Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day We will not be holding the regularly scheduled Sunday jam session on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, 2013.

The Old Time Fiddlers will resume its regularly scheduled meetings on Sunday, May 26, 2013.

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Second Fiddlers Voice Workshop

Smitty and JulijaThe Old Time Fiddlers will be hosting another voice workshop on Sunday February 24 from 12:30-1:30 given by Smitty West and Julija Zonic.

The workshop is designed for singers or anyone who wants to learn how to strengthen their voice.

Smitty West and Julija Zonic are known in Ojai and around the world for their beautiful paired vocal harmonies and individual performances of original and cover songs from some of the great singer/songwriters.

In addition to performing, Julija, who hails originally from Croatia, is a music educator, as well as a choral director and private voice teacher. Smitty is an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, and is the founder of Ojai Songwriters Anonymous, a collaborative support group of songwriters. Together, Smitty and Julija work with youth and seniors in the Ojai Valley, bringing the joy of singing to various groups, including “Rockin’ It Old School,” a senior chorus sponsored by the City of Ojai, Rotary Club of Ojai, and the OYES Theater. Smitty and Julija have been performing together since 2007.

Following the workshop join us for old time fiddle and bluegrass music. Feel free to bring an instrument or your voice to join in. Admission and parking are free and refreshments are available. Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View.

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Fiddlers Voice Workshop

Smitty and JulijaThe Old Time Fiddlers will be hosting a voice workshop on February 10 from 12:30-1:30 given by Smitty West and Julija Zonic.

The workshop is designed for singers or anyone who wants to learn how to strengthen their voice.

Smitty West and Julija Zonic are known in Ojai and around the world for their beautiful paired vocal harmonies and individual performances of original and cover songs from some of the great singer/songwriters.

Besides performance, Julija is a music educator…as well as a choral director and private voice teacher. Together, Smitty and Julija work with youth and seniors in the Ojai Valley, bringing the joy of singing to various groups, including “Rockin’ It Old School,” a senior chorus sponsored by the City of Ojai, Rotary Club of Ojai, and the OYES Theater.

Julija (pronounced YOO-lee-yah, but she also answers to Julia) is a native Croatian, and has been singing professionally since she was a little girl. Smitty is a award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist. They have been performing together since 2007. They are well-known for their interpretive performances and recordings of the music of Leonard Cohen, and have recently released an album collection of his songs that are popular worldwide, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/smittyandjulija

Following the workshop join us for old time fiddle and bluegrass music. Feel free to bring an instrument or your voice to join in. Admission and parking are free and refreshments are available. Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View.

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Fiddlers Workshop

Musicians WorkshopOn January 13, Ron Sexton will be hosting the second in a series of workshops designed to provide musicians with information needed to increase knowledge and performance of their music. The upcoming workshop will be a continuation of the previous workshop, Music 101, and will include arrangements, chordal structure, the importance of scales, and….hands on teaching of one or two songs that can be performed on stage that day or at a later meeting. Workshop start time is 12:15, January 13, 2013, and will be held at the Fiddlers regular meeting place, the Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Rd., Oak View, CA 93022

Also, there will be a performance of Ron Sexton’s Avant Garde Guitar Society on Monday, Jan. 14th, 7:30 PM, at the Golden China Resturant, 760 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura. (Just off the 101 at Seaward).

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2012 Fiddlers Christmas Dinner

What better way to start the holidays with than with good friends, good food, and fabulous music. 100 members and guests attended this years Christmas dinner and were treated to a delicious traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Marlene Nord, Ray Magee, Gordon Roberts, Steve Linsky and Ron Sexton provided wonderful Christmas music before dinner.

Outgoing President Joe Hunsinger spoke before dinner, updating the members on the current status of the organization, then announced the new Board of Directors for 2013. After the dinner was consumed, everyone was treated to the great music the Fiddlers are known for. Leon Copass and the Panhandlers closed out the session with several of the toe-tapping tunes they’re known for. The afternoon ended all too soon, but there’s always more on the horizon. We’ll resume our regular jam sessions on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2013 District 8 Board of Directors
President: (open position)
Vice-President: Joe Johnson
State Director: Joe Hunsinger
Secretary: Mary Brodey
Treasurer: Sid Brown
Membership Secretary: Merrilyn Lemons
Editor: Dave Gehr
Advisors: Dick Lemons, Rory Franco, Skip Klassen, Sus Corez, Polly Gehr, San Lee

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  • When We Meet

    Every Month
    2nd and 4th Sunday (except December & Mother's Day)
    1:30-4:30 PM
    Oak View Community Center
    18 Valley Rd.
    Oak View, CA 93022
  • Get Directions

    *Note: the map is off by one block - turn right on Valley Rd.
  • 2013 Important Events


    Annual Fiddlers Christmas Dinner
    Sunday Dec. 8, 2013
    1:30 - 4:30 PM


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