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Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder Society

A Chapter of the American Recorder Society

An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society


June 2015

Summer Play-Ins
As most of you know, our South Bay Recorder Society does not have regular chapter meetings during the months of June, July, and August. Instead, we have three Play-Ins: one in each of the three summer months, which are held in the homes of members. Itís a good opportunity to socialize and get to know your fellow chapter members. You may want to bring friends who are new to recorder and would like the opportunity to play with a group in an informal setting. If you are planning to attend, please contact the hostess/host so she/he will know how many people to expect, and to get directions. Bring your music stand, instruments, a pot luck dish, and your favorite music (enough for about 8 stands) to share. The Play-Ins scheduled for this summer are as follows:

Sunday, June 28th at 3:00 PM at the home of Fidele Galey, 2302 Gunar Drive, San Jose, CA 95124. Phone: 408-559-1391 or email:

Saturday, July 11th at 3:00 PM at the home of Georgiana Rudge, 1187 Washoe Drive, San Jose, CA 95120. Phone: (408) 997-1451 or email: Georgiana writes: Bring recorders and krummhorns and any other interesting instruments. Some music with enough parts for the group too. I will roast a turkey as usual so bring anything that goes with turkey for the pot luck. Call for directions to my house. I look forward to seeing you all!

Saturday, August 8th at 3:00 PM at the home of Bob Eltgroth and Mary Paquet, 173 Giddings Court, San Jose, CA 95129. Phone: (408) 629-7325 or email:

Presidentís Message
Our May Meeting was a treat as we played under the clear direction of Greta Haug-Hryciw. We began with a Loba's piece in cannon style which then challenged us in the last half as parts interlaced. The next piece was in parallels with wonderful harmonies. The Ave Mater, O Maria by Wolkenstein in three parts was easier and gave all a chance to stay within measures. Anna by Trovajolii was fun rhythmically. We ended the evening with an arrangement by Greta of the John Denver tune "Perhaps Love". Our new member/visitor played the Glockenspiel! Thank you, Greta for a fun evening. I look forward to seeing all of you at the Summer Play-Ins. It has been a great year. Enjoy your summer!
Liz Brownell, President

Thank you, Daniel, Liz, Fidele, and George, for providing refreshments for the May meeting. I promise I wonít bug anybody about refreshments for the next three months! Have a great summer and I hope to see some of you at the play-ins.
Jean Ridley, Hospitality. (

SBRS Directors 2015 - 2016
11 September     Louise Carslake
2 October          David Barnett
13 November      Fred Palmer
8 January           Shira Kamen
12 February        Frances Feldon
12 March            Members Night
19 March            Workshop Greta Haug-Hryciw
8 April                Glen Shannon
13 May                Andrew Levy

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