Port Hadlock Banjo Hangout
Update - Dec
By Chris Stone
Banjo Preservation can be accomplished by having a
climate controlled closet where we stick our banjo, and "presto", it
will be as good as new in twenty plus years. But our playing skill wonít
be preserved if we donít use it.
"Playing Your Banjos" is the main purpose of the
Hadlock Banjo Hangout during the weekend of March 11 to 13, 2005. If
this weekend of banjo playing is for you, bring extra strings and picks
so we have no hesitation to pop open the cases and play those banjos.
There is a cost for a weekend like this, and we are
planning to ensure the rewards well outweigh the costs. Two nights at
the Inn at Port Hadlock, with breakfast included, is $198 plus tax. The
ferry ride is $15 and it might take a half tank of gas driving to the
site just south of Port Townsend. Yet playing your banjo for two and a
half days Ė Priceless! (To reserve your room call 1-800-785-7030)
If the price is causing you anxiety donít give up. We
will explore some economy options to accommodate any who might like to
take part. Donít be bashful, even tell Santa about the March weekend
get-away, then add it to your Christmas list. What? No Bow Tie and Bread
Machine for Christmas? Silver bells ringing could be either plectrum and
tenor. And who needs sugar plums. May visions of banjo playing pave the
way to make the Hadlock Banjo Hangout weekend a memorable get-away!
There is a cost of not playing your banjo Ė loss of
calluses and dexterity.