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Current players

Rehearsals

Weekly schedules can be found on the orchestra's Piazza page. If you are a player in the orchestra, you will receive an invitation to register on Piazza, which allows you to post on Piazza.

Attendance, etc.

If you are new to the orchestra please read the attendance policy below.

If you must miss a rehearsal:

  • Send a timely notice of absence to the orchestra email, orchestra@uwaterloo.ca. Put the date of your absence in the subject line, e.g. "away October 1". Give a reason for your absence.
  • CC your section leader (you can find the email address of your section leader in the addressee line of your acceptance letter).
  • If you are a section leader, cc the members of your section.

Routine notices of absence will not be answered; just assume your note has been read.


Attendance policy

All of us in orchestra@uwaterloo have obligations that must take priority over orchestra, and everyone gets sick occasionally. On the other hand, when you miss a rehearsal it affects everyone else, and you may miss important musical instructions.

For these reasons we require that:

  1. You do your best to arrange your work load so that you are free for rehearsals
  2. If you must miss a rehearsal, send email to the Personnel Manager using the form above as soon as you know that you will miss the rehearsal.

In case you must quit orchestra, do not just vanish. Do the right thing, and let us know!

For our fall and winter seasons, if you miss three rehearsals for any reason, you may be asked to play for the conductor to determine your readiness for the concert. If you miss more than three rehearsals without explanation and good reason your membership in the orchestra may be terminated.

For shortened spring seasons, missing more than one rehearsal is problematic.

Dress rehearsal

Attendance by everyone is crucial to the success of the performance. You are expected to clear your schedule of all but the most compelling conflicts to make this important commitment.

Contact

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Recordings for members

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