History


Our history

Since the early ’70’s, the Kettering Banjo Society has grown to be one of the best Banjo Bands east of the Mississippi.  Instruments included are banjos, keyboards, tuba and other brass, bass, harmonica, accordions and mandolins.  These instruments, along with vocalists, present a wide variety of musical styles and variations.  It is the intent of our organization to preserve and promote a style of music extremely popular and loved by generations of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Included are good old ragtime, showboat era, Americana and patriotic selections, even a little nostalgia from the 50s, all creating a happy and lively toe-tapping mood.  The nostalgic memories evoked are enjoyed by all ages.