The Stephen Foster Old Time Music Weekend has been held annually since 2005 at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, FL on the banks of the beautiful and historic Suwannee River. Each year SFOTMW holds classes and jams on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and singing. To teach and lead these sessions, they bring in premier performers from around Florida and the U.S. This year they had the privilege of working with the Orpheus Supertones.
In March, we were contacted by Chuck Levy, the director of SFOTMW, asking if we could make a donation to their upcoming auction which would benefit the scholarship fund. As we researched their program, we were impressed by the passion that everyone shared not only for Old-Time music but also for furthering the music education of SFOTMW participants. So, we gladly donated a violin outfit in hopes of helping out their program.
Today, I received an e-mail from Chuck letting us know that the auction was a success and that they experienced a record number of enrollment during the weekend. He also sent us a photo of all the participants. Congratulations to SFOTMW for a successful weekend! If you would like more information about the Stephen Foster Old Time Music Weekend you can check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.