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Celebrates America looking for bands to open for Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, and more

Know a great up and coming band? Tell them to enter the Celebrates America opening band contest. Fans will be voting for who opens for Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth. http://gowe.st/Celebrates2014

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Entries for the 12th Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Fiddle Tune Composition Contest were received from California (Fresno, San Jose), Colorado (Lafayette), Illinois (Oak Park), Maryland (Accokeek, Bethesda), Massachusetts (Boston),  Michigan (Canton), Nebraska (Bellevue, Gretna, Lincoln, Omaha), New York (Buffalo, New York City), North Carolina (Raleigh), Oklahoma (Tulsa), Virginia (Arlington), Wyoming (Cheyenne), Canada (Nova Scotia)

The results are as follows:

First Place: “It Was You”, by Lin Gowin,  Lincoln, NE

Second Place: “Art Harrison’s Reel”, by Mike Casey, Oak Park, IL

Third Place: “Cache La Poudre”, by Steven Scott, Cheyenne, WY

Best Viola Tune: “Tater’s Haircut”, by Steven Scott, Cheyenne, WY

The winning tunes will be printed in up-coming issues of Stringing Along, our Nebraska ASTA newsletter. For more information about subscribing to Stringing Along, contact Mindy Hunke at mhunke@cox.net. The Best Viola Tune will be made available on the American Viola Society website as part of their American Viola Project at http://americanviolasociety.org/resources/scores/american-viola-project/.

For information about next year’s Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition contest, contact debby@greenblattandseay.com.


In the meantime, you should all be aware about another contest sponsored by Scottish F.I.R.E. (Scottish Fiddling Revival, Ltd.) The deadline for submission for this fine event is October 1st  so you folks have plenty of time to be creative. You can find out more about it on their web-site, http://scottishfiddlingrevival.com/

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