WUMB August Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

Watch This Space…

…or visit the SAMW Website, because we are making plans!  Our Acoustic Music Camps may be on hold for in-person gathering and instruction, but that just means that we will be sharing our music and our community online, as much and as best we can.  Look for announcements for new offerings beginning in September.

The spirit of SAMW is alive and well at WUMB!!

Ways to Stay Connected

Even though we’re not able to come together at Music Camps this summer, there are still a lot of ways that we can spend time “together” online! You can join the SAMW listserv group. You can join the SAMW group on Facebook. And you can keep up with online music events that Music Campers and Instructors are offering and sharing by going to the SAMW Gazette page on the SAMW Website. Read More…

Staying Together While We’re Apart

At the beginning of May we made the difficult decision to cancel both of our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks in July and August 2020. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our SAMW community, and we are certain that this is the best course of action to take this summer.

But our instructors and campers are still making music, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to help us all stay connected. Read More…

“The Singer and the Song” Spring Music Weekend is Canceled

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, WUMB has made the difficult decision to cancel our May 1-3, 2020 “The Singer and the Song” music weekend.  Read More…

2020 WUMB Blues Music Camp

There’s never a dull moment here at WUMB, and I’m happy to announce that we are already solidifying the line-up of instructors for the next WUMB Blues Music Camp! Once again it will be held in the beautiful wooded grounds of Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA, located just about 45 minutes west of Boston. Grotonwood provides a good mix of convenience, comfort, and camp feel. A perfect spot for music-making and camaraderie! Read More…

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall — Come to Camp!

WUMB’s Acoustic Music Camps program is your year-round source for fun, high-quality adult folk music instruction!  Just look at what we have coming up in 2020:

February 28-March 1: the eighth annual WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) will be held at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, Massachusetts.  There is ONE SPACE LEFT for a female at WAMW this year, so if you’re interested call Patty at 617-287-6915 ASAP!! Read More…

SAMW is 25 in 2020!

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of WUMB’s flagship adult music camp, the Summer Music Acoustic Week!  SAMW began as a vision in the mind of WUMB on-air host Dick Pleasants, and for the first few years was a single week with just a few dozen campers, but it didn’t stay small for long.   Read More…

Come to the Reunion…Even If You’ve Never Been To Camp!

Why would you want to go to a “reunion” for something you’ve never done? Well, even if you’ve never been to a WUMB Acoustic Music Camp the Reunion is the perfect way to learn what it’s all about, as well as meet lots of fellow folk music enthusiasts who will love to welcome you into our SAMW community. Read More…

It’s SAMW’s 25th Birthday!

2020 marks the 25th year for our annual Summer Acoustic Music Week, and we’re celebrating!  We’ve brought together two great weeks’ worth of instructors and classes, reflecting the full span of the SAMW program. Read More…

Come To the Winter Weekend!

Recharge from the holidays and beat the mid-winter blahs with a weekend of music, friends, food and fun at WUMB’s Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Groton, MA!

Registration is now open for this immersive folk music weekend at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, about 40 minutes northwest of Boston. Our lineup of instructors this year includes John Doerschuk, 
Lorraine Hammond
, Bennett Hammond, John Kirk, Trish Miller, Alastair Moock, 
Ben Pearce and Sally Rogers, teaching classes in singing, songwriting, performance, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, guitar and much more! All this plus jams, student and instructor performances, great food, and the camaraderie that comes from sharing the music you love with old and new friends. Read More…