Information for Members

2019 Schedule

Term Dates

February 2 – May 4 (no rehearsal Easter Saturday – 20 April)
May 18 – August 17
August 31 = December 7

Concert Dates – all at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall

Sunday May 5
Sunday August 18
Sunday December 1

Non-rehearsal Days

Saturday 20 April (Easter Saturday)
Saturday May 11
Saturday August 23

AGM & In-house Concert

Saturday December 7

2019 Committee Members

Manager:                                                       Tony Marx
Music Coordinator & Conductor:         Rosalie Hannink
Treasurer:                                                      Gary Faehse
Secretary:                                                      David Hatherly
General Committee Members:             Marilyn Moir,  Jacinta O’Brien


The orchestra rehearses on Saturday mornings, from 9:15 to 12 noon from early February to mid-December with is 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.  Again, 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 November.  Concerts are usually held on a Sunday afternoon at various locations, in Canberra and Queanbeyan.


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 $70 per year.  Orchestra membership fees for non-U3A members is $100 per year.

Organisational Policies and Procedures

The Orchestra formally adopted these policies and procuedures on the 14th July 2018