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HTMA President’s Notes - Spring 2023

March 01, 20232 min read

Hi Huntsville Traditional Music Association Friends. So much is going on for this our 57th year!

We were awarded a grant by Arts Huntsville, “Celebrating Music from Roots to Americana.” And continue to be supported by Burritt on the Mountain.

HTMA has so many plans and so many volunteer hours each year! I calculated our 2022 volunteer hours at about 1,200. We reached 632 people at our 8 performances. We had 2,632 participants and audience members at our outreach jams. We are always looking for new team members. If you would like to be a performer, make an effort to attend our monthly meeting jams. Board position opening in 2024 is the HTMA Publicity Chair, our communication link between the organization and the public. The person who agrees to accept this position will begin shadowing in 2023.

Coffeehouse Performances are back in the Old Church and Pavilion. Will let you know within a week in advance which location so you know whether to bring a butt pillow for the church or a chair for the Pavilion. The September 10th Gazebo Concert is back at the Gazebo. In 2021 we went to advance ticket sales. To facilitate a smoother check-in process and due to limited seating capacity, we still encourage you to purchase your admission in advance by noon of the performance date. Advance ticket sales will close shortly after noon. Tickets are no longer sold through Burritt, but are for sale on the huntsvillefolk.org website $10 plus fees in advance, $12 at the door. For the first time this year, we have season tickets available, 10 Coffeehouse shows and the Gazebo Concert for $90. I am so excited for the upcoming season; Jani Brill has done an excellent job finding great performers who are new to HTMA and may be new to you as well! Coffeehouse times are still 7-9pm and so as to not interfere with the sound check, doors will open at 6:45 pm.

The HTMA monthly jams continue in the Madison County Library auditorium on Monroe Street of downtown Huntsville. The jams are held on Sundays from 1:30 - 4:00 pm. The next jams are scheduled for Mar 26, April 23 and May 21. In addition to developing as a performer, you get opportunities to play and learn with other musicians while at the same time networking.

Benefits of Membership. Members get to be opening musicians at Coffeehouses. Membership helps HTMA balance the budget while paying musicians a fair wage, hiring a consultant sound technician and paying for the venue. Membership is $15 for individuals $20 for families.

See you soon.

Lynne Edmondson

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Lynne Edmondson

HTMA President - Lynne Edmondson

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This program has been made possible by a 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant from Arts Huntsville funded by the City of Huntsville.

501C Ruling: The IRS has recognized the Huntsville Traditional Music Association as a tax exempt non-profit corporation, under section 501.c3 of Internal Revenue Code, effective August 25, 2006. Your charitable donations to help us continue our mission of maintaining a folk and traditional music presence in the Tennessee Valley are both appreciated and tax deductible.

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