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Every donation enables me to add another piece to this complex PD puzzle. I hope to reach my GoFundMe goal as I continue to explore all avenues I can to control my symptoms, and get to the root of this mysterious condition.

At recent performances, it has been wonderful to see so many of you. And no, I have not added “Shaking The Blues Away” to my repertoire -- not yet. :) I am grateful that Parkinson’s has not yet stolen my voice ( and it may never ) as I plan on performing with the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra into the future, and participating in the RSJO's wondrous music. 

Some of you have inquired about my eye-opening journey as I educate myself about Parkinson’s. I’m continuing to scratch the surface of what is available - research, theories, therapies, diets, herbs, physical exercise, and much more. It is overwhelming. But I do have hope as I attempt to leave no stone unturned in my quest.

Am I Grateful?

Absolutely, Positively, and How!

 to quote a well-known 1920s song title.  

I hope you will consider contributing to my GoFundMe Campaign.

Please share this message with anyone who may like to contribute to my campaign!

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Or send check to:

Carla Normand

 P.O. Box750663

Petaluma,  CA 94975



Attention Wonderful RSJO Fans!


We invite you to become a Patron of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and support our music. With your support, we can work make some interesting projects that we feel you would enjoy. To make it easy for you we have signed up with External link opens in new tab or windowPatreon.com. Also, PayPal and checks are most welcome.


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March 2, 2024 

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand

Jazz Bash By The Bay - Monterey, CA

Vintage Jazz Festival With Other Great Bands

Monterey California, right downtown on the beautiful Monterey Bay
Hear the RSJO in concert in Monterey, and if you'd like, dance to our music on two spacious dance floors located on either side of the stage. The RSJO will be giving it their all, playing the spirited, smile-inducing music from the Jazz Age for their central California fans and those flocking in from all around the country. Tickets 888-349-6879

DeAnza Ballroom
Monterey Conference Center
One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

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Art Deco Preservation Ball 2024 -

Unique Night Of Stylish Fun!

Bimbo's 365 Club in North Beach,  San Francisco

Theme to be announced

Sponsored by the Art Deco Society Of California

Also performing, "The DecoBelles," and surprise artists to be announced.

Hear and see the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra play their authentic, thrilling, and entertaining repertoire from the
the 1920s,'30s and '40s, a.k.a. The Art Deco Era

This will be another truly unique and memorable experience because the External link opens in new tab or windowArt Deco Society of California and their dedicated makers of merry magic know how to put on a  vintage-style event that stands out from all the rest!  And they have proven this year after year! 2024's event will be held at another carefully selected San Francisco Bay Area architectural landmark from the Art Deco era.

Special guest performers and other surprises will delight you before the show and during intermissions. There will be live period-perfect cocktail music prior to the RSJO's downbeat. And there will likely be surprise special guests singing with the band! The exquisitely lovely Decobelles, 15 to 20 high kickinging dancers in their knock-out costumes, will be choreographing another dazzling number to one of our exciting musical arrangements — a highlight of the evening! See the guests decked out in vintage style , dancing the Foxtrot, Charleston, and the Swing, and adding immeasurably to the charming ambiance.
For more information about the event visit: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.ArtDecoSociety.org  or call 415-982-DECO

September 8, 1-6 pm, Sunday, 2024

Gatsby Summer Afternoon

September 8, 2024

Highlight Of The Summer!

Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

with Carla Normand

With the sensational dancing DecoBelles

Sponsored by The Art Deco Society Of California -

And they're the BEST at putting on 1920s events!

Enjoy yourself at this one-of-a-kind event celebrating the music, dancing, fashion, bathing suits, food, cars and other modes of transportation of the 1920s & '30s in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Dunsmuir House. Between dances you can stroll around the immense landscaped grounds, amongst the gently sloping lawns, historic buildings, and shade trees.

Location: Dunsmuir House, Oakland, CA - Outdoors

1:00 - 6:00 PM

Dress with 1920s flair!

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Art Deco Society Of California 510-271-6760

Concert Performance Short and Exciting!
Don Neely's 10 pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand
July 20, 2024 - Saturday

Radio Day - California Historical Radio Society Benefit

Location: 2150 Central Ave. Alameda, CA

The California Historical Radio Society Museum

Possibly in June or July

$10 Admission to benefit the CHRS!

RSJO starts at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

You can come earlier and get a snack and stroll around the FABULOUS MUSEUM!

The California Historical Radio Society is a fascinating group devoted to the History of Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, "The Birthplace Of Broadcasting!" Everything from programs, personalities, to antique radios and broadcasting technology of bygone years. Their museum is so interesting because it has on display the artifacts of historic radio days in the Bay Area! There will be a lot to see and hear at this event!

The event will also feature live auctions and sales of vintage Radios and Electronics! Many have been converted to Bluetooth I have been told!

You are invited to also visit their museum which is located across the street from the Veteran's Auditorium!

Does this sound like too much fun or what?  We'll likely have a fun hangover!

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Concert/Dance November 21st, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand

Rossmoor in Walnut Creek -

You can hardly ask for more, a beautiful mountain lodge-like interior with exquisite acoustics, room for dancing, and music by the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra!

This will be a fabulous musical experience! A wonderful event not to be missed!

Location: Event Center, 1020 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek

Tickets $20 at the door

When you arrive at the gate, tell the attendant "I'm Here for the Dixieland Jazz and the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra!"