The Long Island Banjo Society (of New York) was organized in 1963 as a non-profit band of men and women promoting "the preservation and entertainment of banjo playing."
The LI Banjo Society performs with a variety of banjos (4 string tenor, 6 and 8 string), and back-up rhythm and bass instruments. We are mostly retired seniors who love to play the banjo and love music (see sample song list). We represent a wide spectrum of professions, careers and interests spanning many decades.
The Band frequently performs at various parks, historic sites, senior citizen facilities, fraternal meetings, and many charity functions. In the past, the Long Island Banjo Society has performed at popular venues and events such as the Schaefer Tent at Jones Beach, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Macy's Flower Show, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
The public is invited to our free rehearsals on Fridays at 8:00 PM. We are seeking new banjo members.
(click on the Rehearsals Tab above for up-to-date schedule, information and map of Long Island).
(see a sample of our songs we play )