December 2023 Meeting

The new kid, Leah Bratton, teaming up with Mandy and Nancy.

We were nice and cozy in the library’s third floor Windflower Room on December 5th. So cozy, in fact, if one more person showed up someone would have to sit on somebody’s lap. No worries tho’, it worked out just fine.

Two of the kids requesting a hall pass from our door monitor, Remy.

Our MVP tonight was Barb Williams, the bringer of two plates of cookies! I don’t think any cookies made it back to her, in fact I think someone ate one of the plates as well. Welcome to Leah Bratton, bringer of viola music. That’s a first for guitar society, to my knowledge, and a welcomed addition indeed. She instantly fit right in. Leah and Nancy teamed up for some great Christmas carols. Leah says she’ll be back with a guitar next time. The viola is always welcome to join us as well, it was greatly appreciated.

Mr. Ed

Ed and Judy were on a trip along the Appalacian Trail in the fall, and managed to stop by and visit with Rick and Cathy Memmel in Delaware. The Memmel’s said hi, wished everybody Happy Holidays, and if you stop by Rick will give you a free guitar.

Ed, Judy, Cathy, and Rick. Free guitar not pictured.

Other collaborations tonight were Roger and Steve, and Nancy and Keith. Roger also played us a singalong,’ Fire on the Mountain’ by Marshal Tucker. Photos by Remy and Nancy, cookies by Barb. Did I mention Barb brought cookies?

Playlist for December 2023

Looks like Ernie lost his glasses again.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Pavanne for Silent Night’, Maurice Ravel.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Let It Snow’, Sammy Cahn & Ralph Blane.

Nancy McKenzie & Leah Bratton, ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’, traditional French carol.

Roland Peterson, ‘If Santa Claus Could Bring You Back to Me’, Ted West & Hugh Cross.

Gary’s custom 3 string ukelele. Go on, I can SEE you counting them!

Gary Krause, ‘It’s Christmas’, original.

Roger Stearns, ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’, French song w/ lyrics by James Chadwick.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Mary’s Boy Child’, Caribean carol.

Ken Frederick, ‘Pearl Harbor Day’, original.

Shakin’ out the last note of this classic Chet Atkins tune.

Keith Blaney, ‘I Still Write Your Name In The Snow’, Chet Atkins.

Russ Williams, ‘Christmas Valentine’, Jason Mraz & Ingrid Michaelson.

Ed Heffern, ‘Come Weal, Come Woe’, John Foley, S.J.

Ernie, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, George & Ira Gershwin.

A rare treat, Remy sang for us!

Remy, ‘Riding My Thumb to Mexico’, Johnny Rodriquez.

Leah & Nancy, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’, traditional English carol.

Roland Peterson, ‘I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day’, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Roland positioned himself for a quick exit.

Roger Stearns, ‘Mary Did You Know’, Mark Lawry & Buddy Greene.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Hallelujah, Hear The Angels Sing’, Martin Gilmore.

Ken Frederick, ‘Classical Gas’, Mason Williams.

Ken uses the whole neck. Impressive!

Nancy & Keith, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, Harold Arlen & Yip Harburg.

Russ, ‘Blott en Dag (Merely a Day), Oscar Ahnfelt.

Ed Heffern, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, Bobby Helms.

Ernie, ‘Pavanne’, Maurice Ravel.

Remy, ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’, Brenda Lee.

Nancy & Leah, ‘What Child is This?’ traditional tune w/lyrics by William Chatterton Dix.

Roger with a sing-along

Roger, ‘Fire On The Mountain’, Marshal Tucker.

Ken, ‘Bouree’, J.S. Bach.

Keith, ‘Merry Christmas From the Family’, Robert Earl Keene.

The BRINGER OF COOKIES, Barb. and some guy.