April 2021
Play Along With Sean
St. Patrick's Day may have come and gone, but musical master and Sacramento Community Guitar Orchestra Conductor Sean O'Connor is bringing us a special guitar/ukulele piece to help us remember the good times.

Click the video above to hear the piece, and click the button below to download the sheet music to play along. Enjoy!
Virtual Guitar Ensemble
Want to be a part of this season's concert? Grab your guitar and your favorite video recording device and join us for our next Virtual Guitar Ensemble concert!

To participate, click the links below to access the sheet music and practice videos, then email director Michael Silva at msilvassj4@yahoo.com by April 18 to let him know which part you want to play. He will reply with a link to upload your video.

Links to the songs:

Big Day of Giving is Coming
May 6th will again be our major fundraising event, Big Day Of Giving. Like last year we will host a virtual event, and we are inviting you to participate by sending us a video of you playing a song.

What we want:

A video of yourself playing one or two of your favorite pieces. It can be a solo, or if you’re feeling ambitious, a duet, trio, or whatever your creative mind invents.

Please be sure to position your smartphone or camera horizontally and set up your picture so that it includes all of you (both hands) in the shot.

When is it due:

Saturday, April 17, 11:59pm.

We set the deadline early so if we notice something is off about the video (neighbor’s dog barking, screen is vertical instead of horizontal, poor quality) we can notify you and give you the chance to fix it.

How do I submit my video?

Click the “Submit Video” button below to upload your video to the SGS Dropbox.

If you have any other questions regarding this event, email Sandy at Sstrautman@sacguitarsociety.org.

Need inspiration?

Click here to see last year's BDOG event.
Member Hosted Events: Trio7
Concert 1
When: Sunday, April 18, 4:00pm
Where: Davis, CA

Concert 2
When: Saturday, April 24, 7:00pm
Where: YouTube Live

Trio7 is bringing us not one, but TWO concerts! In these concerts, Trio Seven will perform your favorite movie and video game themes! This playful program, which encourages audience participation, will award prizes to those who correctly identify the films and video games that correspond to the themes performed.

Please consider donating $15-$20 to help support the musicians. Each concert's program will last about an hour.

See the shows!

Concert 1: RSVP Matthew Grasso at: mysticalsounds@yahoo.com. Exact location is provided with RSVP. Seating is limited.

Concert 2: Click here on the day of the concert to view. A recording of the concert may be viewable after the original the performance by using the same link.
Manuel Barrueco Concert
Baltimore Classical Guitar Society welcomes Sacramento Guitar Society to the concert of guitarist Manuel Barrueco, on Saturday, April 10 2021 at 5PM PDT (8PM EDT in Baltimore, MD).
The BCGS is extending its member-price to the members of SGS, which is a $5 off every ticket. In addition, the BCGS will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Sacramento Guitar Society! So not only will you be getting a discount on the ticket, you will also be supporting your local guitar society.

  1. Click here: https://www.bcgs.org/event/manuel-barrueco/
  2. Scroll down and put 1 non-member ticket in the shopping cart and click "get tickets"
  3. Click "save and view cart" and a new page opens with your ticket in the cart
  4. Put Sacramento in the box where it says "Have A Promotional Code?" and click "apply coupon"
  5. You'll see $20 taken off and you can proceed to checkout with your credit card

You will receive a confirmation email for your ticket purchase, and on Saturday – concert day – sometime between 10 and 3pm, you will receive an email with the password and instructions (very easy) on how to watch the concert along with a link to a post-concert zoom reception with the artist, which will be on a first come, first served, basis.

Note: If you are unable to watch the concert on Saturday, simply let us know (email president@bcgs.org or concerts@sacguitarsociety.org) and we will instead send a Vimeo link and password to watch for up to 72 hours after the concert broadcast.
Annual Survey
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The Sacramento Guitar Society has partnered with another nonprofit organization, Guitars4Vets, to help our Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) achieve healing thru the power of music.

Thanks to a grant from the California Art Council, we are able to extend the private guitar lessons they receive from Guitars4Vets by an additional 10 weeks. But these grants require matching donations from our community. Read more here and donate for this GREAT cause.
Keep the Music Going
Have you been enjoying watching or participating in the Virtual Guitar Orchestra concerts? The Sacramento Guitar Society's Community Guitar Orchestras are funded by the Artists in Communities grant from the California Arts Council.

This grant requires matching funds in order for us to maintain eligibility, so please consider making a donation. The grant helps us offer the Virtual Guitar Orchestra program and will and ensure that the in-person orchestras return when the pandemic is over. Your donations are tax-deductible.
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