For Members

 

Schedule

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Slosberg Music Center.

Thurs., August 27
Placement Auditions 6-9 p.m.
September 1
Full Rehearsal
September 8 6:30-9:00 p.m.
September 15
6:30-9:00 p.m.
September 22
6:30-9:00 p.m.
September 29

6:30-9:00 p.m.

October 6
6:30-9:00 p.m.
October 13
6:30-9:00 p.m.
October 20
6:30-9:00 p.m.
October 25 (Sunday)

Fall Fest 1:00 p.m.

October 27
6:30-9:00 p.m.
   
November 3 6:30-9:00 p.m.
November 10 Dress Rehearsal 6:30-9:00 p.m.
November 15 (Sunday) Sound Check 2:00 p.m. Concert 3:00
November 18
Dress Rehearsal 6:30-9:00 p.m.
   

Policies

Concert Attire

  • Men: Tuxedo, black bow tie, white long-sleeve shirt, black socks and black dress shoes.
  • Women: Black dress or long black skirt/pants with either black or white blouse and dress shoes.
Rehearsals
  • Be prepared to begin on time. Arrive early enough so you can be on stage, warmed up and ready to tune at the beginning of rehearsal.
  • Please have a pencil with you at all times.


Care of Music

  • Members sign out all music at the beginning of each semester and hand in the folder with all music at the end of the concert.
  • At least $10 will be charged per part for the replacement of any music signed out to you that is damaged or lost. Please note that replacing one part may require buying a whole set.


Rehearsal Schedule and Online Calendar

  • Music for the following week’s rehearsal will be posted following every rehearsal.
  • All members are responsible for checking the online calendar before purchasing airline tickets or making other travel arrangements.


Attendance Policy

  • All questions/notifications regarding attendance/absence should be made in writing and directed to the conductor. In an emergency, you may leave messages at (781) 736-3328 or (508) 479-3710.
  • Anyone not on stage ready to play before the tuning note is sounded is deemed late.
  • Two unexcused latenesses = one unexcused absence.
  • Two unexcused absences = ineligibility to play the concert.
  • Ineligibility to perform = no credit.
  • Unexcused absences are not permitted the week of the concert.
  • All matters regarding attendance or lateness are covered under the academic honesty requirements of the institution.


Grading

  • A grade will be derived based on factors such as class participation, performance ability and especially attendance.


Resolving Class Conflicts

  • Chemistry labs and study groups for other classes often conflict with ensemble rehearsals. In most cases, it is possible to transfer to a different section whose labs meet at a different time.
  • At the beginning of each semester, check the exam schedule for your classes and notify the personnel manager/ director of potential conflicts. (Exact exam dates may not be available from your professor until later in the semester.)
  • The music department will contact the professor to see if a make-up can be scheduled for you.


Advanced Notification of Absence/Lateness

  • Send a written request to the director at least 10 days in advance of the date of the request.
  • Valid excuses are illness and family emergency.
  • Invalid excuses are exams, papers due, review sessions, extra classes, appointments with faculty advisors, trips to the airport, a friend's crisis, engagements with family or friends, appointments with doctors and dentists, conflicting class or work schedules, and the like.


Last Minute Emergency Notification

  • Call and leave a message at (781) 736-3328 or (978) 808-0547 as soon as possible.
  • Arrange to get your folder to rehearsal.