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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VI (June 21-23, 2013)

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce that the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VI organizing committee met recently and we are now moving forward with active planning for the June 21-23, 2013 Early American Banjo Conference. We would like to invite those who are interested in doing a formal presentation to submit a paper proposal to speak at this year’s conference. The deadline for submitting papers will be March 31, 2013. Please forward proposals to pryprograms@civilwarmed.org.

AEBG-VI will take place at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, Maryland. Registration for the event is $60 per person and includes morning breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday), Saturday lunch, and daily snacks.

Also, with all of the growing interest in the antebellum, early minstrel, and Civil War era banjo, we want to make sure that we provide plenty of structured mentoring sessions. As with last year's event, the tentative Itinerary (which is subject to change) will include:

FRIDAY, June 21
• Noon: Registration opens
• 1:00-5:00 p.m.: "Early Bird" Mentoring Sessions (first come, first serve)
• 5:00-7:00 p.m.--Dinner on your own
• 7:00-8:00 p.m.--Greetings and Show & Tell
• 8:00-? p.m.--Jam Session & Social

• 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, coffee, and pastries
• 9:00-9:45 a.m.: Presentation 1: (TBD)
• 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Presentation 2: (TBD)
• 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided for registered participants)
• 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Presentation 3: (TBD)
• 3:00-3:45 p.m.: Presentation 4: (TBD)
• 5:15 p.m.: PUBLIC CONCERT
• 6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own
• 6:30 p.m.-?: Jam Session & Social

SUNDAY, June 23
• 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, coffee, and pastries
• 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Large group meeting about AEBG 2014, logistics for Sunday afternoon concert
• 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Presentation 5: (TBD)
• 10:15-11:30 a.m.: Mentoring Sessions (group and individual)
• 11:30-12:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own
• 2:00 p.m: Concert in Dunker Church
• [goodbye]

There is no charge for camping in the barn.
Staff will be at the location the entire weekend.

We hope to see you there!
The AEBG-VI Organizing Committee (George Wunderlich, Thomas Frezza, Kyle Wichtendahl, and Greg Adams)

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That sounds great.  We're going to do our best to make it out there this year.  I just booked a room for the weekend in Shepherdstown.  

REALLY hoping to make it this year!

Sorry that I may have missed it.  Is there a registration form that I need to complete/submit?

The registration form is forthcoming. Kyle just about has it together and we'll post it!

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