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This page is devoted to news about Chula Vista High School's Guitar Ensemble, the
HOUSE of GUITARS.
H.O.G. 2018 - 2019
Below: CMEA Guitar Showcase, April 2018
After the show...
2018 Seniors & 2019 Juniors
Below: Pictured performing at the Grand Opening Gala, December 2010
The House of Guitars was formed in 2002 by its director, Jeff Williams. They are the elite performing group of the guitar program at SCPA Chula Vista, which serves over 250 guitar students between Chula Vista middle and high schools. Groups of this kind are virtually nonexistent at the high school level.
This is the 17th year of House of Guitars!
The group performs arrangements in much the same way a string ensemble or wind ensemble would, with guitars divided into 2, 3 or 4 parts all playing together at the same time. They play anything and everything, from classical, jazz and Broadway to classic rock. The name "House of Guitars" comes from the name of a store in Irondequoit, New York, which is actually an old three-story house where they sell...well, you get the idea. Every city should have a store like that.
House of Guitars in Concert
New dates for 2018 - 2019
CVH Open House, 5pm
Wednesday, 9/12/18 21 Days of Sparta, Lunchtime on the Big Lawn Stage
Thursday, 12/20/18 HOG Winter Concert, 7pm Jack Tygett PAC
Friday, 12/21/18 Winter Wonderland, CVH Gym
Friday, 3/8/19 CMEA Guitar Festival, West Hills H.S. Santee, 10AM-2PM
Thursday, 4/18/19 Roomful of Guitars Concert, 7pm, Jack Tygett PAC
Wednesday, 5/8/19 House of Guitars In Concert, 7pm, Jack Tygett PAC
To see a video of H.O.G. from our 2010 Incendio show, click on the link below:
H.O.G at AMSDconcerts Incendio show in 2010
Below: Pre-concert session with Daniel Champagne, January 30th, 2015 at the Laura Charles Theater. Here's what Daniel Champagne wrote on his facebook page after the concert..."Thank you San Diego!!! To everyone who made it out last night, to the whole AMSD Concert crew for putting it together and to the incredible "House of Guitars" for being one of the coolest support acts I've ever had and great students in our guitar lesson... that was a very memorable show and I can't wait to come back again someday... I love California!" And our sincere thanks to Paul Gallegos for these great photos---
Richard Saldana and Melissa Sifuentes performing at the Honoring Our Heroes event with Mr. Williams in June 2012
Now you can hear H.O.G. recordings at:
The H.O.G. cabs find a new home...
we're moving again... stay tuned!
Tenth Anniversary Concert, April 2012
Pictured above: H.O.G. at the SCPA Showcase, Plaza Bonita
Andrew Bunkovsky's one-of-a-kind '07 class ring. Andrew B., front, left. Below: Town & Country Santa
H.O.G. with INCENDIO for a workshop...
H.O.G. at the November 2011 Incendio Concert
H.O.G. apparel designs...
House of Guitars, along with CVM Guitars, recently purchased a new P.A. system with money raised solely from concert ticket sales! No candy bars, no car washes, no gift wrap, cookies, pizza, no anything like that! So, if you can hear us at the next concert, it's thanks to all of you who bought a ticket and came out to one of our concerts. Visit this page for updates...tell people about it! Spread the word!
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