Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2011
Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2011 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...
Here's the team working up an appetite at the rehearsal a few days after our 12th birthday
And Viv produced this excellent lemon cake, which was quite a lot bigger than the photo suggests!
It's always a thrill when it's Long Service Award time
Hearty congratulations to Philip for his 200th attendance, and for being our tenth award winner, at this presentation in March
Our website design stayed static but the content continued to grow
We were pleased to welcome professional photographer Ernie Swinburn to our Petersfield concert on March 5th - here's one of his shots
Visit Ernie's website for some great photos!
Our traditional visit to Cambridge to share a concert with Cambridge Guitar Orchestra was a couple of weeks earlier this year, in the second week of June. And what a great time it was!
There's every indication that something else might become a tradition too - a shared concert with Flautissimo, the Southampton Flute Orchestra, who play up to 5 different sizes of flute. This year it was our turn to host the evening and we met at St George's Portsea.
In July, it was up to Richmond for a concert at the Star & Garter home.
We're not saying the Star and Garter staff are short, but that door is only two feet tall, and to prove it, here are two feet!
After the concert, a cup of tea and a breath-taking view in the gardens of the Home.
The after-concert picnic in Richmond Park
Mind you, not everyone could cope with the pace...
Attracted by the noise of Derek's cheap jokes, someone pops by hoping for a deer one...
Straight after the summer there were more Long Service Awards...
Congratulations to Avril, another Silver Award winner!
And congratulations to Lisa - Bronze Award - 100 attendances
Hot favourite (pardon the irony) for the coldest concert we've played was in December - St Cuthbert's first concert in their refurbished church.
Photo formerly on the St Cuthbert's website