It's sometimes quite daunting to join a new music ensemble. What level am I? Do I need to read music? How well do I need to sight read? These are some of the common questions that many new members have before they join.
Therefore, we'd like to take a moment to briefly outline what would be expected and not expected of you as a member. If there are further concerns with the issues below, please feel free to email us to clarify.
Above all else, commitment is the number one priority. Commitment refers to attendance, punctuality, and personal practice. Being in an orchestra or choir is not a solo venture, and hence requires diligent personal practice and thorough rehearsals together as a group. If you miss a rehearsal, you will indeed miss a great deal of practice and perfecting, plus the group misses out on your part of the music. TIP: Try to avoid schedule conflicts (don't think of rehearsals as optional), stay healthy, and if you must miss one, have a friend record the rehearsal or come in for a make up session with the director to catch up. Regardless of how skilled any one individual is, we work together as a group, and succeed as a group.