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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

Time: June 20, 2014 at 10am to June 22, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Baltimore MD (June 20) and Keedysville MD (June 21-22)
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Event Type: banjo, gathering
Organized By: Greg Adams
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2014

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Event Description

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) is proud to present the Seventh Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) on June 20-22, 2014. For this year’s event, the NMCWM is partnering with the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) to present programming that will take place at two locations. On Friday, June 20, the BMI will host the first day of events in Baltimore (from 10AM-4PM) to showcase its latest exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond, located at 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. On Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, the event will resume at its traditional location at the Pry House Field Hospital and Museum, located at 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756.

 

FRIDAY AT THE BMI: Free and open to the public for the first 80 people to RSVP with BMI

The BMI’s special exhibit, Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond, showcases the banjo as a Maryland tradition since at least the late 1740s and how Baltimore became the setting for the instrument’s earliest mass production in the 1840s. Through the cultural convergences slavery, blackface minstrelsy, and industry, this exhibit reveals the Chesapeake region’s multicultural impact on the foundations of American popular culture. Thus, the BMI became a perfect partner for the annual Antietam Early Banjo Gathering.

To RSVP for the BMI programming, please contact Kelley Edelmann at kedelmann@thebmi.org.

For more information on the Baltimore Museum of Industry and its special exhibit, “Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond,” please visit www.thebmi.org.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT ANTIETAM: Registration $70 ($60 for current NMCWM members)

On Friday evening, AEBG attendees will return to the event’s traditional location at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, MD. 

The cost of registration for the Seventh Antietam Early Banjo Gathering is $70 ($60 for current NMCWM members). Registration includes Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast and lunches, lectures, overnight camping accommodations for those who wish to camp on the Pry House property (Note: registrants must provide their own period or modern tent), and admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Hotel accommodations are available in nearby Hagerstown, MD at a discounted rate for gathering participants.

To register for the Antietam portions of the weekend programming, 1) register online by visitingwww.civilwarmed.org/calendar and click on the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering, or 2) to register by phone or learn more about lodging options, contact Kyle Wichtendahl of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 301-695-1864 ex 1013 or kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org.

For more information about the schedule of events, please visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine website:www.civilwarmed.org/calendar.

 

Please Note: Registering for the AEBG at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Saturday and Sunday does not automatically register you for activities at the BMI on Friday. You must register for both events separately.

Comment Wall

Comment by Scott Danneker on May 28, 2014 at 7:44am

It was pretty much meant as a joke. I wouldn't subject  anyone too that racket.  I'll check the B&Bs.  Thanks for the advice. 

Oh, I almost forgot.  Is period garb required or can I just come in my modern clothes?

Thanks for all your help,

Scott

Comment by Andy Chase on May 28, 2014 at 8:59am

RE: Dress, some folks do show up in period clothing (and some just dress for the Saturday evening concert) but it is definitely not a requirement.  I'd say the split is about 50/50.

Comment by Scott Danneker on May 28, 2014 at 9:57am

Thank you Andy.

Comment by Roberta Perkins on May 30, 2014 at 1:23pm

Hi, All, I'm looking forward to meeting folks from the site. I will be attending the Baltimore event. Looking forward to it this year....Roberta

Comment by Strumelia on June 1, 2014 at 12:24pm

Roberta, are you also attending the events at the Barn?

I'm getting excited!

Also finding that I am sadly rusty in my playing...ugh!   But put 3 new tunes on my practice list yesterday.  Will simply do what I can and will try to absorb the magic there.   :)

Comment by Greg Adams on June 1, 2014 at 4:20pm

FYI, this year's presenters include a great, diverse group of scholars, musicians, and collectors: 

1)    Bob Winans, Pete Ross, and Greg Adams: Guest Co-curators for the Baltimore Museum of Industry exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

2)    Christopher Smith: Professor & Chair of Musicology; Texas Tech School of Music, Lubbock, TX Author: The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the ... (UIP)

3)    Tony Thomas: Scholar of African American Banjo Playing

4)    Hank Sapoznik: Banjo Scholar and Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison

5)    Skeffington Flynn: Board Member, Rhythm Bones Society

6)    Junious Brickhouse: Executive Director, Founder, Urban Artistry Inc.

7)    Clarke Buehling: Banjo Virtuoso, Music Collector, Educator, Take a Step Back in Time

8)    Joe Ayers: Banjo Scholar, Musician, Historian, Lecturer, Author, Tuckahoe Music

9)   Courtney Brooks: PhD, Sociology, Appalachian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies 

Comment by Jack Gellerstedt on June 4, 2014 at 4:19pm

I look forward to seeing all of you again this year.  Looks like another great event!

Comment by James Hartel on June 5, 2014 at 6:45am

Hope to be at this wonderful event again this year with the added bonus of the exhibition at the BMI. Thanks Greg, Pete, and Bob.

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 5, 2014 at 7:53am

The event on Friday at BMI....is there set programming for it, or is it just generally open for us to attend and observe?

Comment by Greg Adams on June 11, 2014 at 8:48pm

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE (as of 6/11/14, which is subject to change)

Thursday, June 19: Pry House Field Hospital Museum (18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)

  • 3:00 p.m. Registration/Check-in opens
  • 4:00 p.m.-? Social time, jamming, camping set-up

FRIDAY, June 20 Baltimore Museum of Industry (1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230)

  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Registration/Visit the Exhibit/Socializing
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.: PRESENTATION 1: Banjo Exhibit Backstory: Bob Winans, Pete Ross, and Greg Adams: Guest Co-curators for the Baltimore Museum of Industry exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m.: PRESENTATION 2: Christopher J. Smith: Professor & Chair of Musicology; Texas Tech School of Music, Lubbock, TX Author: The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy (UIP)
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m.: PRESENTATION 3: Tony Thomas: Scholar of African American Banjo Playing
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m.: PRESENTATION 4: Henry Sapoznik: Banjo Scholar and Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 4:00-9:00 p.m.: Dinner on your own/Travel back to Pry House Field Hospital Museum (18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)
  • 9:00-?: Jam sessions, social time (Pry House Field Hospital Museum)

SATURDAY, June 21 Pry House Field Hospital Museum (18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, coffee, continental breakfast (provided for registered participants only)
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m.: PRESENTATION 5: Skeffington Flynn: Board Member, Rhythm Bones Society
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 6: Mentoring Breakout Session #1: Joel Hooks (“banjo tricks” basics), Tim Twiss (Kerr’s “Merry Melodies” for the banjo), and Mark Weems (Repertoire from The Music of Old Joe Sweeny)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided for registered participants)
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m.: PRESENTATION 7:  Junious Brickhouse: Executive Director, Founder, Urban Artistry Inc.
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m.: PRESENTATION 8:  Panel Discussion: Reflections on the BMI Exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore & Beyond (a recap of what occurred on Friday June 20—for those who could not attend—and an open discussion about some of the critical issues that shape what we do)
  • 5:15 p.m.: PUBLIC CONCERT at Pry House Field Hospital and Museum
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own
  • 6:30 p.m.-?: Jam sessions, social time

 

SUNDAY, June 22 Pry House Field Hospital Museum (18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, coffee, continental breakfast (provided for registered participants only)
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Large group meeting about AEBG 2014, logistics for Sunday afternoon concert
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 9:  Clarke Buehling: Banjo Virtuoso, Music Collector, Educator, Take a Step Back in Time
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 10: Mentoring Breakout Session #2 (to be announced)
  • 11:30-12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided for registered participants only)
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m.: Concert preparation
  • 2:00 p.m.: PUBLIC CONCERT in Dunker Church
  • 3:00 p.m.

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