December 2020
Virtual Guitar Orchestra Winter Concert
When: Sunday, December 20th, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm Pacific

Sacramento Guitar Society's Davis and Sacramento orchestras are once again combining forces online to bring a concert straight to your home! Join us for 3 instrumental arrangements of holiday classics.

This will be a YouTube Live event, so come at the time of the concert to chat with the artists! If you miss it, you can still view the show later.

Click the link below to visit the event page and see the show!
Collegiate Artists Showcase
Did you miss it? Want to see it again? The Collegiate Artists Showcase is still available on YouTube! Click the video above to see the show!
Join the Board
Want to help Sacramento Guitar Society grow and continue our awesome programs? Do you have skills, talents, or other resources that could help us out? The board of directors needs you! Some of the skills we need are:
  • Legal Expertise
  • Program Director
  • Guitar donation pickup, storage & inventory

Click the link below to let us know how you would like to help SGS continue our mission of sharing the art of guitar!
New SGS Merchandise Store!!
Want to show your support for Sacramento Guitar Society with some cool swag? Need to get started on your holiday shopping? We're proud to announce the opening of our online merchandise store, courtesy of TeeSpring!

There are many SGS-branded products available, from shirts and hoodies to coffee mugs and even face masks! Come on over and see how we can help you show your love for the art of guitar!
Interview with Sean O'Connor
Lisa Pitre chats with Sacramento Community Orchestra director and longtime member Sean O'Connor about his history with guitar and Sacramento Guitar Society.
Year-End Donation
The Sacramento Guitar Society works all year long to bring events to the community. Whether it’s programming for disadvantaged youth, supporting guitar hobbyists, or entertaining those who love guitar music, we are here to support our community, but we can’t do it without your support. Please consider making a donation before the year ends. Your donations are tax-deductible.
Solo Section
This month's featured solo comes from Louis Valentine Johnson! Click the video above to see Lou perform one of his original compositions, MOMENT #12 Always in my Heart.

Lou was the first guitarist to graduate from the Idaho State University School of Fine Arts Music Department. He later became a faculty member and founded the study of Classical Guitar as a standard curriculum at the University in Pocatello, Idaho. He received a Bachelor of Music Guitar Performance at Idaho State University, and a Master of Arts Guitar Performance with Honors from San Francisco State University.

In the following years, while continuing in music, Lou founded a company and began a career as an Insurance Executive for over 20 years. This business activity earned him the title from fellow musicians as “The Charles Ives of the Guitar” while composing, concertizing, and continually slaying dragons to feed to the hungry bulldog that eats money, creates bills and raises financial overhead for all of us every month.
A Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, Lou served in the 502nd Infantry (Rifleman) and the 321st Artillery Battalion, 105 mm Howitzers receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Lou and Conductor Kent Nagano were honored together by San Francisco State University as “Distinguished Alumni.”

If you enjoyed this song, please visit Lou's YouTube channel:
LouVJohnson and subscribe!

You can also enjoy Lou's repertoire on his website.
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