Rehearsals take place every Monday during the term at St Mary Aldermary Church, 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start - 8.15pm.
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Please aim to arrive in good time to set up and be ready to play at 6.45pm. Music stands are NOT provided – please bring a music stand as well as a pencil for marking up parts.
There is a short break during which tea and coffee are served. Please bring a reusable cup if would like a hot drink.
All members are required to pay a subscription fee per term, which goes towards the hire of music, the church and various other admin costs. The amount can vary each term, but it is usually around £50. This can be paid by bank transfer (account details are provided by the orchestra’s treasurer).
Our music is hired from various sources and takes up a large part of our budget. Please take care of the parts and mark any notations only in pencil, never ink. Copies are available to take home for practice but these must be signed out and returned each week. If you take music but cannot then attend the following week you MUST return it to one of the committee (or fellow player) before the next rehearsal. At the end of every concert, all original music parts must be returned; please do NOT take home and keep any original parts.
We understand that not everyone can make every rehearsal due to work and other commitments. However, we do ask that players keep up a good attendance level, and in particular, can attend the final two rehearsals prior to the concert. If you know you can’t attend certain weeks please let the committee know so rehearsals can be planned effectively by the conductor. We also ask that you can reasonably commit to regular practice in between rehearsals!