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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."

The LI Banjo Society performs with a variety of banjos and back-up instruments.   We represent a wide spectrum of life careers and interests spanning many decades. We are mostly retired seniors who love to play the banjo and love music.
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 such as Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Macy's Flower Show, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
The public is invited to our free rehearsals on Fridays at 8:00 PM (consult this web site for up-to-date schedule).
Located at:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall
270 Trouville Road
Copiague NY.  11701
We encourage you to sing along and dance to our music. Light refreshments are available. We are a smoke free environment.  
Beginners, intermediates and professional banjo players are invited to "sit in" and play with us during rehearsals. 
We are always seeking new band members of all ages. Anyone interested in learning to play the banjo should contact the Society for information regarding private lessons.


For a more detailed history of the Society click Bob Barta's  "Memories of the Long Island Banjo Society"