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.

October 22 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, this is the 2nd of two free contra dances being held by the Baltimore Folk Music Society, thanks to a generous grant by the FreeFall folks. Everyone dances for FREE - members, non-members, students, everyone!
 
October 22 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! Susan Taylor calls to the Gigmeisters. All dancers admitted FREE! New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 26 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
October 27 2014 
English Country Dance
Halloween party: come dressed as your favorite English dance, and our callers will try to guess your dance and call it!

Bring refreshments to share at the break

Diane Schmit and Rich Galloway call to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
October 29 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Halloween Dance! Come in costume, and prizes to be awarded in several categories of costumes, including 2 tickets to the upcoming Mid Winter Ball! Vicki Herndon calls to the Treble Makers.
 
October 30 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
November 05 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
 
November 08 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Kim Forry