Our plan is to push forward with the coming year’s cycle starting in September 2022. The new scheduling policies are a considerable hindrance, and inject an element of uncertainty, both in our available dates and locations. We will deal with it accordingly. Should there be any conflicts, we will attempt arrangements at other branches and venues when possible.
There are no easy solutions here. These unwanted complications are what they are. Many of you have been part of our program for years and know how well it has consistently been run. I apologize in advance that the situation has changed due to factors beyond my control.
Participants must be fully vaccinated. No active symptoms, and no recent exposures. Honor system on these matters.
We abide by the Library's policy regarding masks, whatever the policy is on the day of the jam. You should have a mask with you just in case. The room has adequate space for social distancing, if you have that concern.
In the past, we set up two floor microphones as a matter of routine. With COVID still around, it gets complicated. If you have thoughts or preferences, let me know.
These are the planned dates for the coming annual cycle.
September 17, 2022
October 15, 2022 Tentative - University Place Library
October 29, 2022 Fern Hill
November 19, 2022 Wheelock
December 17, 2022
January 21, 2023
February 18, 2023
March 18, 2023
April 15, 2023
May 20, 2023
June 17, 2023
When in-person sessions resume, masks may be required, and we may have to do without microphones. We’ll play it by ear (pun intended). Hopefully things will eventually return to normal, as we remember it.
Our jams will continue to be online for the foreseeable future. They take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, the first and third weeks of the month. When there is a fifth week, the session is optional depending on interest. You are welcome to join in. Many already have, and it’s been a positive and constructive learning experience.
In final note, we have made arrangements for our online host server to remain operational 24/7. That means if you and any friends want to host or have your own jam, you’ve got a state of the art tool available for your use at no charge. If you see us hanging out, c’mon in! Just look for the server named “bluemuse.org.”tcan come early, socialize, get set up
For the online sessions, we are utilizing the Jamulus software package, which is open source and freely available. Here’s the link:
Our dedicated server is usually identified as “bluemuse.org” in case you want to drop in.
We anticipate online jams to be part of our future, so you might as well get on board now. For more information on what is needed, click here.