Friday, October 9, 2020

Mandolin Players Welcome!

Mandolin New England Debut Concert
Jan 15, 2015

If you play mandolin, mandola, mandocello, octave mandolin or mandobass, and you live in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut or even New York, we'd love to  have you join the orchestra.

Simply fill out the contact form on the sidebar with your name, email address and cellphone number.  Someone will be in touch, inviting you to join our Slack group for orchestra communications.

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Classical Mandolin Workshop on YouTube LIVE Wednesday night at 7pm EST

Mandolin New England RI Rehearsal

We will be holding a YouTube LIVE event tonight at 7pm on Classical Mandolin.  If you have ever wanted to learn about classical music and what it's like to play in a mandolin orchestra, now's your chance.  This workshop series covers material related to what the orchestra is working on, the related instrumentation and other information.  The topic is generally about mandolins and specifically about Mandolin New England.

If you would like to attend, you will need a YouTube channel to ask questions in the chat.  There will be a Q&A at the end.  You don't need a YouTube channel to watch.

Donations are graciously accepted.  100% of donations go to Mandolin New England.  Learn more at

Here's the link to the YouTube LIVE event at 7pm Wednesday:

Friday, October 2, 2020

Joining the Orchestra


If you would like to join the orchestra, we would love to have you!  Simply contact us and be sure to indicate the instrument(s) you play, your skill level (if you don't know that's ok!) and where you live.  We are open to mandolin players of any skill level with the one caveat that you need to be able to sight-read music!  Some of the music we play is super easy and appropriate for amateurs, and some is tragically difficult and better for advanced players.

Actively seeking mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass players.  Also open to standup bass, classical guitar, octave mandolin.

Assuming you've told us what instrument you play and what is your skill level, we will email you appropriate parts, or send you a link to a PDF/Google Doc where you can download it yourself or upload it to your iPad or PC.  Let us know if you're having trouble loading it.

Due to the Coronavirus, we are all socially distancing and staying safe.  We are tentatively planning a get together for some time in January TBA, and concerts in the late Spring, early Summer.  

Thank you again for your interest!

Looking for Players, Rehearsals and Update

  LOOKING FOR PLAYERS We are looking for players to join the orchestra!  If you live in Western New England or New York (CT, VT, Western NH,...