"To Support and Promote the American Art of the Blues on the Treasure Coast"
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For Immediate Release
The Blues Alliance Sets Date for IBC Local Playoffs for 2015 by Patti Gamble
The BATC local competitions for 2014 has been set! It’s time for bands and solo/duo acts to make their plans to compete. One band and one solo/duo act will represent The Blues Alliance in Memphis at the world’s largest gathering of blues musicians on January 20th through the 24th of 2015 in fabled Beale Street.
Our playoff competition will be, Wednesday, October 15th at the Pirate’s Cove Restaurant and Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart, Fl. 34997. 772-287-2500. Time: 4-til? Doors open at 3 PM.
Each competitor will follow the rules of the Blues Foundation. Each set will be 25 minutes. An act must be a current paid member of The Blues Alliance. Rules and regulation see: www.blues.org.
Entry fee this year has been voted on by our Board of Directors. Fee for a band is $100.00, non refundable. Fee for solo/duo is $50.00 non refundable.
Each winning act will be required to play two fundraisers, dates to be announced. Proceeds from these events and fees, will be deposited in a fund to help defray expenses to get each winning act to Memphis but we cannot guarantee an “all expense-paid” trip, we simply offset the cost of the trip. The deadline for fees is: October 3, 2014 or otherwise as voted on by our board.
The Blues Alliance will help at the fundraisers but cannot guarantee that all expenses for Memphis will be covered. Expert judges will use the Blues Foundation scoring criteria and rules. An act may not compete three consecutive years in a row. Applying to participate is an initial statement and not a binding agreement. Make your plans to enter now! email@example.com or tell any board member.
Full Time Student $10
Household $30 (Two names to same address-2 votes)
Mojo Member $40 (Free tee-shirt or hat-1 vote)
Band Membership $50 (1 vote)* amended 1-10-01
Corporate Member $100 (Web Site & Newsletter Recognition-1 vote)
Ad prices have an addition:
Corporate Sponsor Flyer free 1st time. Flyers inserted thereafter
are $50.00, you print.
VIP Member: Any Musician who provides pA, Runs Jam and Brings
Musicians one or more Times, shall receive a one year membership
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SUPPORT THE BLUES! The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast has t- shirts and hats for sale. When you buy one of these quality items, you support the Alliance and the Alliance programs. Show that you are a proud member of YOUR organization by wearing an Alliance shirt or hat and by telling your friends about the Blues Alliance and all of our great programs. To order a t- shirt or hat, please call the Blues Alliance Hot Line: (772) 467-1851 or call and order from Bob "Cougar" Whitt the Alliance President, at: (772) 879-4588. Your order will be sent to you ASAP, guaranteed!! All revenue from these items is put toward the "R. Dale Trefelner" Music/Scholarship Fund and is tax-deductible. This fund enhances education in music for two students at Indian River Community College, every year. Please support The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast, SUPPORT THE BLUES! Thank you.
Board of Directors:
Our Mission Statement:
To Support and Promote the American Art of the Blues on the Treasure Coast.
WHO WE ARE................... The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast, Inc., is a tax- exempt, non-profit organization under the laws governed by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America. The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast is proud to say that we have met all standards under the title, 501(c)(3) and are compliant thereof. The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast, Inc., is certified with Florida Department of State , Division of Corporations.
The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast is comprised of musicians, vocalists, song writers and people who just love music, especially the blues. The Blues Alliance supports all types of music, however, blues is the basis of our organization. It is the "life's blood" of why we, the officers, board and members volunteer to work hard to get our word out............ the word is the "BLUES." As a member of the Alliance, your name goes into our registry. You can get the news of "what's happening" by going into our web site at www.bluesalliance.org. You will meet many new, interesting and very talented neighbors and friends at our meetings and events. If you write and wish to contribute to our reviews, educational or news articles you may do so. As a Corporate Sponsor, you receive news and web site recognition and........ If you are a club owner meetings can be planned at your establishment and a jam can be planned after a meeting, if feasible and at a nominal fee. Bands and musicians that have a web site are welcomed to link with our web site. We welcome samples of your music and photos of your band. Send your schedules so the general membership can be e-mailed. Membership revenue goes to many fine community projects such as the "R. Dale Trefelner" Scholarship Fund, and the "Let Us Play" Program. Benefits have been done to help out a musician in need. The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast is happy to say that we network with other music organizations, locally, in the State of Florida and in the Nation to help promote music and the blues. The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast is a proud member of The National Blues Foundation, listed in The Blues Festival Guide and a participating member of the IBC. Help keep the American Art of the blues alive. Come join us! SUPPORT THE BLUES! The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast is a member of The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.
R. Dale Trefelner Music Scholarship
Genevieve Fair 2001-2002
Jason Carr 2001-2002
Jessica R. Echols 2003-2004
Joseph D. Zeropoulous 2003-2004
Glenda Brown 2004-2005
Joshua Hnot 2004-2005
Robert E. Brant 2004-2005
Gary Purchase 2005-2006
Leeds E. Jarvis 2005-2006
Heather Marie Callahan 2006
Amber Gauthier 2006
Andrew Urban 2007
Edward Gonzalez 2009
Alexander Jennings 2009
Heather Barker 2010
Jonathan Hutchison 2010
James Staggs 2011
Joshua Schiffke 2011
Caitlin Frost 2012
Edward Eddowes 2012
The Blues Alliance Of The Treasure Coast Sponsorship Incentive Program
The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast's Incentive Program is a program designed to enhance our "R.Dale Treflner/Music Scholarship" Fund "Levels of Sponsorship" Program was instituted by Board Member, Danny Lehrman. Your donation goes directly to our Scholarship Account. Each year these funds are used toward two $500.00 scholarships to Indian River Community College Music Department. This is given to two worthy music students.
