4 February – 6 May (no rehearsal Easter Saturday – 8 April)
20 May – 19 August
2 September – 25 November
Concert Dates – all at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
Sunday 7 May
Sunday 20 August
Sunday 26 November
Saturday 8 April (Easter Saturday)
Saturday 13 May
Saturday 26 August
AGM & In-house Concert
Saturday 2 December
2022 Committee Members
Manager: Robin Fletcher
Music Coordinator: Rosalie Hannink
Treasurer: Tony Marx
Secretary: Renata Osborne
General Committee Members: Tony Marx, Marilyn Moir, David Hatherly, Jacinta O’Brien, Margaret Wright, Doreen Cope, Celeste Barker, Jenny Robinson.
The orchestra rehearses on Saturday mornings, from 9:30 to 12 noon from early February to mid-December with a one-week break after each concert and on Easter Saturday.
Rehearsals area held at the Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall, located at 6 Gritten Street, Weston. There is ample parking on site.
Rehearsal sessions include a friendly morning tea break that offers orchestra members a wonderful opportunity to socialise and get to know each other.
The Orchestra aims to perform three concerts each year, generally in May, August and December. Concerts are usually held on a Sunday afternoon starting at 2.30 pm at in the Weston Community Hub.
The Orchestra’s repertoire is selected to suit the varying levels of training and proficiency of current orchestra members. The music is mainly classical, but includes some lighter pieces selected from popular musicals.
Performance Dress Code
Performance day dress is black. Music stands and folders should also be black.
Membership of U3A is a requirement for Orchestra members over 50 years of age. Orchestra membership fees for U3A members is $110 per year. Orchestra membership fees for non-U3A members is $150 per year.
Organisational Principles and Procedures
The Orchestra formally adopted these principles and procedures in June 2021