Central Coast Chapter

Last updated: September 5, 2016 at 20:47 pm

Message from the Dean 
The Central Coast Chapter of AGO was founded in 1989, in order to make it easier for people involved in organ and choral music in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County to meet to support each other in developing the professional skills needed to perform their various duties.
This part of California is known for its “million-dollar vegetable crops”, vineyards, its Mediterranean-like weather and beaches, California Polytechnic State University, as well as Cuesta and Allan Hancock
Community Colleges.  We are not a densely-populated area, and so do not have a population that enables us to grow a great deal in membership.  However, we have worked hard to maintain a stable membership which has enabled us to introduce students to the organ through “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza”, to sponsor hymn festivals, member recitals and guest artists.  Since the installation of the Forbes Pipe Organ at the Cohan Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, we have also enjoyed hearing solo organ concerts, and the use of a pipe organ to accompany choral music.
You are invited to any of our meetings.  Please call any of our members if you would like more information.

Betty Hansen Co-Dean

Dawn  Russ Co-Dean

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Local Events

 CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER EVENTS
2016-2017

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

At the homes of Dawn Russ and Betty Hansen

515 Guadalupe Rd. Arroyo Grande, 835 Amethyst Dr. Santa Maria

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.

“JAZZING IT UP”

 Early Twentieth Century Music Featuring the Pipe Organ (wear period costumes if you wish)

First Untied Methodist Church

311 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.

ORGANIST, DR. KATYA GOTSDINER-MCMAHAN

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS POT LUCK DINNER AND WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE

At the home of Gary and Belva Hanson

800 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria

Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

ORGAN AND PERCUSSION DRISKILL-SMITH AND GRAMLEY

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:00 p.m.

“POTPOURRI” MEMBER’S RECITAL

St. John’s Lutheran Church

959 Valley Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA

Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.

ORGANIST, DAVID BRIGGS

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Programs subject to changee

 

 

 

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Newsletter

 

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Membership

If you are interested in joining us or just would like more information, please contact:

Betty Hansen – Chapter Co-Dean, bettybclef@gmail.com, (805) 937-4977

Dawn Russ – Chapter C0- Dean, dawniruss@gmail.com (805) 489-3095

Kathy Wilding – Chapter Sub-Dean, jfwkjw@aol.com (805) 929-5685

Belva Melschau Hanson – Treasurer/Registrar, bghanson1@verizon.net (805) 925-4538

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

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Certification

 

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Contact Us

 

 

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Links

 

AGO National website