New Blues Society Board

18 Oct

The MMMWBS held its annual election of the Board of Directors this evening at the Monthly meeting, at the Town & Country Inn and Suites in Quincy. The new Board now consists of President-Brenda Dirkes, VP-Linda Gertz, Treasurer-Chris Cowen (New), Secretary-Nancy Gertz (New), and Board members at large-Ben Bumbry and David Schaffer (New). The new Board is deep into preparation for the Upcoming Blues In The Schools Program (Nov. 11th & 12th) with Harper & The Midwest Kind, and the Fall Concert with Harper & the Midwest Kind on November 9th at The State Room. Details for the fall show are on the Live Events Page.

Along with the upcoming Blues In The School Program and Concert, the new Board is also looking to hold a BLUES CRUISE ON THE MISSISSIPPI (Riverboat Style) in 2014, and details will be announced for that as everything comes together.  Also, the Society is also once again beginning planning for the Annual BLUE NOTE OPEN in Feb. 2014-the Saturday AFTER the Super Bowl (2014 date will be Feb. 8th 2014). Congrats to the new Board, and thanks to our former Board Members as well.

BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS coming in November!

6 Oct

The MMMWBS will be hosting  “Blues In The Schools” program November 12th & 13th. The Artist for this event will be HARPER & THE MIDWEST KIND. He’s been doing Blues in the Schools for some time now, and it’s always good to bring The Blues to our local students. In a time of very limited Arts Budgets-the MMMWBS is happy to do our part in bringing up the next generation of students to know about Blues Music. Fortunately in recent years, the BLUES have been gained some serious local cred, with Blues in the District concerts packing Washington Park, and a couple local Blues radio shows well established on our local airwaves. (Something that wasn’t there when I was growing up here).

Also-the Blues Society is also planning a Fall Concert with HARPER & THE MIDWEST KIND to kick off the Blues in the Schools. The concert will be held at THE STATE ROOM in Quincy on NOVEMBER 9th. I’ll be putting out more info on all of this as we get a little closer to the date.  Keep an eye on the Live Events Page also…