ATTENDANCE: Members are expected to attend all rehearsals. As we strive for excellence, having everyone at a rehearsal is important. If you must miss a rehearsal or a concert please contact your sectional leader or the conductor. Absences are considered at the discretion of the conductor and may result in not being able to play a concert.
SUBSTITUTES: Wind, brass and percussion players are responsible for arranging for substitutes for any rehearsals or concerts they will miss, with advance notice to the Music Director.
PUNCTUALITY: Rehearsal starts at 7:00 p.m. with tuning. Members should be present and ready to play by that time. The call time for each concert will be announced at the dress rehearsal or the last regular rehearsal prior to the concert.
REHEARSALS: A schedule of rehearsals and performances for the year will be published at the beginning of the season. Emergency variations will be announced as far in advance as possible.
MUSIC: All music must be at every rehearsal and concert. If a member needs to be absent from either, the section leader must be notified. Music must be left on the stage or in the music box after the final performance of a program. Marks on the music are to be made carefully in soft pencil. Lost parts will be paid for by the assignee.
DUES: Orchestra membership dues are to be paid by October 1st. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please discuss this with the orchestra manager or the Board president.
AUDITIONS: Section leaders should work with the Music Director and Orchestra Manager to arrange auditions as needed.
CONCERT DRESS: It is important for the orchestra to show respect for the music they are playing as well as for the audience. Men are to wear tuxedo or black suit, white shirt, black bow tie and black footwear. Women are to wear basic black with long skirt/pants and long sleeves.
Adopted by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on 9/2/1981
Revised by the Board of Directors on 9/5/2013
The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis is funded through generous donations of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Funding also comes from grants provided by organizations such as
Members of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis support the organization through yearly membership dues ($120).
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