February 2 – May 4 (no rehearsal Easter Saturday – 20 April)
May 18 – August 17
August 31 = December 7
Concert Dates – all at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
Sunday May 5
Sunday August 18
Sunday December 1
Saturday 20 April (Easter Saturday)
Saturday May 11
Saturday August 23
AGM & In-house Concert
Saturday December 7
2019 Committee Members
Manager: Tony Marx
Music Coordinator & Conductor: Rosalie Hannink
Treasurer: Gary Faehse
Secretary: David Hatherly
General Committee Members: Marilyn Moir, Jacinta O’Brien
The orchestra rehearses on Saturday mornings, from 9:15 to 12 noon from early February to mid-December with is a one-week break after each concert and on Easter Saturday.
Rehearsals area held at the Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall, located at 6 Gritten Street, Weston. Again, there is ample parking on site.
Rehearsal sessions include a friendly morning tea break that offers orchestra members a wonderful opportunity to socialise and get to know each other.
The Orchestra aims to perform three concerts each year, generally in May, August and November. Concerts are usually held on a Sunday afternoon at various locations, in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
The Orchestra’s repertoire is selected to suit the varying levels of training and proficiency of current orchestra members. The music is mainly classical, but includes some lighter pieces selected from popular musicals.
Performance Dress Code
Performance day dress is black. Music stands and folders should also be black.
Membership of U3A is a requirement for Orchestra members over 50 years of age. Orchestra membership fees for U3A members is $70 per year. Orchestra membership fees for non-U3A members is $100 per year.
Organisational Policies and Procedures
The Orchestra formally adopted these policies and procuedures on the 14th July 2018