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Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association
Drawing by Hilary Cole (c)2006

Mission Statement from the SCVFA By-Laws:

“The purpose of the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association shall be to establish, maintain, perpetuate, preserve, promote and carry on any activity requisite to the gathering, revival, study, publication, preservation, reconstruction and furtherance of that traditional music which constitutes the cultural heritage of our forefathers and which is exemplified in the playing of the fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, string bass, and other associated musical instruments and devices in the tunes handed down as old-time fiddling music, mountain music, gospel music, and variations that incorporate other traditional fiddling styles, with particular emphasis on these music forms as developed in the State of California and other adjacent areas of the western region of the United States of America. In accomplishing the stated purpose, the major emphasis of the SCVFA shall be to emphasize the skillful use of the fiddle in these music forms.”

Updated 2/11/11 PSS


The SCVFA is a California non-profit corporation, registered with the California Registry of Charitable Trusts.

We are classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the SCVFA can generally be deducted from the donor's Federal (and often state) income tax. Consult your tax advisor about your specific situation.

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