Dorothy Buzzell of Beaverton has passed away. She was a dulcimer player, and would sit in with JH/S from time to time. FMSM sends its condolences to Dorothy's family, and here is a link to her obituary:
https://www.obitmichigan.com/Obituary/49073/Dorothy%20-Buzzell
I was told yesterday by Fay VanCise (Pat's mom and George's widow) that Mt. Haley regular performer Crosscut Larson has passed away. If anyone ever had a double dose of the entertainer gene, it was Crosscut. I will post an obituary when it gets published, but FMSM sends its condolences to Crosscut's family and friends. - Hunt
I came across this video while plowing through some old files, and since ODPC 2020 is not going to happen, here is 7 minutes worth of ODPC 2011.  -  Hunt


And even more sad news ... JH/S and SUGAR has lost another wonderful friend. Joyce Hibbard passed away Friday, April 17th, and FMSM wishes to send condolences and our love to her daughters, Cheryl and Kristine, and to her family and friends. Her enthusiasm and friendliness to all will be greatly missed.
More sad news to share... regular Mt. Haley Jam attender and a friend to all who knew him, George Van Cise passed away on Thursday, April 16th. FMSM sends its love and sympathies to son Pat, wife Fay, and all of George's family and friends.
Sad news to share: Jolly Hammers and SUGAR member Mary Ledbetter has passed away. She was always a pleasure to be with and will be greatly missed. Obituary link: https://www.obitmichigan.com/Obituary/48302/Mary-Ledbetter

FMSM President's Message

3-18-20

Your Board members have voted to SUSPEND ALL ACTIVITIES OF FMSM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Future events such as August Festival will still be planned.  Please check our website for any changes.  
Be safe.  Hope to see you when this is all over with.  Hopefully in August or before.  

President
Louis DuPuis

Spring 2020 Newsletter has been posted


The Spring 2020 Newsletter has been published. 

Click here or click the newsletter tab in the main menu to view the full-size version.






"Spring Concert Ahead" Cancelled

Spring Concert Ahead
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Check back with us here on our website for updates.  
We hope to reschedule this for a date in the near future.  



What's New?  Here's what's new...
A community drum circle in the United States is a noisy and fun, family friendly event, where people come together in order play rhythms together. The participants sit is a circle of chairs so everyone is equal. The drum circle play percussion instruments in an informal, collaborative setting. The participants don't need musical experience and can begin at a level that works for them.
The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. A drumming circle provides an opportunity to connect with a group of other like-minded people.
Mid Michigan Drum Circle invites adults and mature youngsters to join them in their weekly jams- likely held in Midland or Bay City. We have spare drums/percussion for you to borrow- if desired. There is no charge to be a member of the Mid Mich Drum Circle.
Look us up at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/332811060693115/ , or email Steveweckle1@gmail.com
2020 call for workshop leaders (both past AND FUTURE!) - please see the letter under the Midland Folk Music Festival tab for details!
WASSUP6 is coming!  See the Ukuleles page for all the details...