Monthly Meetings

The Rose Leaf Format

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club meeting format is patterned after that of the old Maple Leaf Club. Each musicale begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately three hours. An emcee starts the ball rolling by playing a rag or two, then a succession of guest and member pianists take the stage and entertain the audience with one or two sets of tunes.

Admission to monthly meetings is by donation. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Performers are not asked to donate. In addition to live music, patrons are also treated to the various historical tidbits of information that each performer provides. Also covered is news and information on ragtime events taking place in southern California and around the world. Announcements are also made regarding musical recordings, tapes and compact discs, or any other ragtime-related merchandise that may be available through the Rose Leaf Club or other avenues. In addition, members can browse through our lending library of ragtime-related CDs, cassettes and video tapes. Managed by club member Phil Cannon, the library operates on the "honor system," which means members can check out their favorite music at the meeting and bring it back the next time.

Throughout the afternoon, food servers take your orders from the menu, so you can dine while appreciating the music.

Meetings are held on the last Sunday of each month, from 1:00 PM until about 4:00 PM at a new venue—Myrtle Tree Cafe—in the shopping area of downtown Monrovia.

Myrtle Tree Cafe is located in Old Town Monrovia, at 405 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91606. The phone number is (626) 386-5024. Anyone interested in attending is invited to just "come on down" and be ready to be entertained with three hours of live ragtime and ragtime-related music! No advance reservations are necessary. See below for directions and a map to the location.

If you play old-style piano, or know anyone who does, bring them on down, too! Everyone is welcome at the Rose Leaf Club, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a talented amateur. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your tunes!


Directions to The Rose Leaf Club Meeting Location from Interstate 210 Freeway:

From Interstate 210 Freeway, traveling either east or westbound, exit at Myrtle Ave. Turn north onto Myrtle, and go north approximately one mile. Myrtle Tree is on the west side of the street, between E. Lemon Ave. and E. Lime Ave. There is some unmetered street parking immediately in front of the building as well as in the surrounding area.

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(Map of 425 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016)

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