The Clearwater Public Library and the Clearwater Community Senior Center have teamed up to bring the Treblemakers out for the Senior Citizen luncheon. All are welcome. This is part of the Summer Reading 2018 – Libraries Rock program.
The KBA Treblemakers began as the dream of the Kansas Bluegrass Association board of directors. Their vision was to support youth in Bluegrass by offering them something more than just lessons for individual kids. After all, the FUN part of playing Bluegrass music is meeting others and jamming. So in 2010, board members began scouting for young folks at various jams sessions. Through their efforts, the original Treblemakers band came to be.
The band began performing in early 2011 under the direction of Mark Johnson and have been featured at such notable events as Wichita’s Riverfest, The Walnut Valley Festival’s Acoustic Kids stage and the legendary “Stage 5”. Next came Colby KS Pickin’ on the Plains, Bartlett Arboretum’s Treehouse Concert Series, Rhonda & Darrin Vincent’s family festival at Sally Mountain Park and at Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & Bar-B-Que four years running.
After much hard work, the Treblemakers were proud to have achieved their goal of taking a Second Place Win in 2015 and a Fourth Place Win in 2016, at The National Youth In Bluegrass Contest at Silver Dollar City, in Branson Missouri. The group was also honored to be chosen as featured performers on the IBMA’s Youth Stage, at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC. in the fall of 2015. Their latest source of pride, was in being hired as “paid performers”, at The Walnut Valley Festival in the fall of 2016.
There have been several “generations” of the band and we’re proud to say that all graduates of the Treblemakers are still making music. The current line-up consists of two sets of siblings, which makes the coordination of rehearsals and family schedules a LITTLE easier.