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Gayel Pitchford to speak at Kiwanis July 8

Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi

Musician, music teacher, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and retired Navy Captain Gayel Pitchford will speak at the July 8 luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi.

Pitchford teaches young musicians who go on to play in symphony orchestras, university music programs and who develop musical careers. The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra hopes to present its next concert in September.

Pitchford will explain how the orchestra will compensate for the absence of wind and brass instruments (which are temporarily sidelined by COVID-19 due to the breathing process) to create a rich, full orchestral sound.

The Kiwanis Club meets at noon on Wednesdays. As restaurants have been ordered closed July 1 for three weeks, please call Interim President Tina Cunnigham for the location of the July 8 meeting and subsequent Kiwanis Club meetings at (661) 822-4515. Remote attendance will be available and social distancing strictly followed.