Sunday, May 6, 2018

Seeking donations of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos - any condition, any age, any shape!



If you, or someone you know, has an old mandolin-family instrument in your attic or basement storage that you don't need or want any more, consider donating it to the South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra!

The South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 in South Hadley, Massachusetts by Adam Sweet and his students to perform free concerts for anyone around the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.

The first live performance was at the South Hadley Town Hall in January 2015 in a combined concert with members of L'Esperance Mandolin Orchestra of Providence, RI.



The orchestra is comprised of students of the Sweet Music Studio's Advanced Mandolin Group class, which meets Mondays from 7-9pm at the studio, and area colleagues.  The class is open to anyone with 5 or more years of playing experience on either bowed-string instruments (violins, violas, cellos) or mandolin-family instruments.  The class studies Classical-era (1700s) and Romantic-era (1800s) music with composers such as J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, F. Schubert and more.

If you have a mandolin-family instrument you would like to donate, or if you would like to join the orchestra, or just would like to be put on our mailing list, fill out the Contact form on the sidebar, and THANK YOU!

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