The Albuquerque Megaband is an open acoustic band that plays for each 3rd Saturday contra dance in ABQ. Since its beginnings in the early 1980s it has provided a place for experienced musicians and those just starting out to play together at FolkMADS dances, workshops, and occasionally other events.
Semi-organized practice sessions are generally held on the Monday or Tuesday preceding the 3rd Saturday dance each month. Check the calendar and email list announcements for practice locations (links above). While these sessions are not rehearsals, per se, the practices do allow folks a chance to play together at dance tempo, and learn some of the ingredients of live, called dances.
Tune lists are available now and then at practices. A collectible vintage edition is available in PDF here. A collection of recorded bits of tunes we've played at practice sessions in the past is available in mp3 format. Click the "tunes" link above to go to the collection. Also on the "tunes" page is a link to an archive of Bruce Thomson's "Tune of the Month" selections in ABC format.
Practice sessions are listed on the monthly FolkMADS calendar (link above). All acoustic instruments are welcome. For more info, contact Jane or Bruce (remove the words "NO SPAM" from the addresses when emailing).