Updates on the first meeting. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society meets on Zoom every Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. For time conversion help go to timeanddate.com
Pat and Patrick Costello are the primary hosts of the meetings.
Patrick will be posting instructions on how to sign in over the next couple of days.
The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society is a combination jam session, workshop, bull session, and general celebration of music.
The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society began in Wayne, Pa at Kitt Foster’s house. Patrick met Paul the Beatnik at the Radnor Library and convinced him to give his father a frailing banjo lesson in exchange for lunch at the family’s hoagie shop. The initial meeting led to a weekly session. That led to a rag-tag group slowly forming and becoming an extended family over the years.
Paul was a Washington Square beatnik with ties to musicians like Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and Rambin’ Jack Elliott. Paul wanted us all to learn not only to play but also to teach and lead a jam.
We will be continuing that tradition as we revive The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. We want an open exchange of ideas that ignores the nonsense surrounding genres and instruments.
You must be a musician to join The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Meetings are not open to an audience. We do not record meetings. These rules are in place to ensure that musicians of every level can share music, tips, and stories in a safe, non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-commercial space.
Any musician can join and take part in meetings of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Music is a universal language. There are only twelve notes.
We go round-robin in each meeting. Every musician can call a song, ask a question, or offer a pointer.
- Patrick is not tech support!
- Be in tune before you log in!
- Be nice. We are streaming video feeds into the homes of other musicians, so mind your manners. If Patrick can make it through a meeting without swearing or saying something rude, so can you.
- Respect your fellow musicians by being yourself. Do not misrepresent playing ability or experience.
- Go by your first name and where you are e.g. Patrick in Crisfield, MD. No handles.
- All Songs are welcome but be aware of content. We all know where the line is. Do not cross it!
- If you call a song you sing it. Use raised foot to end the song, or just say “raising my foot!”
- Stick to one tuning (your choice) through the session. Switching around distracts and wastes time.
- Please respect our member’s privacy both on and offline.
- Be courteous. Do not talk over each other.