to the National Capital Chapter of Musical Box Society International
We meet 3 to 5
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 - 2019 we host again
270 members from 9 countries attended
Updated May 20, 2017
Next Scheduled Events:
May 28 Public Demonstration at Great Falls, MD Park 11:00 - 3:00
June 24 - 25 Shupp's Grove, PA Joint meeting with COAA
Our weekend in Lancaster, PA
featured Sally's carousel horses, Ron's phonographs and
the Strausburg Railroad train ride.
The March 13 meeting bagan our chapter's preperation for the
MBSI 2011Annual Meeting.
Activities included testing the Hilton's deserts and project
The December 2009 meeting had
a cookie exchange with Christmas mechanical music.
Everyone went home with goodies.
The November 2009 meeting in
Gaithersburg was fun for all of us!
The weekend meeting at Smith
Mountain Lake, Virginia was
held jointly with the Piedmont Chapter on July 11, 12, 2009.
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.
One of our members hosted the
March 2009 meeting.
His collection featured 3 large music boxes with reproduction base
cabinets he constructed "from scratch."
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
2008 chapter activities were the public demonstration at Great Falls,
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
The '07 Holiday Party
lots of sweets and
Our September '07 meeting was in Harper's Ferry W
MIDI music played on antique
May 2007 meeting featured Lou Williams at the Wurlitzer.
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.