Saturday, April 21, 2018

The South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra is recruiting players!

We are always recruiting new players! If you live within a 100 mile drive of South Hadley, MA, we'd love to welcome you to join us.

Rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 7-9pm at 4 Open Square Way in Holyoke, MA. If you are planning to come, please PM me with your email address, so I can send you sheet music for the pieces we are working on.

We have concerts planned for May, June, July, September, October and November.

We are actively seeking mandola and mandocello players, of course mandolin players are welcome as well!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Several Concerts coming up with the South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra



  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - RIVER ROLL & STROLL - South Hadley/Holyoke between 11am-3pm
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 - PORTER PHELPS MUSEUM - Hadley - 2-3pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Announcing: New Schedule Starting in June 2018

Our current schedule is 6-9pm M-F in Holyoke, and Sundays 1-4pm in Keene.  Starting in June (actual date tbd), we will be offering the following schedule:

M-F 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 for Private Lessons and 7-9 for Group Classes.

We will be offering three new Group Classes starting in June.  Registrations are being accepted now as there is limited seating (each class will be limited to 5 persons).  Use the contact form on the sidebar to RSVP. 

Monday 7-9pm
Advanced Mandolin Group Class

Tuesday 7-9pm
Klezmer Group Class

Wednesday 7-9pm
Mandolin for Beginners Group Class

Thursday 7-9
Celtic Music Group Class

Friday 7-9
Bluegrass Music Group Class

Sunday 4-6pm (in Keene only)
Mandolin Group Class

Monday, March 19, 2018

Reminder: Resuming classes 3/26/18

One more week of Spring Break and then we'll be resuming classes on Monday, March 26!

Projects we've been working on:

  • changed strings on all the mandolins
  • researched material for Fall concert series (looks like we will start working on Mozart's Dissonance Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMs8kD5Des
  • reading W.H. Grattan Flood's "A History of Irish Music"
  • reading JP Mallory's "The Origins of The Irish"
  • reading Chrostoph Wolff's "Johann Sebastian Bach"



Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Folk Music Group - Thursday, Feb. 22nd

The Folk Music Group will be starting up again next Thursday, the 22nd of February.

This group is open to all levels and abilities and is not restricted to just mandolins, welcome guitars, fiddles, flutes and percussion!

If you would like to join the Folk Music Group, please use the form on this page to contact us.  Include your email and we'll send you a PDF of all of the sheet music with chords!

The cost of the class is $15 per person.

Hope to see you next week!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mandolin for Beginners Group - Wednesdays 7-9pm

The Mandolin for Beginners Group meets Wednesdays 7-9pm

If you're just getting started on mandolin, or you've been away for a while and would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you!  It meets Wednesdays from 7-9pm.  The group is working on scales, arpeggios, chords, simple melodies and learning to sing and play together.  It's a lot of fun and available for ages 18+.  If you would like to register for the group, contact us.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Advanced Mandolin group class

Tonight's rehearsal will focus on the Schubert trio, and the Mozart.  If there's time, we will play through the Bach.

There is a Firsts sectional at 6:30.

The South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra is recruiting players!

We are always recruiting new players! If you live within a 100 mile drive of South Hadley, MA, we'd love to welcome you to join us. ...