Levels: Bronze- $50, Silver-$100, Gold-$150, Platinum-$200
Bronze-receive hat or shirt
Silver-receive hat and shirt
Gold-receive hat, shirt, certificate
Platinum-Receive hat, shirt, certificate and Plaque
All levels receive web site recognition.
Danny Lehrman Aug. 2005 Silver
John Mc Caffey Aug. 2005 Bronze
Bob "Cougar" Whitt Aug. 2005 Platinum
Patrick Massa Oct. 2005 Bronze
Vern Melvin Nov. 2005 Gold
Anonymous Dec. 2005 Silver
Cynthia Crankshaw Feb. 2006 Silver
Anonymous May 2006 Silver
Bill and Clarice Connery May 2006 Bronze
Bob "Cougar" Whitt June 2006 Platinum
Bob "Cougar" Whitt June 2007 Platinum
Ed Outcalt June 2007 Platinum
Johnny Wolfe June 2007 Bronze
Kevin Carpenter-August 2007 Platinum
Janet C. Whitt-Thomas May 2007 Silver
Genevieve and Regis Trefelner, Oct. 2007 Platinum
Bob "Cougar" Whitt 2008 Platinum
Plus Janet Whitt-Thomas 2008 Silver
Janet C. Whitt-Thomas 2009 Silver
Bob "Cougar" Whitt 2009 Platinum
Cynthia Trefelner Crankshaw July 2009 Silver
Vicky Lynn Kohl Bronze 2010
Janet Whitt-Thomas Silver 2010
Bob "Cougar" Whitt Platinum 2010
Cynthia Crankshaw 2011 Silver
Crush Wine Bar-Mario Babino Silver 2012
Cynthia Crankshaw and Family Platinum 2012
Flavors Festivals-Imogene Altznauer-Platinum Plus
"Let Us Play Program"
The "Let Us Play Program", was instituted in 2004. It is a new venture for the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast. It's aim is to provide used or new musical instruments, free of cost, to students who can not afford to buy or rent their own and would otherwise be left out of functions. We accept donations from the public! We will be contacting schools in the quad-county area, and wish to work with the most needy children. This program is on a limited basis and will progress as we receive donations. Contact our Hot Line at (772)- 467-1851 to donate an instrument or if you know someone in need.
To donate an instrument, please call: Blues Hot Line-(772) 467-1851. Thankyou
Thank You To All Our Corporate Sponsors
Sincere thanks goes out to our many Corporate Sponsors for supporting our fine organization, and for supporting music and the blues. Without your support, our organization would not be as successful as it is. Your dues payment goes to support our scholarships, of which we do two each year at IRCC Music Department. Two worthy students of music get much needed assistance to continue their education in music. Some go on to higher education and become music teachers, and many other fine professions in music. Everyone in The Blues Alliance, President Bob "Cougar" Whitt, the Officers and the Board of Directors, the Committees, and all of our members want to say:
THANKYOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
Be A Sponsor
TO BE A SPONSOR PLEASE CONTACT:
The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
PO Box 7192
Port Saint Lucie, Fl. 34985-7192
Hot Line: (772) 467-1851
SPECIALIZING IN THE TREASURE COAST
1922 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
YOUR WORLDWIDE INTERNET CONNECTION
Future Generations of Saint Lucie County. Inc.
Music Enhancement Program.
Saint Lucie Jewelry
Hawk's Blues (772) 201-2001
9168 South US 1
Port Saint Lucie, Fl. 34952
Ocean Graphix Printing & Screenprinting
....Color Printing Business Cards, Envelopes, Brochures, Menus,
Full Color Business Cards, Post Cards, T-Shirts, Job Site Signs, Etc.
104 NE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, Fl. 34994
(772) 232-4123 Fax: (772) 232-4124
Drummersonly Drum Shop
Port St Lucie Downtown Lions Club
P.O Box 930
1 Port St Lucie, FL
Meeting place- Bistro on the Green
When- 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:45am
Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society
Don Bestor Jr.- President
Office : 772.460.5299 (JAZZ)
Band Of Brothers, U.S.A.
This is not a motorcycle club
Saint Lucie County
Ameican Legion Post #40
The Friendly Post Of The Treasure Coast
810 South US1
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
James L. Autin, M.D.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Care of the Professional Voice
Includes: Consult with Dr. Autin, Video Exam of Vocal Cords
and Complete Hearing Evaluation
10377 US #1, PSL
St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
Visitor services manager
seven gables house
428 N. Indian river drive
fort pierce, fl 34950
Phone: (772) 468-9152
Toll free: 888-Stlucie
CRUSH Wine Bar
100 South Dixie Hwy
Stuart, Fl 34994
In Historic Downtown
N'awlins Grill & Raw Bar
Blues & Jazz
Mark Kren Propietor
Open Lunch & Dinner
1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd.
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
Smooth ~ Latin ~ Swing ~ Country
The American Dream Factory
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The Rockin' Jake Band, BATC's Regional IBC Playoff Winners, 2013.
Katie Popeye Schanze, BATC's Regional IBC Youth Showcase Winner, 2013
Big Jim Adam, BATC's Regional IBC Playoff Winner for Solo/Duo, 2013
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