Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2014
Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2014 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...
"There's a plaice for us...."
hago starts the year as it means to go on - with food.
The fifth Thursday of the month is Fish Thursday
Food and friends
And a huge amount of laughter!
And we're off...
Photo courtesy of the Mayor of Eastleigh
Job done - the Mayor of Eastleigh thanks us for our performance
It wasn't just the Mayor of Eastleigh, there were also the Mayors of Winchester, Fareham and Rushmoor
The dressing room - team bonding. And tea.
Thank you to the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Malcolm Cross for ensuring we had food and drink in quantity - yum!
Our post-concert wind-down was at the Dog and Crook Brambridge
Its website says it closes at 11pm on weekdays.
Here it is at 10:28 - the owners were in bed - we saw them turn the upstairs lights out...
Another concert, another dressing room!
Here we are at Kinson, playing for Dorset Guitar Society on March 1st
And inspired by the 2013 John Lewis Christmas advert (The Hare and The Bear), we present our tribute - the Rabbit and the Koala
Better luck with the wind-down at the Pub too, compared to last month's concert! Here we are at The Kings Arms, in a cosy corner that the flash had trouble lighting up!
Less than a week later, we start preparations for hago's 15th birthday with the Great British Cake-off
And here's the cake in its finished state, at our rehearsal
just before it was finished off!
As always, thank you to Viv for an excellent cake.
Ready for the off!
As is our tradition, we repaired to a local hostelry before we headed off in different directions.
Seems they knew we were coming...
On March 29th we shared a concert with Basingstoke Rock Choir
at Queen Mary's Hall
Setting up - ready for action...
Talking of the Rock Choir, here's a few of the 83 singers that night!
If the hat fits, wear it.
Or in Avril's case, if the hat doesn't fit, wear it anyway...
hago in action - photos on Facebook by Maggie Chiverton
hago and some very special guests, enjoying a quiet drink before the long trip home....
With this much laughter, you can be sure they weren't laughing at one of our MD's jokes...
Our luxuriously appointed Green Room, er, Cupboard
Setting up for our Rowlands Castle Concert - September 2014
Some people are petrolheads
Here in hago, we have guitarheads
This is Alan with his cyclops impersonation
Post-concert wind-down, or was it wine-down
Rich's wife Kate produced some excellent Chilli Cheese Straws. Yum!
More Cheese Straws!
After our Carol Concert down in Portsmouth, we met up for Curry and Chilli