Sacramento Guitar Society History – the 2000's
Over the decades of its existence, SGS has had people take the helm for a time, scheduling meetings and “keeping things going.”
On May 16, 2003, Brandon Yip and Greg Williams incorporated the Sacramento Guitar Society with the State of California with the intent of becoming a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organzation similar to the South Bay Guitar Society based in San Jose. Matthew Grasso served as Artistic Director and Brandon as President. Many meetings took place at California State University Sacramento, where Greg was on the faculty. The federal level application is significantly more challenging for small arts groups to manage, and the project was dropped.
In 2005 John Oster took was President and meetings were held at members' homes. In the Fall of 2008 Daniel Roest took over from John, and after rebuilding the website, he and a board of previous leaders and members again pursued building the group into a non-profit recognized by both the State of California and the IRS.
The December 2009 inaugural Board of Directors of this new stage of SGS included:
Daniel Roest - President
Brandon Yip, Past President
Greg Williams - Vice President
Stephen Roberts - Secretary
William Anderson - Treasurer
Daniel Rooney, Legal Affairs
Michael Harbison - Web Design
Matthew Grasso - Director
Harold Sexton - Director
In Spring of 2010 we began meeting monthly at Christ Community Church in Carmichael.
In June and July of 2010, Daniel produced a 76 minute CD of contributions from 14 area classical guitarists showing the range of talent on the Sacramento Region.
In August of 2010, we acquired our tax exempt status from the IRS.
The Sacramento Guitar Society’s
Gabriel Becker, Jamey Bellizzi, Elizabeth Busch, George England, Matthew Grasso, Louis Valentine Johnson, Sean O’Connor, Daniel Roest, Harold Sexton, Gilda Taffet, Greg Williams, Anatoliy Yevsyukov, Brandon Yip, Ray Zhou
In April of 2001 Gilda Taffet released her CD of original compostions, Downtown Diary, including the track appearing on the 2010 Sacramento Guitar Society Guitar Sampler Volume One, "raw time."
New classical guitarist Gilda Taffet's CD, Downtown Diary, features fresh music for classical guitar - both solo and with flute, or vibraphone - with contemporary classical, new age and jazz influences. Gilda performs as a soloist, and with such diverse Northern Californian groups as the Avalon Swing Revue, the Stockton Symphony, Sacramento Ballet and Opera orchestras, the B Street Theater and Slavic music group Dai Go Zivo. The four-part "Downtown Diary" (tracks 2-5 on the CD) was featured in the Spring 2000 American Composers Forum Salon Series in San Francisco and with the Chamber Music Society in Sacramento in April, 2000. Overall, the listener is treated to subtly complex music with depth, beauty and substance. Instrumental Guitar (Acoustic/Classical), total running time, 57:42
Produced by GILDA TAFFET, CRAIG LONG
© 2001 Taffetone Music
Packaging: Jewel Box / Wrapped
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