Information for Members

2024 Schedule

Term Dates

3 February – 5 May (no rehearsal Easter Saturday – 30 March)
18 May – 25 August
7 September – 1 December

Concert Dates – all at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall at 3 pm

Sunday 5 May
Sunday 18 August
Sunday 24 November

Non-rehearsal Days

Saturday 30 March (Easter Saturday)

AGM & In-house Concert

Saturday in December date to be advised

2024 Committee Members

Manager:                                                       Robin Fletcher
Music Coordinator:                                   Rosalie Hannink
Treasurer:                                                      David Pulford
Secretary:                                                      David Playford
General Committee Members:             Tony Marx, Marilyn Moir, David Hatherly, Margaret Wright,  Doreen Cope, Jenny Robinson.          

Rehearsals

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.

Concerts

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 3.00 pm at in the Weston Community Hub.

Music

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 Fees

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