 
Standing Room Only at the Show - wow!!!
March22 Miyoko's Web site in Japan -- She'll be at our Festival
Feb 1 Club dues are now due.  Please send to Jean Harris.
Jan 1 Room rate at Seattle Banjo Festival is cheaper than last year!!
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2000 Happy New Millennium
Dec 11 Seattle Banjo Festival 2000 Headliner Announced
 *** Charlie Tagawa!! ***  <click here>
Photos and music to download.
Nov Schedule updated. Photos added.
Link to
Jim B's Banjo music page!!!
More photos in Club Album #4
Sept 26 More photos in Club Albums - Table of Contents
Sept 5 sbcpartial.jpg (90250 bytes)New Mystery Photo # 7
 - Can you guess it??
Aug 31 Another page added to the club photo album - # 3  See Gus ride!!
Also, Microsoft Picnic, Mercer Island Festival & FIGA Convention in Tenn.
June 21 Sad News:  Ray Johnston passed away on Monday afternoon. There will be a memorial/potluck/jam session at the Alki Masonic Hall on Sunday, June 27 at 3:00pm.  The hall is at  4736 - 40th Ave. SW
April 15 Photos from the 1999FestivalWeekend
Mar 27 Photos of Miyoko Onishi from Tokyo added to Festival Pages
Feb 28 Cameo mug shots of SBC players
--more added 3/13/99
Feb 22 Maralee Ellison slips and breaks leg during rehearsal -- No Kidding!!
Jan 23 check.gif (662 bytes)what happened when Dick Martin came to Seattle???
Jan 1 Mystery Photo 6
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1999 Happy New Year
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