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TO OUR ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

 ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS

Weekly rehearsals are held May through October. This year they will be on Monday evenings beginning May 8 through September 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. Please arrive in time to be tuned and ready to play at 7 p.m. All rehearsals and concerts this year take place at Benzie Central High School, 9300 Homestead Rd, Benzonia. Music stands are available at the school. Rehearsal and performance folders are provided by the symphony.

In addition to these full orchestra events, sectionals may be arranged as needed and opportunities for small ensembles to perform may occur upon request.

Rehearsal Schedule for 2017:

  • For June 25 Concert:
  • Rehearsals (5): Monday, May 8, 15, 22, June 5 and 12, in the BCHS Band Room, 7-9 pm
  • Dress Rehearsal: Saturday Morning, June 24, 10 am to Noon, in the BCHS Auditorium
  • Concert: Sunday, June 25, 4 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

**No rehearsal on Memorial Day, May 29**

  • For August 20 Concert:
  • Rehearsals (5): Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, in the BCHS Band Room, 7-9 pm
  • Dress Rehearsal: Monday, August 14, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium
  • Concert: Sunday, August 20, 4 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

  • For October 8 Concert:
  • Rehearsals (5): Monday, August 21, 28, September 11, 18, and 25, in the BCHS Band Room, 7-9 pm
  • Dress Rehearsal: Monday, October 2, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium
  • Concert: Sunday, October 8, 4 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

**No rehearsal on Labor Day, September 4**

Small groups and ensembles have been rehearsing for community events at various locations including Stormcloud Brewing, Mills Community House, nursing homes, and school outreach programs.

The BASO is expanding their venues, talking with The Garden Theater (Rick Schmitt) and the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts (Mercedes Michalowski).

 WE ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS

BASO musicians come from a five-county radius which includes Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse. We are currently looking for percussionists and string players. If interested, please contact our Operations Manager see the Contact page.


Last Update: February 10, 2017

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