Hey fellow Shared Weight musicians,

Below is the open invite from Linda Henry (Community Resources Manager at CDSS) to participate in CDSS' FREE online web chat next Thursday.

The topic is CREATING A THRIVING OPEN BAND.... ... pretty awesome!

We have a community band here in Ottawa but we're also starting an open band this year so seems perfect timing for our community.  I'll be online seeing what I can learn so maybe 'see' a few of you next Thursday. :)

Emily in Ottawa

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From: CDSS Linda Henry <Linda@cdss.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 2:04 PM
Subject: next CDSS web chat on 9/20 - spread the word!
To: CDSS Linda Henry <Linda@cdss.org>

Dear Organizers,


Greetings to everyone who joined or expressed an interest in our first CDSS web chat on June 21 (see link to recording). Our next web chat is coming up soon on Sept 20, and we’d love to have your help spreading the word. The topic will be Creating a Thriving Open Band. So if you know any groups that include sit-in musicians at their dances or are considering this possibility, please forward the announcement below.


Of course if your dance includes or is interested in open bands, feel free to join us by submitting the RSVP form (see link below). We’ll be using a new web chat platform that can accommodate 200 participants, so the more the merrier!


Thanks for your help,


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Please forward this invite to musical friends who might be interested…


CDSS will be hosting our next web chat on Thurs, Sept 20 at 8:30 PM EDT. The focus will be Creating a Thriving Open Band. Please join us if your group encourages sit-in musicians at your dances, or if you’d like to learn more about including this opportunity. We'll hear from open band leaders in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Massachusetts, followed by time for Q&A.


To join the web chat (by computer or phone), submit this RSVP form by SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th. You will receive instructions via email on Mon, Sept 17th about how to join the call. NOTE: If you’re interested but can’t attend on this date, submit the form anyway. We’ll send you a link to a recording of the web chat soon after it happens.



Linda Henry, Community Resources Manager

Country Dance & Song Society

413-203-5467, ext 105


I am usually at CDSS on Tues, Wed, and Fri. Email is the best way to reach me.