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Thank you for supporting the Victoria Guitar Society this last season. It has been an interesting year, and we have tried our best to keep music alive. We have navigated through new technologies such as Live Stream and Zoom to bring you concerts and workshops, and we hope you have enjoyed them.
Our membership year renews on July 1st, 2021. Current annual membership fee remains $10 for individuals, and we have added a Family Membership option for $20.
If you purchased your membership after Jan 1, 2021, it will automatically extend to July 2022. Of course, if you feel like renewing anyway, it will be appreciated.
For memberships purchased in 2020 the renewal fee will be due July 1st, 2021, and can be paid anytime through our website. If you are a teacher/performer with a current listing on our website, the listing will be automatically renewed upon payment (you don't need to provide information again unless something has changed)
Again, we thank you for your support and look forward to some wonderful music in the next year
The VGS Team
VGS COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE
The VGS Community Ensemble continues its tradition of playing for the public. Despite gathering restrictions the Ensemble, under the direction of Natasha Pashchenko, has been able to perform in parks during the warmer months. The most recent performance was on July 4th, 2021 at Irving Park in James Bay. Ensemble pieces included modern compositions by Calgary composer Duane R. Hendricks and Michael Jackson. Solo and duet pieces included 20th century Andalusian favourites, Latin American dances, Renaissance pieces, "Classical Gas" and even own compositions. The all-ages Ensemble does not just play on concert stages. They will play for the public whether in parks, retirement homes, shopping malls, airports, coffee-shops, mega-yachts and alleyways.
Community Ensemble members spring/summer 2021: John Fraser, Linda Ryall, Shannon Perkins-Carr, Roman Naumov, Juan Carreras, Dario Fermani, James Austin, Janice Brown, Misha Smirnov; Director Natasha Pashchenko. Photos by volunteer Alan Livingstone McLeod.
JOIN THE BOARD
The Board of Directors is seeking one new Director to line up for September at the latest. If you are volunteer minded, have some time and take an interest in non-profit musical adventures, please consider joining the ranks at the Director level. Our Directors are "working" volunteers with voting privilege who share the administration and footwork by dividing projects into tasks according to our skill levels and time availability. The following experience or training would be an asset:
Management, non-profit administration
Legal (contract, copyright)
Digital communications (website/email/video-audio editing)
Print/Radio/Social media (press releases, graphic design, advertising, blogging)
Community engagement and volunteer management
Fundraising, membership development
Publications, communication, media
This self-nomination form is your first step, without obligation.