Mandolin Orchestras of the Past
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 sessions were held of evenings for mandolin family fretted-string instruments.