Our Core Values include the following principles:
Diversity and Equity: SGS strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone. We celebrate diversity and promote social equity by supporting access to the arts for underrepresented members of the greater Sacramento community.
Respect and Tolerance: SGS cultivates an environment of respect and tolerance for all participants (members, staff, participants).
Community Engagement: We develop relationships that make a positive difference in our community and introduce new audiences to the art of the guitar.
Nurturing All Generations: SGS believes that music has the power to inspire all people to reach their fullest potential. We believe that listening to music nourishes the heart and soul, and that the study of music supports academic ability as well as helping to develop life skills.
Supporting Artists: SGS offers performance opportunities that encompass broad genres of guitar music. We provide guitarists with a platform for sharing their art with our community.
Supporting Music Education: SGS supports local school music education programs. We provide low-cost guitar rentals for in person and virtual music classes through local schools. Additionally, SGS offers schools the opportunity to have both local and visiting guitarists perform for students.
Supporting Music Teachers: SGS provides opportunities for member music teachers to connect with potential students and to supplement their income by providing instruction through several SGS programs including the guitar orchestra, veterans in the arts, and strum for fun.