The next meeting of the American Guitar Society will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Music 104, L.A. Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA., The October meeting will be held on the 7th.

On July 22, 2017, AGS was pleased to host Frets Afire, the European-American Youth Guitar Orchestra, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Van Nuys. The two groups, from Stuttgart and Pasadena, were excellent. We look forward to their future performances.

September 22 to 24, La Guitarra California Festival at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo is a “Celebration of Guitar” featuring 14 world-renowned artists in ten concerts, five Masterclasses, two free outdoor concerts, two guitar auctions, an exhibit of guitar-themed art, and dozens of guitar makers displaying their instruments in the Vendor Fair.

Regarding Ralph’s community rewards program, participants are required to register for the new term online beginning 9/1/17 and ending 8/31/18 at or by calling 800-443-4438. Even if you registered as recently as June, July or August 2017, you are required to re-register again. Open your existing account and edit the last category—community rewards. If you don’t have an account, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’.

When you sign up to perform at a meeting, contact Michael Camp at (818) 793-8176 or email him to schedule your performances for the meeting no later than the Wednesday before the Saturday meeting as the programs will be run off the next day.