We are beginning a slow venture toward meeting face-to-face again if you are vaccinated. If you are out of town, sick, lazy, or an epic introvert, you should join us online.
My name is Gary Jugert and I’m the director of the Denver Guitar Orchestra. We now use YouTube to bring guitarists together from around the world. Go grab your instrument, download the assignment, and be ready five minutes before class to log on and join us live. All times are Mountain (Denver) time.
Current sessions posted on the home page:
- Daily at 5 pm: Ensemble practice (very little instruction, lots of playing).
- Tuesdays at 7 pm: Orchestra (no instruction, lots of pain and suffering)
- Wednesdays at 7 pm: Books 1, 2, 3 and Classical (lots of instruction)
For those who can’t attend live sessions, I post the video recordings HERE.
How We Work In Normal Times…
We began growing a city-wide orchestra on November 11, 2017, with guitarists who understand teamwork. It’s fun and you’ll improve your skills at a much faster pace than working alone. We know two things all accomplished players do … they practice (some more than others) and they show up to rehearsal. If you’re willing to do those two things, you should get in touch with us no matter your current skill level.
If you are studying with a guitar teacher, ask them to contact us so we can give them the certification materials and you can prepare with them.
If you want nothing to do with sheet music, or if you need to be the center of attention, or if you only want to play one type of song or from one specific genre, then you probably have better options in Denver and we encourage you to seek those alternatives out.
Please call or text 303-984-0777 and we’ll get you up and running.
Our Mission: The Denver Guitar Orchestra supports community members of all ages and skill levels willing to practice, rehearse, and work as a team in a community orchestra education program to develop music from all eras and styles for presentation on the acoustic guitar.