How to join the Society

Benefits of membership include:

Discounts at BFMS-sponsored events.

Reciprocity agreements that allow our members to attend events sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society at their member's rates.

Membership in the Society is open to anyone.
The cost for a 1 year membership is $27/year for individuals; $37 for families (2 or more people living at the same address).
You can save money with a multi-year membership:
2 years - $50 individual $71 family
3 years - $69 individual $93 family

Membership dues are tax-deductible.

Special Membership:
Contributor - $75
Supporter   - $150
Sustainer    - $250
Patron        - $500

A Student membership is available for $20/year.


Join or Renew your Membership On-Line

Join or Renew on-line.
Pay securely with a credit card through PayPal.

Or mail in your payment

Checks should be made out to "BFMS" or "Baltimore Folk Music Society" and mailed to

BFMS Membership
P.O. Box 7134
Waverly Station
Baltimore, MD 21218
U.S.A.

Send your name and complete mailing address, including zip code, with your membership dues. You may also include your phone number and e-mail address, and indicate activities for which you would like to volunteer . Please tell us if you do not want your name, address, or phone number published in our membership directory. Email addresses are not published, but may be used by the Society to send notices of coming special events.


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BFMS sends notifications to members by email and traditional mail. If you have moved or changed your email address, please contact the BFMS Membership Chair(membership @ bfms.org) or via the Postal address above and update your contact information.


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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

March 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
 
March 07 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Susan Taylor
Musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (recorders), Ben Hobbs (piano).
 
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Singing for Everyone
Postponed to March 8th because of weather. We will gather for 'Singing for Everyone' on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
March 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, saxophone), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
March 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Maia McCormick calls to Mat Clark (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
March 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)

Caller: DeLaura Padovan

 
March 14 2015 
State of the Society Meeting
The 2015 State of the Society meeting will be held at St Marks on the Hill. Current members who come for the meeting will get into the dance Free.