Information for Members

2021 Schedule

Term Dates

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
Sunday August 22
Sunday December 5

Non-rehearsal Days

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

Rehearsals

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.

Concerts

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.

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 $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 October 2020