Very quick newsletter here, mostly to point out our upcoming salon.
Upcoming Salon Sunday 8/29 at 6:00 pm at PCOC
After over a year of virtual salons, we’re finally at a point where enough Americans are vaccinated and case counts are low enough that we can hold an in-person salon!
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT COVID-19 VACCINATION TO ATTEND SALONS IN PERSON. If you are not fully-vaccinated, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, runny-nose, short of breath, etc.), please do not come.
NEW THIS MONTH: PLEASE WEAR A MASK. We will also be requiring mask wearing at salons and concerts per CDC recommendations, specifically: “If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”
Our next salon is coming up this Sunday, August 29, at 6 pm (doors open at 5:45). Monthly salons take place in the West Room at the Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. The church is easily accessible from 95 and has ample parking on the street and in a private parking lot. Our entrance is in the corner of the building right off the West side of the parking lot (see link).
Google directions to the Church: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
**If you are coming to the salon, please arrive between 5:45 and 6:00. I will LOCK the door at 6:00 so it is not left open and unattended. If you arrive later than 6:00, please text Robert at (610) 212-5317 and we’ll will be happy to let you in. Knocking loudly may also work.
If you are unable to attend our in-person salon, but would still like to watch, you may join us via Zoom (← click for link). We will endeavor to have a camera and mic set up for you to passively observe, but will not have the capability to interact with you, or to enable you to participate via Zoom this salon. If there is interest, we will look into making active Zoom participation possible at future meetings. Please let us know!
*NOTE: The following salon will take place on September 26. Mark your calendars!
July Challenge Piece
No challenge piece for this salon. Why not check out a challenge piece you haven’t tried yet? Future, present, and past challenge pieces are available in our Facebook Group in the “Guides” section, so check back there for updates. You can even check off the pieces as you complete them!
2021 Salon Schedule
August 29 (in person!)
WCGS Potluck BBQ 2021
The WCGS BBQ was great! Thanks to everyone who came out. Fantastic food, a beautiful day despite the forecast, and wonderful conversation were my takeaways. So grateful for this community. If you didn’t make it out, know you were missed! Check out the pictures in our Facebook group.
July Meeting Recap
Glad for those you were able to make it to our first face-to-face meeting in over a year! We had a great time chatting and performing for each other in the sanctuary, just like in the before times.
Matthew Lavanish – Birds Flew Over the Spire by Gary Ryan and Rosita by Antonio Jiménez Manjón (July Challenge Piece)
Scott Kuykendall – Willow by Andrew York
Debbie Mulrooney – Willow by Andrew York
John Nguyen – Valses Favorites de Johann Strauss No. 1 & 2 by Napoléon Coste, and Rosita by Antonio Jiménez Manjón (July Challenge Piece)
Simon Varley – Souvenir du quinze août- Romance sans paroles Op.25 by José Ferrer
Check out our Facebook group for some great insight into what’s happening online with classical guitar. There are all kinds of new things popping up, from festivals, masterclasses, competitions, concerts, and lectures.
To submit an event for our event calendar, please Email our event calendar coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re at 2,450+ followers on Facebook! Make sure you’re one of them, and help us break the 2,500 mark! https://www.facebook.com/wilmingtonguitar
Best wishes, and stay safe,
President & Artistic Director – The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society