François Rabbath Poster: Sound of the Bass, and 2019 Workshop Auctions

Auctions, Donations, Fundraising and related events.

“The Sound of Bass Maestro François Rabbath KC Bass Workshop”

Prints are now available!

You can now order a limited edition, museum quality print of KC local artist Ruthie​ Ingram`s portrait of François Rabbath AND benefit the KC Bass Workshop!

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The print is this image with title: The Sound of Bass Maestro François Rabbath KC Bass Workshop. Poster prints of the Rabbath portrait are $50 (plus shipping if you cannot pick up at Johnny Hamil studio.) and you will be helping to support the summer workshop.

Below are the two pictures François sent showing the picture safely installed in his home in Paris. It really is an amazing gift that Ruthie​ Ingram gave François. It is equal to the gift that François gives us every time he comes to inspire us to play the bass and make the world better.

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This auction is conducted to raise money to support the workshop, fund scholarships, and continue future events that grow, inspire and build creative bassists of all ages and styles! Thanks to the many friends of the KC Bass Workshop, we have had two very successful auctions which leads us to set this year’s goal at $6,000. Auctions will be held both at the workshop and online. Please think about making a donation for this years auction. It helps make the scholarship program work for all the young bass players.

To create the auction, we are requesting each family consider donating one or more items such as:

 · Handmade Items such as jewelry or woodworking

· Theme Baskets (for child, woman, teen, e.g. food/candles/lotions)

· Music, CDs, or Sheet Music

· Something from a local business owned by a friend, relative or neighbor

· Prints or Textiles

· Movie Tickets

· Restaurant Gift Certificate

· Sporting Event Tickets

· Fine Wine

· Photography

· Hour of Service (babysitting, yard cleaning, handy work)

· Professional services: Music Lessons, Legal, dental, salon, etc.

Examples from previous years can be viewed at

. We can market your business! If desired please include the business url and clear description of the item donated.

We encourage ALL families to look at this site when it goes live and bid. Popular items last year included 1 on 1 bass lessons with Ted Botsford, Lloyd Goldstein, Brian Roessler and François Rabbath; as well as jewelry, food, and photography. You do not have to be present to win.

Please email a description of your donated item(s) and fair market value to Richard Leyden at Then, PLEASE BRING YOUR donated items to the home of Richard Leyden (auction coordinator) or Johnny Hamil. Richard’s address is 5525 Cottonwood Drive, Shawnee, KS (913-631-6031). Donations of services or perishable items only need the email. The auction is LIVE, but it is never too late to donate as items will be added through early July.

 Thank you again, to ALL families helping to support the KC Bass Workshop! Without your help and support, these amazing summer camps would not be possible.