Guitar orchestra seeks members

ENCINITAS — Guitarists of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming session, which will focus on folk music from around the world. The session, entitled “A World Folk Music Celebration,” will include a variety of folk music styles including Afro Cuban, Calypso, South American, American folk, Irish and Spanish. A world music specialist is expected to join the group.Rehearsals are Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 25 at Ranch View Baptist Church, 415 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Participating in the session costs $300. The orchestra’s 25 to 30 amateur guitarists will spend the spring practicing that will culminate in a performance May 17.

The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is comprised of local musicians from beginner through advanced levels who learn technique and theory under the supervision of Peter Pupping and William Wilson, two accomplished Encinitas-based musicians and teachers. Pupping has organized and conducted a guitar orchestra since 1999.

Pupping has been teaching and performing in Southern California for more than 30 years. His band, the Peter Pupping Band, has released several CDs including the latest, “Café Pacifico.” Pupping earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Diego State University. He organizes and directs the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra twice each year.

For more information, contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds, (760) 943-0755 or




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