Welcome to the Official Webpage of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers and Country Music Association. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, perpetuation, and enjoyment of Old Time music. Our purpose is to encourage musicians of all ages, and to provide them with opportunities to improve their skills by performing in public. If you live in Utah, and enjoy the music of the fiddle tradition, then this is the place for you.
Our chapters hold regular jam sessions, and are also available to play for special occasions. If you would like to arrange a performance, please contact the chapter chairpersons nearest you. If you’d like to know more, please feel free to contact one of our club officers on the State Organization page, or email the admin.
If you are new to the organization, and would like to get an idea of the sort of music we play, please feel free to check out our media page for samples.
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The annual get-together will be Potluck this year–please read below.
Date: Saturday, Jan 2nd
Place: Legacy House / PV library:
10:30-11:30, everyone register first @ Legacy House (5525 Adams Ave. Pkwy.)
10:30-3:00, jam/meet/eat/jam @ Pleasant Valley Branch library (5568 Adams Ave. Pkwy.)
Chapter business meeting: 11:45-12 noon
Lunch: Potluck, 12 noon: If your last name starts with / I suggest* you bring:
A-C / “salad or fruit”
D-L / “bread or chips”
M-T / “side dish”
U-Z / “dessert”
* or “whatever you like”
Chapter will provide main meat dish and drinks. IF YOU HAVE DIETARY NEEDS/PREFERENCES, PLEASE TELL ME, AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCOMODATE YOU. I WANT EVERYONE TO FEEL WELCOME.
By Dec 29th, please RSVP — coming or not. If you are, how many. If not, please let me know if you want to continue membership.
Dues for 2016 due @ registration unless other arrangements made–cash or check only.
This event is closed to non-members and an RSVP is required to attend. Seating is limited and an accurate headcount is required ahead of time. Please contact Doug Anderson for details or to RSVP no later than January 5th.
We will have our Spring Social on March11th in West Val-ley City Hall. There will be a Board meeting held at 9:00am; the Jam will start at 10:00. It will be a pot-luck lunch and chicken is provided. Every association member is welcome to attend.
It is Utah’s turn to be the host state for the fiddle contest June 19-24 in Weiser, Idaho. Which means we put on a 30 min. program each night as people come in before the contest starts. We will go to some senior care centers and do a gig. We will judge the Certified Fiddle Division. This means that we need members to commit to going to this event and to be willing to play on stage. Please call or email Lynn if you can commit to going.
It is time again for our Fall Social,and UOTF Board Meeting. It will be held Saturday September 9, At the West Valley City Hall.
Our board meeting will be at 9:00 am . Followed be our jam at 10:00am. The Salt Lake Chapter will provide chicken and drinks for the pot luck lunch.
All UOTF members are invited. Please put out the word to your chapter members.
Here are the details:
* The jam / party / membership drive will be held on Saturday, January 6th, from 3PM to 7PM.
* We will be located at the Eccles Community Arts Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden.
* Dinner entree is provided for members whom have RSVP’d no later than Wednesday Jan 3. We believe we have enough meals ordered based on past participation, but we need your RSVP to ensure we have enough food on hand. Please be prompt in your reply.
* As usual, your membership fees are due by the end of January (if you wish to be included in the directory for 2018), and we will have a desk set up to help you with your annual renewal. As a reminder, the dues are $20 for an individual and $25 for a family.
* If you have special dietary restrictions or concerns, please let me know when you RSVP.
IF you plan to attend, please RSVP to John Gardner, no later than Wednesday, January 3. Contact information is phone: 801-648-4539 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please contact me if you have any questions.