I remember hubby telling me that there are only a handful of banjo players left in our town back home. The remaining banjo players are already old and seniors and they have not trained the younger ones to follow their musical abilities or how to play the banjo because the young people are also not interested to learn. I am saddened at this thought that the tradition of playing the banjo every town fiesta can no longer be experienced. The seasoned players don’t have anyone to train either. I guess it is time for the schools to include in the curriculum or in school clubs and musical organizations the teaching of banjo and they can for sure get quality banjo at wwbw or The Woodwind & Brasswind.
I often hear my late father-in-law that the banjo is one of the hardest musical instruments to learn and play. So one must be skillful to play the banjo. I guess this is the reason there are just a few interested people and for the diminishing banjo players in our town. I just hope that playing the banjo (and other musical instruments) will be introduced in schools again so that many young children will become interested and that the tradition will live on.