LONG ISLAND BANJO SOCIETY, inc
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The Long Island Banjo Society was organized in 1963 as a non-profit group of men and women promoting "the preservation and entertainment of banjo playing."

Our dominant instrument is the tenor banjo played by a diversified group including amongst others the vice president of a major university, the ex mayor of a local community, an internationally famous sculptor, a retired police commissioner, fireman, CPA, lawyer, railroad engineer, an ordained priest, a barber and a sports hypnotist for a famous former heavyweight champion.

The Band frequently performs at various parks, senior citizen facilities, fraternal meetings, hospitals and many charity functions.
We are always looking for new members. Anyone interested in learning to play the banjo should contact the Society for information regarding lessons.

The public is invited to free performances every Friday at 8:00 PM at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 270 Trouville Road in Copiague NY. where you can sing along and dance to our music. We have a smoke free environment.
Beginners, intermediates and professionals are invited to "sit in" and play with us
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For a more detailed history of the Society see Bob Barta's "Memories of the Long Island Banjo Society" at http://sunnylandjazz.com/?page_id=163