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2024 NHCDS Acoustic Music Retreat

January 5 - January 6

NHCDS is planning another Acoustic Music Retreat for early 2024!  On January 5th and 6th, we’ll be meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Sugarland to jam, sing, dance, and most importantly have fun.  Steve and Donna Bing, Charles Whitmer, Jackie Schutz, Steve Heiser, and other great musicians will all be leading sessions throughout the day.

The cost for the weekend is $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Please note that the club can accept cash or check, but cannot accept credit cards at this time. Pre-register for the event and you will be e-mailed with event updates as they get posted.

There are two hotels and one RV park close by that the club recommends:
• Springhill Suites, 13434 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, 77478
• Drury Inn and Suites, 13770 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land
• Lakeview RV Restor, 11991 S Main Street, Houston, 77035

Preliminary schedule

Friday January 5th
8 am – Registration Opens
9 am – Welcome jam (Steve Heiser)
10 am – ABC Jam (Steve Heiser), MD Beginner Jam – Chords (Peggy)
11 am – HD Irish Tunes (Corey Morrison), Fiddle from Scratch (Steve Bing)
12 pm – Lunch is served
1 pm – Slow Jam (Valerie), Many-hands Dulcimer (Steve Heiser)
2 pm – Don Pedi’s Mountain Dulcimer Tunes (Mary Nelis – MD only)
3 pm – Ukulele Jam (Jackie Schutz)
4 pm – Cajun Jam (Steve Bing)
5 pm – Break for dinner
7 pm – Open Mic Concert
9 pm – Open Jam

Saturday January 6th
9 am – Welcome Jam (Steve Heiser)
10 am – Carter Family Tunes (Steve Bing), MD Beginner Jam – Capo(Peggy)
11 am – Sacred Harp (Charles Whitmer)
12 pm – Lunch is served
1 pm – Pickup Band (Steve Heiser), Fiddle from Scratch (Steve Bing)
2 pm – Drum Circle (Steve Heiser)
3 pm – Square Dance (2 hours)
5 pm – Break for dinner
7 pm – Evening Talent Showcase
9 pm – Open Jam

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The following people have pre-registered:

Currently Registered

Peggy Johnson Karen Seiffert Bren Hardt Barton Slatko Hannah Underwood Glenn Morrell Marianne Drabek Mary Klein Rose Lange Steve and Jackie Schutz Steve and Nancy Heiser Mickey and Darlene Slough David Godwin Charles Whitmer Marlene Heinrich Edwin Glass Deanne Prusak Cindy Fullerton carolyn arrington Valerie Harelson
Laura Schiller Margaret Gaspard c speer Terry McCafferty Laura Phipps Sammy and Carolyn Langley Gene Jennett Betty Swihart Corey and Shawn Morrison A. Rasheed Mary Nelis George Eustace Tony Quandt Marie Bulfinch Rebecca Geeslin Steve Bing Melinda and Juan Narbona Marylyn Peklenk Jan Hargraves


January 5
January 6
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North Harris Co. Dulcimer Society
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First Presbyterian Church Sugarland
502 Eldridge Road
Sugarland, TX 77478 United States
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