About Us
The Maryland American Singer Club of Today (MASCOT) is a
focal point for the American Singer hobby in the Mid-Atlantic
States.   In addition to sponsoring and holding its own song contest
on the first Saturday of each November, the members of MASCOT
manage the American Singer song contests held and sponsored each
October by the
Baltimore Bird Fanciers (BBF) and the Maryland
All Canary Club (MACC).   We boast a membership from
numerous states that includes certified American Singer judges and
championship canary breeders.  Our members are knowledgeable
canary hobbyists who welcome, encourage and support newcomers
to the hobby of breeding and exhibiting American Singer canaries.  
We provide sound advice to seasoned American Singer breeders to
help them progress in the hobby.  Lastly we provide multiple
opportunities each year at meetings and other events (picnic, parties
and baby bird show) to get together socially.  We want to be your
canary club of choice.  Please join us and help us to promote the
joys of raising and keeping American Singer canaries.  
Maryland American Singer Club of Today
It's show season!

MASCOT Member Wins Baltimore Bird Fanciers (BBF) Fall Bird Show
Longtime MASCOT member, Akbar Karbasi won his first American Singer song contest on 15
October in an event that feature more than 150 entries from 11 contestants.  Judge Dodi Sunjaya
assessed an old bird bred by Akbar as the best in show. Akbar also placed two other birds in the top
ten.  Pictured below are Akbar and his trophies and judge Sunjaya.

   Congratulations to both Akbar and Dodi for their stellar performances at the BBF show.

Happy 25th Birthday MASCOT!
MASCOT was formed as a non-profit Maryland corporation in June 1991.   June 2016 marks our
25th anniversary.  We are very thankful for the American Singer hobbyists who had the will and
energy to establish MASCOT and to those who have kept it going as a vibrant ambassador for
American Singer canaries for the past quarter of a century.  That includes MASCOT’s visionary
founders and our past and present members who have made MASCOT a premier American Singer
canary club.  MASCOT has long epitomized the best that the American Singer hobby has to offer –
good fellowship and good competition.  It is the home of championship breeders who are mainstays
in the American Singer hobby.  In addition MASCOT’s members unwaveringly demonstrate
cooperation, integrity and transparency in all club administrative matters.  In November 2015,
MASCOT celebrated its
25th Annual Song Contest.  A few photos from that show can be found here:

Honoring Marilyn Simons
Please read Paula Hatcher's wonderful tribute to Marilyn Simons, the founder of MASCOT who
touched the lives of many in the American Singer fancy.  Click
here for the article.  

Baby Bird Show Summary -- 24 September  2016
A good time was had by those attended our Baby Bird Show in Annapolis.  Approximately thirty  
2016 hatches got their first taste of bright lights and an audience.  The ultimate winner as assessed by
a team of judges was a variegated bird bred by Jeanne Pieper.  Akbar Karbasi, Dodi Sunjaya and
Mark Bange also had young birds receive honorable mention.  Congratulations to all who attended
and participated in the show.  Click
here for a few photos of the day.

2016 Annual Song Contest -- 5 November 2016
Planning for our 2016 Song Contest is well underway.  We are pleased to announce that Joaquin
Torres of Chicago, IL has agreed to judge our show.  Show details are found

Special Show Rate Offered by The Hampton Inn for our Annual Song Contest
The Hampton Inn in Annapolis, the site of our 2016 Song Contest, is offering show attendees a special
rate of $129 per night.  This is considerably less than the Hampton's normal room rate.  To get the
reduced rate you must call the hotel directly on 410-571-0200 and speak to front desk personnel. Tell
them you are attending the MASCOT show.  Please hurry.  There are only a few vacancies left in the
block of rooms reserved for MASCOT's attendees.

2015 Tune Whistler Contest Summary
Click here to read Paula Hatcher's insightful summary of the birds she judged at last November's
Annual Song Contest.   

Lunch Anyone?
MASCOT members enjoy a good party.  When a longtime member who has moved from the area
returns for a visit that calls for a gathering.  Read more
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