Feel-good story from the First Friday Music Club! 

How a collaboration between people and businesses worked perfectly! 

First Friday Music Club & PLHS Guitar & Mark’s Guitar Exchange & Cordoba Guitars 

How the FFMC in collaboration with PLHS Guitar program, Mark’s Guitar Exchange and Cordoba Guitars got 13 acoustic/electric Cordoba guitars for PLHS Guitar class: 

The guitars normally cost $489 a piece, so including tax, a total amount of $6,849.67 was needed to purchase the guitars. PLHS Guitar teacher Joshua Anderson and FFMC’s president Glen Fisher have spoken about purchasing those guitars for a while, since the acoustic guitars the kids use can’t be heard during live performances.  

            On February 27, 2023 Joshua wrote a letter to solicit a donation of 13 Cordoba Guitars to Cordoba. But PLHS needed the guitars NOW- there was a big fundraiser coming up at Humphreys, so time was a factor. 

            Glen decided to look for donations to the FFMC to purchase the guitars for the school and without hesitation John Malthaner and the Ryan Charitable Foundation donated a total of $7000 on March 1, 2023. 

            Glen then called his musician friend Mark Augustin, owner of Mark’s Guitar, who coincidentally is an authorized dealer for Cordoba guitars, who contacted Cordoba and got us $100 off each guitar. 

            Mark’s Guitar ordered the guitars and Mark Augustin personally set up all 13 guitars free of charge. 

            On March 3, 2023 Glen picked up the guitars and delivered them to PLHS. 

…And that’s what we call “things getting done” and a reminder that the old saying that 'it takes a village’ is so true!

Shakespeare & All That Jazz w/ Delfeayo Marsalis 

Music » Marsalis to lead 'Shakespeare & All That Jazz'

Nov. 9 concert here culminates trombone star's 3-day residency here

Delfeayo Marsalis, the trombone-playing member of New Orleans' internationally famed Marsalis jazz family, will perform Wednesday night at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium in La Jolla.

The all-ages 7:30 p.m. concert is a collaboration between the San Diego Shakespeare Society and Point Loma's First Friday Club. It will team Marsalis with members of the…

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First Friday Club: San Diego's 'School of Rock' 

First Friday Club: San Diego’s ‘School of Rock’


Cara Bell O’Doniel

Staff Writer


Photo by Cara Bell O'Doniel. Members of the First Friday Club rock out Oct. 16 at PLNU's Fall Festival.

Drums smash, guitars whine and basses thump while Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” blasts over the speakers. A small boy with a large red electric guitar steps up to the front of the stage and flawlessly plays the elaborate solo featured in the middle of the rock and roll classic. The boy…

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Correia Middle School Workshop Inspires! 


        In May our very own Correia Jazz Ensemble students had the unique opportunity of working with jazz saxophonist John Rekevics, bassist Glen Fisher, and the band Con Alma.  During this two-weekArtist in Residence series, students worked with these professional musicians developing their jazz improvisation skills and their overall understanding of jazz technique and jazz language. 
    On May 19th the Jazz Ensemble and Con Alma gave joint performances for the Correia student… Read more

APE- Advanced Performing Ensemble 

Great News- Glen had another great idea A fabulous internationally acclaimed singer, Kevin Lettau, moved back into our neighborhood, and Glen wants to make sure she stays here! So he creates a choir/ensemble class for mostly High School students, where Kevin teaches the vocals and Glen coaches the instruments. Max Zape accompanies the group on piano. APE is off to a great start. The Peninsula Singers where gracious enough to allow them to perform a short set before their Holiday concert on December 9,…

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Grammy winner Brian Lynch at Correia Middle School 


San Diego Union Tribune Mia Taylor  May 17, 2008

POINT LOMA – He almost looks out of place – the stylishly dressed man in a pinstriped jacket, black hat and matching black pants, standing amid a group of Correia Middle School students wearing Hawaiian shirts. But then he hushes the students, begins tapping his foot on the stage floor and lifts a shining silver trumpet to his mouth.The students, who moments before were laughing, talking and fidgeting, lift their own instruments and begin playing along…

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Silver Gate Elementary Rocks! 


On March 2nd, 2007 Silver Gate Elementary School had their second lunch time concert in a series of First Friday Music Club performances scheduled for the rest of the year. It was the parents’ time to shine… and did they shine! The stars were Joe Allen on guitar & vocals, Christian Nazarian on acoustic guitar & vocals, Linda Renouf on guitar & vocals, Diana Glover and Richard Irby on guitar, Darren Correia and Austin Bunn on drums. Kids, Parents and Teachers all boogied while…

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