Intermission Newsletter

March 2013 issue – NOJCSC Intermission Newsletter


March 1st, 2013


Join the Festivities!

Join us at our next club meeting on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Press Box at Westminster Lanes (info below) for an entertaining afternoon of traditional Jazz and Swing featuring the Revelation Classic Jazz Band plus jam sets during the afternoon.

  • Live Music from 1 PM to 5 PM.
    Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cookies and Cakes baked by our own distinguished culinary experts plus complimentary sodas!
  • Bar Service.
  • Large Dance Floor.
  • Big Daddy’s Cafe, offering delicious food and snacks.
  • Tailgate Room — musicians, bring your instruments for a jam session. Sign in with the music director, Ray Siegel.
  • Friends and Fun!

Facebook Page

The Club now has its own page on Facebook. Like our page to receive updates on Facebook.

Advisory Notice to our Members and Guests: We will from time to time use photographs and/or video taken during the course of our Club Meetings. These photographs and or videos may be used on our new Facebook page. Any member or guest must inform a board member if they do not wish to have their photo taken or appear in either photographs or video that may be posted on the Club’s Facebook page.

— Board of NOJCSC

Fred Harshbarger — Franklin Clay Films

Fred is a dedicated supporter of Classic Jazz and filmmaker. At our Jazz Club meetings you will see him festooned with his equipment taking on average two hundred (!) photos of our members having a good time, and he has been doing it for years.

He also travels extensively to Jazz Festivals and makes great videos of the bands and the audiences enjoying the music. His most recent attendance at Fresno’s Sounds of Mardi Gras Jazz Festival is captured in the following YouTube sites. Thanks Fred!

Fred can be reached at f.harshbarger [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

You can also find links to more of Fred’s work by going to WXYZ Videos.

In Fred’s own words:

I have put up a short summary video of the Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras jazz festival, held a week ago, on YouTube. I thought you might find it interesting. The link is: Snapshot of the 2013 Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras Jazz Festival.

You can also find the link by going to the website

At the festival I also recorded three mellow songs played by the quintet Ray Skjelbred & His Cubs. The links for these are:

Membership Drive

Please RENEW your membership as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Membership renewals were due on January 1st.

“Membership Drive” is continually on the agenda of your Board of Directors. How else is our club and the music we all enjoy to be kept alive. We ask that you concentrate your efforts in bringing new members to the Club. Keep the impetus of our club and the beat of the music energized! Spread the gospel and bring your friends and families to visit our Club at Westminster.

Consider this: Together with our donation to such as the San Diego School Band, visiting bands and venue room rental, every other dollar of your dues payment is returned directly to you through our buffets (4 times per year) and through our meeting attendance prizes and snack bowls. With the exception of 20 Honorary Life Members who have performed exceptional service to our club, there are no free passes.

Even the Revelation Classic Jazz Band — who extend themselves tremendously for the benefit of the club (and their deep love of the music) — pay dues. They receive no reimbursement for travel expenses or anything else.

As John Hockins says, “Keep Classic Jazz alive. If we don’t, who will?”.

View/download a printable membership application (PDF).

Good seasonal wishes to you all.

— Your Board of Directors

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If you have any questions or would like to try your hand at editing this newsletter, please contact NOJCSC President Chelsea Joy at chelsea [at] nojcsc [dot] org or 714-930-6261.

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