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.

July 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Dick Bearman calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). This dance will be FREE to all BFMS members.
 
August 04 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
August 06 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA.
 
August 09 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Baltimore Open Band

Caller: TBA

Come early at 6:00 pm for a Picnic and Jam. Note: this is not a potluck... just bring food for yourself. But, if you want to bring extra to share or put on the snack table during the dance.... no laws against that!
 
August 11 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
August 12 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha's in Fells Point
 
August 13 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Dave Colestock calls to the Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Barb Schmid (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
August 18 2014 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Elke Baker(violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Ben Hobbs (piano)