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The age of the club is very senior and we are loosing people

Posted by stevengaub on Monday, November 1, 2010

I am guessing that the average age, before I joined, was around 79. I brought the average down a little. Because of this we are loosing more than we are gaining. In the last 2 years we have lost 3 people and added one. Regrettably the new person has to work and does not attend any of the performances. I suspect that that is not an unusual situation for banjo clubs.

On a happier note we did a performance at a grade school and were very well received. One special education teacher was heard to say that one of her students responded to the music, more than he has ever responded, to any lesson or activity.

3 comments on “The age of the club is very senior and we are loosing people”

Jane C Says:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 @1:07:29 AM

That's a very moving blog Steven. Maybe you could advertise the club in the schools and colleges to attract new young blood?

Texasbanjo Says:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 @5:46:37 AM

We have the same problem in our group: we're getting older and losing members and the young people just don't seem interested in bluegrass.

Karen Kruske Says:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 @6:07:13 AM

Went to my first-ever jam last month and it was all people in their 60's to 80+. They said they need new young blood. They sure know how to have a good time. It is great that you are going to schools and showing them what "good" music is all about!!

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