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Emma's Gutbucket Band performs for the general public, schools (public and private), senior organizations, veterans, community centers, convalescents, charitable fund-raisers, and more.

The band plays for free but suggests donations (tax deductible), which go into a fund to support a variety of charitable pourposes including to buy instruments and musical accessories for students, veterans and other deserving individuals or organizations.

To schedule a performance, or inquire about our instrument donation program, contact: Nancy Brunson by email at: egbb@sandiegobluegrass.org

Interested in participating? Join us at our regular practices:

Wednesday evenings
Whitman Elementary School
(when school is in session)
4050 Appleton St.
San Diego, CA 92117
(Clairemont region) 
6:30 - 9:30 P.M.
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Easiest way to get there:
Get on SR 52 (east or west)
Take Genessee south (between the 5 and 805)
Turn right on Appleton (first stoplight at top of hill)

The school is 7 or 8 blocks down, on the right. The parking lot is small, so it's probably easiest to park on the street.

School Starts: August 28, 2017
School Ends: June 13, 2018

Holidays (no practice)
December 20 & 27, 2017 (winter break)
March 28, 2018 (spring break)

 

Calendar

Emma’s Gutbucket Band- A year at a glance- 2018. We will update the calendar as needed.

March 2018
9th- Glenner Center at 2pm
3686 4th Ave. San Diego
23rd- CV Vets at 2:30
700 E. Naples Ct. CV
Monday--- 26th—at 3pm Mt. Miguel
325 Kempton St. Spring Valley

April 2018
6th- Mission Hills 2pm.
3680 Reynard Way- SD
27th- Good Samaritan ( new gig) at 2pm.
1515 Jamacha Way El Cajon ( need to confirm address)

May 2018
2nd- Wednesday at 10:30 St. Pauls
2340 4th Ave. ( between Kalmia and Juniper)- SD
11th- Good Samaritan at 2pm
1515 Jamacha Way El Cajon ( need to confirm address)
25th- CV Vets Home at 2:30
700 E. Naples Ct. CV

June 2018
8th- Friendship Manor at 2pm Fredrika Manor 2:30
902 Euclid National City 111 3rd. Ave. Chula Vista
22nd- Mission Hills at 2pm
3680 Reynard Way- SD

29th--to be announced

July 2018
11th- Wednesday at 10:30 St. Pauls
2340 4th Ave. ( between Kalmia and Juniper)- SD
27th- CV Vets at 2:30
700 E. Naples Ct. CV

August 2018
6th – Monday at 3pm.
Mt. Miguel Cov.
325 Kempton St. Spring Valley
24th- Jewish Family Services- at 12:30
6299 Capri Drive SD ( College Avenue Center at
Temple Emanu-El)

September 2018
7th- Mission Hills at 2pm ( ? ) this may change 3680 Reynard Way- SD
Sat. am- 15th 6am ??? Heart Walk ( not confirmed)
28th- CV Vets at 2:30
700 E. Naples Ct. CV

October 2018
12th- Friendship Manor at 2pm
902 Euclid National City
26th- Glenner Center at 2pm
3686 4th Ave. San Diego

November 2018
16th CV Vets at 2:30
700 E. Naples Ct. CV




 

Emma Radcliffe - Balboa Park - 2008
Emma Radcliffe, our founder

Emma's Gutbucket Band- July 2017
Emma's Gutbucket Band performing for the Jewish Family Service Center on July 3, 2017. Photo by David Cupp.

Emma's Gutbucket Band Singing
Singing in three part harmony. Photo by David Cupp.

 

At the Balboa Oran Pavilion
Performing at the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion, with a spontaneous conga line from the enthusiastic audience.

 
Donating Instruments to Naval Hospital
Donating a full array of bluegrass instruments to vets in the rehabilitation program at the Balboa Naval Hospital