Monday, September 24, 2018

Changes at Taborgrass: New location! Classes start Saturday, October 6th

New Location: Waverly UCC.  3300 SE Woodward Street, Portland OR -

IMPORTANT: Please enter the Waverly UCC through the front door ONLY.  There you will be able to pay your admission and students can pick up the following week’s assignment at the handout table in the Sanctuary before finding your place in the building.

Admission: $15 for classes. Suggested $5 donation if you are just jamming

First Year Class: No changes in format

Second Year Class:  Start at 10am.  Conducted by Linda Leavitt and Kaden Hurst in two large circles in separate rooms.  Repertoire the same, still Taborgrass order.

Open Jams: Rooms for musicians who are not attending classes and are there just to jam.

Taborgrass Open Mic: First THURSDAYS starting November 1st at Waverly UCC.

Sessions and Workshops: No longer held during Saturday classes. They will be held at Strum Guitars  - 1415 SE Stark St #C, Portland, OR 97214 - Dates, session leaders, and topics to be announced – stay tuned!

Handouts will include assignments for the following week.  Those assignments will also be posted on the website.

I want to encourage all Taborgrass alumni to be in attendance at 10am on our first day to check out Waverly UCC and meet the pastor, Sara Rosenau.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, October 6th at 10am.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Taborgrass Second Year Student Assignments for October 6th

Don't forget that our first Taborgrass class for the 2018/19 season is coming up on Saturday, October 6th!

Second Year Students: Start practicing Whiskey Before Breakfast and Old Home Place in G for the October 6th class.  Here's a complete list of the songs and tunes we'll be working with. The numbers next to each title are to help you set your metronomes:
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (new) 72/84
  • Old Home Place (new) 132
  • Cherokee Shuffle 104/112
  • Long Journey Home
  • St. Anne’s Reel 104/112
  • Nine Pound Hammer

First Year Students: I will have music handouts for you on the first day of class.  Please bring a music stand if you have one.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SOUP AND SONG CONTEST at TYGH VALLEY FESTIVAL Saturday Evening September 29th 4:30p to 6:30p

Join us at the TurtleGrass camp for our annual soup contest. Bring your best soup and hope to win fabulous prizes. (approx. 2 qts) We have electrical outlets at the camp. Just bring your crock pot and we can keep it warm. Soups at the camp by 4:30pm please.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shoegrass at Waverly, Sunday, September 16th at 4pm!

Shoegrass at Waverly, Sunday, September 16th at 4pm!

This is a great opportunity to check out our new home, meet some of the
staff, and support one of our alumni bands. This one hour long concert will
showcase groups from all the music programs at Waverly UCC. Concert is
free. Hope to see you there! Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St. Portland.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Taborgrass Open Mic at Leif and Aileen Halvorson’s House, Friday, September 14th at 7pm.

Leif and Aileen are inviting us over to their house for an open mic house concert. We're looking forward to a fun night. Hope to see you there! The address is 6005 N. Denver in Portland. All donations go to the Taborgrass program. Thank you Leif and Aileen!