February 6 – May 1 (no rehearsal Easter Saturday – 3 April)
May 15 – August 21
September 4 – December 11
Concert Dates – all at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
Sunday May 2 (no concert – an Open Rehearsal instead)
Sunday August 22
Sunday December 5
Saturday 3 April (Easter Saturday)
Saturday May 8
Saturday August 28
AGM & In-house Concert
Saturday December 11
2021 Committee Members
Manager: Celeste Barker
Music Coordinator & Conductor: Rosalie Hannink
Treasurer: Gillie Kirk
Secretary: David Hatherly
General Committee Members: Tony Marx, Marilyn Moir, Renata Osborne, Jacinta O’Brien, Margaret Wright
The orchestra rehearses on Saturday mornings, from 9:15 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 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 $100 per year. Orchestra membership fees for non-U3A members is $130 per year.
Organisational Principles and Procedures
The Orchestra formally adopted these principles and procedures in June 2021