Photographs courtesy of Bright Images                  © Paul Smith 2017  



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The music featured a selection of tunes from the film Grease, Les Miserables and Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers) with some improvisation.

The idea of the day is to include all ages and abilities and the youngest this year was 8 and the oldest... well we don’t need to go there. We were all young at heart.

Dear Louise and Paul,
I'm just writing to say how marvellous the GIAGO 2013 event was. I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout the day and met some wonderful people. You both made the day really fun, highly enjoyable and yet at the same time helped us all to push our boundaries a little further. Having only picked up a cello for the first time about three months ago I was wondering what I'd got myself into but I needn't have worried as you orchestrated everything so well to suit all skills and abilities. You are both hugely talented and your expertise helped make the day so much fun.
Huge thanks and appreciation to both of you.
I'm looking forward to the next event with much enthusiasm.

The emphasis of the day was on fun with musicians of all abilities joining in and Giving It A Go. The photo’s taken by John of BrightImages show exactly that!


GIAGO 2 on 14th September 2013 was a bundle of fun and a tremendous success with over 60 players involved. £164 was raised in the retiring collection for Help For Heroes.

Grease Medley

Les Miserables


Soul Bossa Nova



You Tube Links of GIAGO 2

Videos courtesy of BrightImages

My thanks go to Yateley School for the kind use of the school hall, other rooms and help from the support staff. The event would not happen but for this generosity and the help of Gill and her staff at Yateley.

Dear Paul and Louise,
Michael and I wanted to thank you for all you put in to GIAGO 2013. It must take a tremendous amount of organising, but it seems so effortless on the day. Michael really enjoyed himself – and everyone was so enthusiastic. I am sure he will be on the list for next time.
You did a fantastic job, and really showed everyone what they could achieve.