This orchestra is the Non-Varsity Orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to continue their development in a challenging environment while participating in other school activities. Additional before/after school rehearsals leading up to concerts will be on an as-needed basis, with notification at least one week in advance. Attendance at ALL Symphony performances and rehearsals (both during the school day and any after school rehearsals) is required, including the performances of the other Grand Oaks orchestras on the same date. Symphony Orchestra will have WEEKLY sectional rehearsals (required), after school, on the following days:
- Violins: Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00PM
- Viola/Cello/Bass: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00PM
In addition to the scheduled sectionals, Symphony Orchestra will rehearse after school as scheduled in the weeks leading up to a concert, and in the case of no school, sectionals may be combined into a single rehearsal. For sectionals, students are expected to be in their chairs with instrument out and ready to play NO LATER THAN 3:00 p.m. Any additional rehearsals preceding concerts or UIL will be on an as-need basis, with written notification at least a week in advance. Routine appointments that have other available times DO NOT qualify as excused absences from rehearsals. If you are unsure whether or not your situation is excused, come see me. Students with a school conflict are required to fill out the form no later than the previous Friday and should avoid scheduling make up work and tutorials for that time.