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2015 NIBA Officers & Board of Directors

· President:           Tom Gerber     (815-312-3964)


· Vice President:    Kim Kraemer    (312-730-7469)


· Treasurer:           Cindy Kline      (224-569-6210)                     

· Secretary:           Mary Krasko    (815-879-2414)                


Board Members

Jim Berkland            630-479-6610

Bill Fulton                818-673-8694

Joyce Kraemer

Rich Krasko             815-879-2414 

Ray Ward                 815-732-4641




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Harding Jam


Dates to Remember:


Jun 3 : NIBA Bluegrass Festival, Lyon Farm


Jun 15  : NIBA Scholarship Submissions Due


Jun 17  : Mendota Railroad Xing Days


Sept 17 : NIBA Picnic, Illini State Park


Dec 2    : NIBA Christmas Party, Harding Community Center




Triumph Jam





Millbrook Jam


Millbrook rings the Church bell to ‘Ring the Bell’








Sweet Country at Bureau Junction













Text Box: A Note from your Pres

Hi all,

    A number of our weekly jams have come to a close for the season while others are continuing through the rest of the summer. Be sure to check out the jam section farther on in the paper. Also, pay attention to the festivals that are coming up. 

    The NIBA festival is getting close. This is a great event that features a lot of great bands. There will be camping and singing around the fire on Friday night. We always get the coyotes singing back to us! I think we sound better though!

    PLEASE note that we are accepting applications for the NIBA Scholarship. If your son or daughter or grandson or granddaughter is taking a music class in college get them to fill out the application. We want to give away the funds that we have collected. Last year we contributed $500 to a lucky student and we would like to do that again this year.

    Many of us are travelling to Mountain View Arkansas this year. I am sure that we will have pictures and memories to share with you. Let us know of your travels too. We would really like to publish the information so that we all can enjoy your travels. Pictures are great, but a written description is always encouraged along with them. We would really like to publish your travel adventures.

    Well, so long for now. Hope to see you through the summer.

Your NIBA President,



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