2020 Convention in the Clouds

November 13-15, 2020

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Open Mic and En Masse GO VIRTUAL

Participate in Open Mic! Although our convention is different this year, we want to capture the energy and enthusiasm that characterize the popular Open Mic experience. We are seeking pre-recorded performances from members for the Saturday Open Mic Concert and for...

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San Diego Singing Strings Mandolin Orchestra

Formal photo (circa 1979) served as jacket imagery on the premier LP (33 RPM) album recorded and cut by the orchestra.  Known then as The Singing Strings; est. 1968, senior conductor Victor De Guide (2nd row, far right).  Weekly adult education music class practice...

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