How to Get Involved at the SPAH Convention

If you would like to get involved in the Convention while you are attending, there are several ways to do so.

  • Present a seminar. Seminar presentations at the Convention are an opportunity for you to share what you know about the harmonica, music, singing or any related topic of interest to the SPAH audience. We had a great lineup of seminars in St Louis, and we are looking forward to keeping that trend alive in Tulsa. Tulsa has been a great location for SPAH and is always well attended.   If you would like to present a teaching topic, history topic or maybe something like accompanying a harmonica player or singing, submit your topic.  We try to balance chromatic, diatonic and others for a well-rounded experience.  We will review all topics and make selections.   When we have made selections, we will notify presenters and begin scheduling. Morning sessions will be 90-minute presentations, and 60 minutes for the afternoon sessions.
    • We will be recording seminars again for paid attendees to watch after the convention.
    • If you are interested in doing a seminar and want to pitch your suggestion, please reach out to us at spahseminars@gmail.com.
    • Please submit your final seminar proposal to our 2024 link below.
    • Submitting a proposal does not guarantee a spot during the convention.  All proposals will be reviewed, and we will make selections based on the the content received to create a well-rounded offering for our members.
      • Please note: Seminar presenters at the SPAH Convention are volunteering their time, but are allowed to share any products or services they offer during or immediately after their presentations.

Seminar submissions are closed.

  • Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer! While the local club provides a great deal of wonderful help to the SPAH board and staff, SPAH always welcomes proposals from others willing to help out. The Success of SPAH Conventions depends on a team of willing members to volunteer.  Some volunteers work year-round in planning the Convention.  Many others give their time in a variety of ways during the Convention. This ranges from helping sell SPAH shirts to managing rooms, checking badges at the door, and many other opportunities daily. We always welcome our youth and others to assist in areas like Stage Management, AV and Production – a great way to learn from your peers, and improve your skills. All volunteers are given time to enjoy the Convention when they are not working.
    • Please note: Depending on the level of effort, weeklong volunteers are provided assistance in attending the Convention, with access to daily events, Convention registration or rooming. The SPAH Convention team will work with you to explore and confirm any details starting in the first quarter of 2024.

I would like to Volunteer at the 2024 SPAH Convention

  • Attend the President’s Breakfast. This year, SPAH will host the annual President’s Breakfast on Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. in the Oklahoma Ballroom on the first floor of the Convention Hotel.
    • We’re inviting a single leading representative from each Harmonica Club, Blues Club, or similar organization, as well as from each sponsor and each SPAH vendor. This gathering is to further cooperation, information exchange, collaboration, and networking with our partners as we look to the future of the harmonica and of SPAH. SPAH is also looking for organizations that would be interested in hosting future conventions in their city.

Print or Download the President’s Breakfast form

  • Arrange for your companion at the Convention to attend the 2024 Companions’ Breakfast. A complimentary breakfast is offered courtesy of SPAH to companions of registered SPAH attendees at the SPAH Convention in Tulsa. Saturday August 17th, 8:30 a.m.

Submissions for the breakfast are now closed. Please contact us at the Convention Registration desk if you have already registered for this.

  • Submit an entry for the 2024 SPAH In Memoriam Video. In 2024, SPAH will once again assemble a video remembering SPAH friends lost since 2010, and who have not already been recognized in previous years.

Submissions are now closed.