The following is a short excerpt from the E-Bass Line Newsletter from the International Society of Bassists. Receiving this newsletter each month is one of the many benefits for ISB members, including special rates on instrument insurance, the excellent journal Bass World, the paper edition of the Bass Line, and much more! Check out the International Society of Bassists website for more information on joining if you’re not a member–I’ve been a member since I was a teenager, and I highly recommend it for bassist of all ages.
Also, doublebassblog.org will be doing live coverage of next summers ISB convention at Penn State (June 8-13, 2009). That’s only 9 months away, and it will be a real blast, so be sure to join up with the ISB and check out this fabulous event!
Arizona Bass Players, Inc. has established the David Walter Memorial Scholarship in Double Bass, for a graduate student to study double bass performance at any of the three state universities in Arizona, or other location by choice of the recipient. Claudia Barritt, David Walter’s widow, is heading up the fund drive, with a goal of providing a graduate teaching assistantship salary for a maximum three years of graduate study. The endowment fund target is $200,000. The Fund has collected donations from David’s former students and family members. To donate to the Fund, please contact Patrick Neher directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-891-0432.
For more information, go to www.arizonabassplayers.org.
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