Above: the graduating class of IBMA's Leadership Bluegrass 2011 (8-10 Mar. 2011), the twelfth annual event in a series of intensive, three-day programmes of advanced-level, interactive learning experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing bluegrass music, along with related leadership issues. Full details will appear on the IBMA website.
The EBMA congratulates all the graduates - and in particular Angelika Torrie, its chairperson, webmaster, former treasurer, and editor of the new Bluegrass Europe magazine. In the above photo by Jess Norburg, Angelika (in imperial purple) is first from the left in the third row. She is the only member of this year's class to come from outside North America.