Information for seated and prospective musicians

PLEASE NOTE . . . THE MARCH 29 CONCERT DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SPREAD AT THIS CONCERT AND THE REHEARSALS.


Our concert dates have been set. They will be on Sundays at 2:00 pm on the following dates: March 29, May 17, July 12 and December 6. Our home for this season and seasons to come will be the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. On concert days, the band will report one hour prior to concert time for a brief soundcheck. Since concerts are set to begin at 2:00 pm, the call time would be 1:00 pm

The rehearsal schedule shall be as follows:

Sunday before the concert: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday before the concert: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday before the concert: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

If a player must miss a concert cycle, they are responsible for securing a sub who plays at the absent player’s level.

If absolutely necessary, a player may miss one rehearsal in the cycle, but they are responsible for securing a sub who plays at their level.

The Principal player and the Conductor will monitor all substitutions.

All rehearsals will be run in a manner with Union recommendations:
1 hour, fifteen minutes rehearsing
15-minute break
1 hour to the end of the rehearsal

The Concertmaster will be the principal clarinet. At the beginning of the rehearsal, the principal clarinet will ask for tuning notes: Concert A (mainly for the woodwinds) and Concert Bb for brass. Tuners on stands are discouraged. The principal tuba and the principal oboe will be asked to have tuners available at all times. If the ensembles begins to float sharp, the tendency will originate in the low brass. The principal tuba should maintain our A = 440 cps center.

Music for the concert will be made available one month prior to the concert in either pdf form or mailed originals. It will be the player’s responsibility to have all parts prepared prior to the rehearsal.

Regarding the issue of compensation: No pay can be promised for this season; so if none is received, it shall not be a surprise. That does not mean that compensation will not occur. In the event we secure sufficient sponsors and patronage, along with robust ticket sales, we may be able to begin a compensation level that will most certainly be underneath union recommendations, but it will be something.

Regarding ticket sales and marketing, especially for the first season, it will be the responsibility of each player to do no less than share concert information via their social media. There are many avenues for successful marketing, but your social media will be the most powerful.