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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

Administration

1.Rehearsals take place at St. Matthew's Hall, Stretford, Manchester, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on dates shown on the Annual Rehearsal Schedule. (The last Saturday in each month - except August or December - BUT also the first Saturday of September and January)

2. There is an annual subscription payable in September, which is currently 25. Anne Jerrold is in charge of subscriptions and the register of attendance.

3. Regular attendance at rehearsals and especially concerts is expected. If you know you will be absent at the following rehearsal, please enter this on the register when signing in. Please notify any other absences as soon as possible

4. The Orchestra's newsletter, 'Contact', is issued from time to time, giving up to date information about concerts and rehearsals. If you have an e-mail address, could you please let Ian Chesters know , as this newsletter can simply be e-mailed to you.

5. Refreshments are provided and are dispensed by section members in rotation - this being notified on the 'Contact' newsletter.

Musical Matters

6. All members must bring a music stand to rehearsal. Some concert venues provide stands - this will be notified.

7. Music is provided and supplied to each member for practice purposes. New music is issued from time to time at rehearsals, via each principal, and titles that are finished with are collected in at the same time. Principals should return the folder containing new music after the rehearsal,and ensure that members of their section have only the music on the repertoire list provided in their folders.

8. Each section has a principal who is responsible for any solo playing which may arise. The section principal will help with problems to do with the music, when necessary.

9. The rehearsal before a concert takes place at the concert venue on the day, and usually takes the form of a 'once through', basically.

10. Concert dress is as follows: - Ladies: black blouse or sweater & long black skirt or trousers. Gentlemen: black shirt (no tie) & black trousers (no jackets).

Administrator

Next concert

26th September 2022 at 7.30pm

Venue - Spring Bank Arts Centre

New Mills

Concert dress is all black

Rehearsal at the concert venue - 2.30pm start

There is on street parking and the usually parking at the school down the road.

2022-23 rehearsals

3rd September 2022

24th September 2022

29th October 2021

26th November 2021

(Concert day)

7th January 2022

28th January 2022

25th February 2023

(Concert day)

25th March 2023

29th April 2023

27th May 2023

24th June 2023

15th July 2023

(Concert day)

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