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Welcome to the National Capital Chapter of Musical Box Society International (MBSI)

We meet 3 to 5 times per year. Meetings are in members homes, at parks or for musical events. Members often bring guests and we enjoy sharing and learning about mechanical musical instruments and in socializing. Our "Pot Luck" meals are always memorable. Our newsletter, "Musical Notes," is mailed four times per year. Dues are still only $5.00 per year. Membership in the Musical Box Society International is a requirement for membership in our chapter.     ******2011 was our chapter's 35th year******

We hosted the 62nd MBSI Annual Meeting.

 270 members from 9 countries attended

Updated June 27, 2014

Scheduled Events: 
    Many of us will attend Wanamaker Organ Day June 28, Philadelphia Macy's.
        Link to
Friends of Wanamaker Organ
 Summer Meeting: Sunday, August 17, Near York, Pennsylvania  
 Fall 2014 Chapter meeting is to be announced

          MBSI Convention: Oct 6 - 12, 2014 Weston, FL



Recent Chapter events in May 2014
1. Mildred and Jack's Home
2. May 25 at C & O Canal Park, Great Falls, MD
The Kid's Touch table     Hand Cranked Street organ
To play video touch photo or link below
http://youtu.be/TwoqE9q61Ms

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Other recent past events:  Holiday Party in December, Glen Echo Summer Picnic and Fall Meeting

The April 2013 Meeting was held at the American Treasure Tour near Valley Forge, PA

http://americantreasuretour.com/whatweoffer/

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The following photos, taken in 2012, illustrate how much fun we always have!

                      Come and join us!                                                                                    Hear Music
 
 
       Mechanical marvels revealed.                        Members' other hobbies.... like antique cars!            See how it was made.
  

           Lots of friendly folks                                                                                                         All ages welcome
      

Many NCC members attended the 2012 MBSI meeting in San Fransisco. See photos at :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbsi2011meeting/7967778370/in/set-72157631491973874/lightbox/

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2012 Summer Picnic at Glen Echo Park
These NCC Members are responsible for maintaning the Glen Echo carousel and organ.

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We had such a great turnout at the December 2011 meeting, we did not fit in one photo


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THERE IS AN EXCELLENT SET OF PHOTOS OF THE INSTRUMENTS ON THE 2011 CONVENTION TOURS AT:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtdohler/sets/72157627470969203/




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More Past Meeting Photos Follow


Click here to see the May 23, 2010 meeting photos.

Our weekend in Lancaster, PA featured Sally's carousel horses, Ron's phonographs and
the Strausburg Railroad train ride.
Sally's horses Ron's Brunswick phono
Strausburg RR ride



The March 13 meeting bagan our chapter's preperation for the MBSI 2011Annual Meeting.
Activities included testing the Hilton's deserts and project construction.

Luncheon

2011 decorations More decorations
   

The December 2009 meeting had a cookie exchange with Christmas mechanical music.
Everyone went home with goodies.

Lots of goodies  We all love Holiday goodies

The November 2009 meeting in Gaithersburg was fun for all of us!

The Gang's All Here!
We heard lively music


The weekend meeting at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia was
held jointly with the Piedmont Chapter on July 11, 12, 2009.
Larrys Orchestral Toms Disc Boxes
Dual hosts Larry and Tom demonstrated some of their favorite mechanical music instruments.  
Everyone enjoyed the program and the mini - vacation at Smith Mountain Lake - a great summer resort area.
Larry's saddle bar Larry's pontoon boat ride


One of our members hosted the March 2009 meeting.
His collection featured 3 large music boxes with reproduction base cabinets he constructed "from scratch."
Regina 27 inch music box

In December 2008 we met for lunch and an organ concert in Catonsville, MD

August '08 picnic was at Glen Echo, MD where we really enjoyed the carousel.
Picnic and friendships

June 2008 chapter activities were the public demonstration at Great Falls, MD and the Wanamaker Organ Day in Philadelphia. Many of us went to the COAA demonstrations at Knoebels Park in PA June 28, 29.

Our April 2008 host demonstrated his exceptional collection of cylinder music boxes.
Exceptional cylinder boxes featured in April 2008

The '07 Holiday Party featured lots of sweets and
Our September '07 meeting was in  Harper's Ferry W VA.            MIDI music played on antique music instruments.
      Host assisted by his daughter                                  Music was served too


Our May 2007 meeting featured Lou Williams at the Wurlitzer.

The following day we were at the C & O Canal National Park for our annual public demonstration event.
We enjoyed player piano music at our summer picnic meeting.

Lou Williams entertained us
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