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1969/70 Season

1969.pdf

To the right (or below on a mobile device), you will find the archive of the Ottawa Guitar Society's 1969-1970 Season.

The Ottawa Guitar Society was founded in 1969, and presented its first concert in December of that year. The concerts presented during this inaugural season featured:

  • Ed Honeywell (December 1969),
  • Liona Boyd (February 1970), and
  • Martin Polten (March 1970)

as well as two members/student concerts and a guitar construction workshop. 

During this season, the executive of the OGS board were as follows:

  • David Johnstone (President),
  • Michael Maclean (Secretary), and
  • Garfield Clack (Treasurer).

The board also included 4 other program officers responsible for membership (John Parsons), program (Colin Everett), publications (Robert Smith), and publicity (Robert Sabourin). 

Membership during this first season cost $4 per person, or $6 for a family. Concert tickets ranged in price from $0.50 to $2.00. 

The season closed with the first Annual General Meeting in May of 1970, and the year was celebrated in July with a summertime social at the home of Bill Stranks, a member of the society. 

1970/71 Season

1971 03 mailer.pdf

To the right (or below on a mobile device), you will find the archive of the Ottawa Guitar Society's 1970-1971 Season.

During the 1970-71 season, the guitar society presented concerts featuring Alice Artzt (September 27th) and Lenny Breau (April 25th) as well as a guitar construction lecture presented by Dr. Michael Kasha (October 25th). A spring concert featuring Christopher Parkening was promised in a newsletter, however, that did not happen. Likewise, Bunyan Webb's concert, which was originally planned for the end of April, did not happen and was replaced by Lenny Breau's concert. 

In December, guitar society members put on a Christmas concert, and a members concert was held on March 28th. 

On February 21st (originally advertised as the 14th), Alice Artzt presented a masterclass.