The South Bay Recorder Society, a Chapter of the American Recorder Society, an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society, is an membership organization that provides opportunities for members and others to play recorders and socialize together.

     The South Bay Recorder Society usually meets the first Friday of the month from 7:30 to 10 PM (September through May) at the First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Avenue, located at the corner of Leigh Ave. Music for each meeting is selected by a guest director.  A variety of music is explored including medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary.  Efforts are made to reach all levels of playing by including tips for playing the music presented. Opportunities for members to improve their recorder playing and general sum- musicianship are provided through the guest directors for the chapter meetings and a yearly day long workshop and other events. During the mer months we have play-in at members homes with no guest director. Some members play in individual consorts in their homes. SBRS encourages small groups to play at churches, libraries, schools and other venues in the South Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership dues are collected annually.  A newsletter is distributed before each regular meeting. Usual attendance at meetings is 15 to 20 out of the total membership of 40.


For more info...E-mail: or call (408) 358-0878 Liz Brownell, President of the SBRS.











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