Al H. Bess, born May 19, 1940 quietly passed away on March 11, 2015 at Quartsite, AZ while attending the All-Association Jam. He died doing what he loved best, playing bluegrass music at jams. Al had been president of SNBMS for the last 17 years and was the driving force in the organization of the Logandale Bluegrass Festival for 20 years. He left a legacy that will be hard to follow. We extend our prayers and condolence to his family. He will be missed by all of us at SNBMS. There will be a Memorial Jam for Al on April 4th at Mountain Crest Park, starting at 12 pm. Al will be presented the Al Bess Lifetime Achievement Award which in the future will be known as the Al Bess Member of the Year award. Look for an issue dedicated to Al’s history in the upcoming Summer newsletter.