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
Here is the YouTube Link to the Convention video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txRhBcDmtu8&t=26s
April 16, 2023 Pasadena, MD. Collection Visit
May 28, 2023 Great Falls, MD Park Annual Demonstration
Here is a link to photos from our May 2018 demonstration day at Great Falls Park, MD
Members Page click here
always enjoy getting together
Holiday Party in Annapolis, MD
Will M's home near York, PA
May at C & O Canal Park, Great Falls, MD -
Our Chapter's Annual Demonstration
play C & O Canal video, touch photo or link below>
We held a meeting at the American Treasure Tour near Valley Forge, PA,
were the MBSI International's Collection is housed along with LOTS of stuff!
The following photos illustrate how much fun we always have!
Come and join us!
Many NCC members attended the 2012 MBSI meeting in San Fransisco. See photos at :
NCC Members are responsible for maintaning the Glen Echo carousel and
had such a great turnout at this December meeting, we did not fit
in one photo
..............Some more Chapter events.............
weekend in Lancaster, PA featured Sally's carousel horses, Ron's
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 construction.
This December meeting had a cookie exchange with Christmas mechanical music.
Everyone went home with goodies.
The November 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.
hosts Larry and Tom demonstrated some of their favorite mechanical
Everyone enjoyed the program and the mini - vacation at Smith Mountain Lake - a great summer resort area.
of our members hosted this March meeting.
His collection featured 3 large music boxes with reproduction base cabinets he constructed "from scratch."
August picnic was at Glen Echo, MD where we really enjoyed the carousel.
Our host demonstrated his exceptional collection of cylinder music boxes.
This meeting was held in Harper's Ferry W
Our May 2007 meeting featured Lou Williams at the Wurlitzer
We have enjoyed many theater organ performances at this member's home since then
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