Open Band

co-sponsored by FSGW and the Friday Night Dancers

The Glen Echo Open Band is an exciting, friendly group that gets to play for the dance, be part of something big, and have lots of fun! It is a great opportunity to learn musical skills, meet new friends, and get into the dance free.

Our Open Band member, penny-whistler Jim Stahler, has compiled a tune list played by the Glen Echo Open Band. Newer members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the latest tunes list.

For more opportunities to play music with others, check out the Takoma Park Old Time Jam

When: Currently once every two months, 8 - 10 PM. Musicians are encouraged to arrive for soundcheck around 7 PM 

Where: The Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, MD


FREE for Open Band musicians.

$15 dance admission.

Registration is required of all participants, including Open Band musicians. Pre-registration is preferred but you can register in person at the door. Credit Cards and cash and checks are accepted at the door. 

$15.00 Dance Admission

$12.00 for members of FSGW and affiliated groups (BFMS, CDSS, ATDS) 

$5.00 Under 21 and those with low income.

Payment for Musicians: If you would like to be paid after playing the dance, please complete a W-9 form and either submit it electronically at this link to FSGW or present a physical copy to the check-in table at the dance. Musicians are paid in person by check at the end of the dance. 

Questions? Read the Q&A on the Friday Night Dance website or email Bobby LaRose

Upcoming Open Band Dances

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