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TO OUR ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

 ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS

Weekly rehearsals are held May through October. Please arrive in time to be tuned and ready to play by the start time of the rehearsal. All rehearsals and concerts this year take place at Benzie Central High School, 9300 Homestead Road, 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 2018:

  • For the July 1 Concert:
    • Rehearsals (5): May 14, 21, June 4, 11, and 18, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Band Room
    • Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, June 30, 2-4 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium
    • Concert: Sunday, July 1, 7 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

**No rehearsal on Memorial Day, May 28**

  • July 15 Classics in the Country, 4 pm, St. Ambrose Winery

  • For the August 19 Concert:
    • Rehearsals (5): July 9, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, 7-9 pm in the BCHS Band Room
    • Dress Rehearsal: Monday, August 13, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium
    • Concert: Sunday, August 19, 7 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

  • For the October 7 Concert:
    • Rehearsals (5): August 20, 27, September 10, 17, and 24, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Band Room
    • Dress Rehearsal: Monday, October 1, 7-9 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium
    • Concert: Sunday, October 7, 4 pm, in the BCHS Auditorium

**No rehearsal on Labor Day, September 3**

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.



Rehearsal at the BCHS band room on May 21, 2018


Last Update: May 25, 2018

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