Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting Monday October 4th, 2021

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Our monthly meeting is providing everyone the opportunity to bring their guitars and play! We are going to focus on the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music. The Featured Artist session is temporarily on hold, but we intend to re-start concert guitarists in the not-too-distant future.

Agenda Monday October 4th, 2021
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:35 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.

Here are the five pieces of music for the ensemble session:

Mall Sims. Arr. Andrew Forrest

Bike Ride with Square Wheels, by Andrew Forrest

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Pietro Mascagni, Arr. Derek Hasted

Breakfast in America, by Rick Davies and Rodger Hodgson, Arr. Derek Hasted

Mr Blue Sky, by Jeff Lynne, Arr. Derek Hasted

The first two pieces are free arrangements for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and the scores/parts are below. Email me jmds157@yahoo.com in order to get the guitar scores/parts of the other three pieces arranged by Derek Hasted.


When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received). Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for December 2nd Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting December 2nd at Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7:30 pm. These are the pieces we plan on performing at the Guitar Society Winter Concert on Saturday December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in. The parts suitably reflect different levels of playing, so take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, and don’t feel obliged to perform in the concert. The goal is to encourage all local guitarists to pick up their guitars, come along and have fun!

Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for November 4th Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting October 7th at Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7:30 pm. These are the pieces we plan on performing at the Guitar Society Winter Concert on Saturday December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library. We will rehearse the last four pieces at the October meeting. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. The parts suitably reflect different levels of playing, so take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, and don’t feel obliged to perform in the concert. The goal is to encourage all local guitarists to pick up their guitars, come along and have fun!

The full score and parts for Nimrod cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at jmds157@yahoo.com