Orchestra Member Information

2018-2019 Season

Rehearsal Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, rehearsals are on the second floor stage of the auditorium. Please arrive by 6:45 PM for time to unpack and tune instruments.

What to bring to EVERY rehearsal: folding music stand, music folder and sharpened pencil. Cellos/bassists bring rock stops. You may bring a water bottle, however food and drink are otherwise not permitted in the rehearsal area. Members should put away chairs and music stands, and return music folders at the end of rehearsal.

Rehearsal Time: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM, on the Ground Floor. Please arrive by 6:30 PM for time to unpack and tune instruments.

What to bring to EVERY rehearsal: filled water bottle (no sugary drinks), music stand, sheet music, folder, sharpened pencil, and mute. Cellos and bassists bring rock stops.

Rehearsal Time: 6:45 PM - 8:20 PM, on the Ground Floor. Please arrive by 6:30 PM for time to unpack and tune instruments.

What to bring to EVERY rehearsal: filled water bottle (no sugary drinks, no GUM), folding music stand, music folder (supplied) containing ALL the music, sharpened pencil, cellos and bassists rock stops.

Please take note of your scheduled “volunteer date” for chair set-up & break-down.

Attendance & Behavior Policy

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory. Inappropriate behavior, excessive tardiness and absences (excused or not) jeopardize the orchestras ability to perform and will necessitate a review by the conductor with the Board of Directors. More than two absences per semester will be considered excessive and may constitute grounds for dismissal. Cell phones and other electronics are to be silenced and out of sight during rehearsals.

Concert Attire

Elementary Strings:

Black or navy pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt with conservative, straight tie, and black jacket. No athletic shoes/sneakers. Shirt must be tucked inside pants.

OR

All white blouse, black shoes, black skirt (knee length or longer).

Junior Strings:

Black suit (or black jacket/trousers), white button-down shirt, long tie (doesn't need to be black), black socks and shoes. No athletic shoes/sneakers.

OR

Black dress, ankle or floor-length, or black blouse (3/4 sleeved or longer) and ankle- or floor-length skirt or concert trousers, black tights, black closed-toe shoes. Please note that leggings are not a substitute for black trousers. No short sleeves, please.

Youth Symphony:

Black suit (black jacket/trousers), white button-down shirt, long tie (doesn't need to be black), black socks and shoes. No athletic shoes/sneakers.

OR

Full length black dress, or black blouse with black skirt or concert trousers, black tights, black closed-toe shoes. No short sleeves, top must be ¾ sleeve or longer. Dress/skirt/trouser must be ankle or floor length. Please note that leggings are not a substitute for black trousers.

Congratulations! Welcome to the 2018-2019 season of the GWYOA .

In order to hold your seat in the orchestra, you must complete and submit the Musicians' Contract and pay your Tuition by August 1, 2018. Wait Listed musician’s will be offered your seat after the deadline.

Please click on the orchestra names below for 2018-2019 Season and Tuition Payment information.