The Harmonica Club

              of Huntington, WV    founded August 2001 

Home Page We meet every Tuesday 7pm-9pm   

Harmonicollege 9 on 10-3-2020
an all day learning and jamming event
with  Larry Weltman


Event Calendar

5th WV Harmonica Championship 2011

Listen, read and see  past WV Harmonica Championships

Play Along With Us
Audio Downloads 

Harp Tabs to songs that we play

Pictures               NEW links to PICASA ALBUMS



Riffs Tab and Audio

Jam Tracks for practice

History of the Harmonica Club

Contact Us

Map to Java Joint where the club meets

LINKS to other Harmonica Related Sites

HarmoniCollege 2020 will be
Friday October 2nd  & Saturday October 3rd

I am CONFIRMING it’s a go for the NEW North Ohio HarmoniCollege Oct 2nd & 3rd 2020 program

So far, it’s a SMALL group, maybe 8 total, but I gave it the go ahead when I learned Charlie Barath had arranged for Chris Sutton to back him up on guitar.  My friend the late Ray Ratcliffe once said, “Charlie and Chris are the best I’ve heard since Cephus and Wiggins”  I also recruited my duo partner Karen Combs to come and add her guitar and singing to our jam sessions.

Danny G and Harmonica Bruce have generously offered their facility to be the Noth Ohio Extension of HarmoniCollege for this year. The location is 21746 N Benton West Rd North Benton, OH 44449, located between Pittsburgh, PA, Akron, and Cleveland, OH.  This is the same location where the Ohio State Harmonica Championship took place this year.

Our instructor will be Charlie Barath from the Pittsburgh, PA area. Classes will be Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm  Friday and Saturday night jam.sessions will be around an open campfire from 7 to 11. .Saturday classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting, or in Harmonica Bruce’s new 4000 square foot barn where we can spread out. This will give us good ventilation.  Masks will be encouraged but not mandatory,
The cost is $100 for Friday and Saturday for classes and jam sessions or $70 for Saturday classes only. Food will be provided. Some alumni have prepaid, Those payments will be applied to the cost. Any overpayments can remain as credit for spring 2021 or be refunded.

Since the Ohio Harmonica Championship at Danny G’s Party in North Benton, OH in July was so successful, we will use the safety techniques used then. Seventy people attended the event and a 2 week follow-up of attendees showed no covid 19 infections in the group.

Everyone’s name and temperature will be recorded on Friday night and Saturday morning. We will do a health follow up 10 days after the event.
For the $100 fee, CAMPING is allowed. Dogs are allowed. There is electric hookup available for campers. Danny and Bruce said they have a few bedrooms and couches available if you want one. There is a $60 and a $70 per night motel 15 minutes away.
THIS IS ALL CONTINGENT ON RESPONSE. . This is a last minute plan, but a workable plan. If we get enough people interested, it will happen.
You may ask questions and make suggestions. It is possible for details to change per feedback from the alumni.


You can always mail your reservation, or ask questions via mail. The address is:

The Harmonica Club
c/o Jim Rumbaugh
722 22nd street west
Huntington, WV 25704

It all begins Friday night at 6pm
at the Holleyberry Inn at
Heritage Farm,
3300 Harvey Road
 Huntington, WV

  ---------- (of Huntington, WV)V. 25704
The HarmoniCollege Video

It happens at
Heritage Farm
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704

Here's the Heritage Farm Video

Go to Heritage Farm Web Site

Classes will be held at
(Click here to see them)
Woodbury Inn
Hollyberry Inn

If you want to share the cost of another cabin with someone, let us know. We will try to find you cabin mates.

Map to Heritage Farm

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Directions to Heritage Farm

From I-64, take Exit 8 (5th Street Exit) of Huntington, WV. Turn onto the I-64 Westbound access road. At first, it will look like you are trying to get back on I064. Travel one block and turn right onto Johnstown Road. Follow Johnstown Road about a mile until you come to a stop sign. At the sign, turn left and go across the bridge onto Harvey Road. Follow it 1.7 miles to the marked entrance to Heritage Farm Museum and Village.

GPS Coordinates:
N3823.1375, W08228.12128:

Hotels about 30 minutes of Perry Farm

The first 3 are about the same distance from Heritage Farm. The last is another 10 minutes away, All prices are aproximate.

Comfort Suites South Point
Hotel address: 2940 County Road 144, South Point, OH 45680
About $100

Ramada Limited Huntington
Hotel address: 3094 16th Street Rd, Huntington, WV 25701
About $90

Holiday Inn Hotelste Civic Arena
Hotel address: 800 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
About $110

Red Roof  I-64 at US Route 60, Exit #15
Hotel address: 5190 U.S. 60, Huntington, WV 25705
About $75