Madras Guitar Program
Strings Director, Erin Randolph
welcome to the Madras Guitar Homepage! The Madras Guitar Ensemble is a very young, but rapidly growing and successful music program.  Our mission is to offer music instruction that is clearly outside of the “classical” setting. The program is often coupled with band and choral experiences throughout middle school for many students.  It is our belief that the study of any musical instrument, whether it be in the choral setting, the orchestral setting, or the band setting, is without question one of the best ways to teach discipline, responsibility, team work, and self-esteem through performance. 
Our program, while devoted strictly to the study of string instruments, also includes a variety of music history, music theory, and music appreciation activities.  It is our goal that every student who experiences our program leaves Madras with a solid foundation on which successful musicianship may be built. 
Madras Guitar is a year long course as part of a three year study.  However, beginners at all levels are welcome to join based on director approval.  Our home page will hopefully answer any questions you may have regarding class guidelines and expectations.  We also hope that by using our homepage, you will be easily kept apprised of all upcoming events, announcements, and important information. 
Thank you for visiting the Madras Guitar homepage!

The Madras Guitar Ensemble incoming 6th grade classes are chosen based primarily on a lottery system. This lottery is drawn during post-planning every year. The first 40 students chosen will be enrolled in the program for the upcoming school year. The rest will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they were chosen during the drawing.  Madras Guitar registration forms may be found on our school's web site, acquired from Mrs. Erin Randolph at Madras, or picked up from your child's 5th grade music/chorus teacher each spring. For questions or more information, please contact the Madras Strings director, Mrs. Erin Banke Randolph at


2016-2017 Upcoming Guitar Events
  • October 13, 2016: Fundraising Kickoff
  • December 11, 2016: Holiday Guitar Concert, 4:30 p.m. at the The Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Arts
  • May 17, 2017: Spring Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. at the The Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Arts

Holiday Concert Information for Parents and Students 

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: Student arrival is no later than 3:45 p.m. in the large side room off of the parking lot. Performance begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Arts; 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA 30265 

Uniform: Red Madras guitar polo and khaki pants; no shorts or flip flops will be acceptable attire for stage performance. If your student did not purchase a Madras guitar polo, he/she will be required to purchase a solid red polo elsewhere to wear for all Madras performances.

What if my student misses the performance? Your child will be required to submit an audio or video recording, within 3 school days of all performance repertoire, for grading purposes in lieu of attending the performance. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Randolph at

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