Member Giving

Give the Gift of Membership

Your enthusiasm for bluegrass, old time, and gospel music can be shared with others by giving a first time membership to a friend or family member. This could plant the seed that causes those individuals to become “hooked on bluegrass.”

Become a Sponsor

Another way you could help to cut the cost of CBA events would be to monetarily sponsor or cosponsor an event or an activity at an event (such as the dinner at a campout). The CBA already has sponsors that donate to festival activities and concerts, whose contributions are definitely appreciated. This is a good way for those who own businesses to help the CBA, and to enjoy a tax deduction as well.

Give a Music Camp Scholarship

A great way to help preserve our bluegrass heritage is to get more people interested our music. And, a good way to do that is to get more people interested in playing the music. Those who attend the CBA Music Camp usually come away with more knowledge of their instrument (or voice) and skill in performing. Additionally, they express more enthusiasm for playing and singing. Through the generosity of others, some less fortunate students were able to attend on donated scholarships. The donation of a music camp scholarship is a good investment in the future of bluegrass, old time and gospel music.

For more information about contributing to CBA Music Camp Scholarships, email


Monetary donations have been a mainstay of the Association over the years.

Donations can be made while renewing memberships or really any time. Members can designate their contribution to one or more of the CBA’s several funds, such as the Heritage Fund, The Ted Ervin Kids on Bluegrass Fund, the Darrell Johnston Instrument Lending Library, the IBMA Activities Fund, etc.

The Association can also point members in the right direction for securing assistance in setting up trusts, bequests and other planned gifts. And of course the California Bluegrass Association is a nonprofit charitable organization so all contributions to the CBA are tax deductible.

Darrel Johnston Lending Library

Oh, and lest we forget, the CBA is always interested in receiving banjos, fiddles, guitars, bases, dobros and mandolins for its Darrell Johnson Lending Library.

More Opportunities

Learn more about other opportunities to support the California Bluegrass Association, contact:

Bob Thomas
Member Giving Coordinator/ Ambassador At Large
8532 Cumulus Way
Orangevale, CA 95662
Tel: 916-989-0993

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