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. 

In 2019 we hosted the 70th MBSI Annual Meeting, attended by 0ver 200 members from 9 countries.

Here is the YouTube Link to the Convention video.


Updated Sept. 14, 2019

Next Scheduled Events: 

    Fall Meeting Oct 13 at White Marsh MD. Post Convention wrap up.

    Holiday Party is scheduled December 8, 2019 in Annapolis, MD

The NCC Chorus practicing to lead Convention attendees in singing The Teddy Bears Picnic
Jan and Terry led us in a stunning performance.

Here is a link to photos from our May 2018 demonstration day at Great Falls Park, MD


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We always enjoy getting together

Photos from the December Party at Dick and Cheryl's


This photo was taken at the Baltimore, MD meeting 2016

Chapter Events in 2014

Holiday Party in Annapolis, MD


Will M's home near York, PA

Mildred and Jack's Home
May 25 at C & O Canal Park, Great Falls, MD


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


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
       Enjoy music and friendships

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


These NCC Members are responsible for maintaning the Glen Echo carousel and organ.


We had such a great turnout at the December 2011 meeting, we did not fit in one photo
Big turnouts for our meetingsBig turnout at our meetings


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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.

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


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.


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.


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 carousel.

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.

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.


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.