The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica will have their 2008 convention on August 12-16 in St. Louis, Mo., hosted by the Gateway Harmonica Club.
SPAH’s objectives are to cultivate, develop, improve, foster, promote, preserve and advance the harmonica and harmonica playing. SPAH respects the colorful past of the harmonica, while advancing its acceptance as a bonafide musical instrument. Among the membership are individuals and entire families; accomplished musicians as well as beginners; the young and the senior citizen. Many of the members have played or do play the harmonica professionally. Their music styles, ranging through Country, Blues, Jazz, Popular and Classical, can be enjoyed via recordings or live performances.
For five days amateurs, professionals, beginners and experts play their harmonicas, listen to others perform, attend seminars, share their knowledge and shop and swap for the latest in harmonicas, accessories, music, books, videos and recordings. There are afternoon open-mic and play-along sessions and scheduled performances every evening highlighted by our professional guests at the Thursday Night Blues Jam and the Saturday Night Banquet / Show.
The SPAH convention is the place where the best harmonica players in the world perform for the best harmonica audiences in the world.
For more information, as it becomes available, visit the Society’s website: www.spah.org.