Rehearsals

Rehearsals are most Tuesdays from
6:30-9:00 p.m. in the practice hall of the
Lee County High School Fine Arts Building
1708 Nash Street, Sanford, NC 27330
*REHEARSALS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC SITUATION
Although LCCO cannot resume regular rehearsals yet due to Covid restrictions, string players will soon be able to re-sharpen their skills!    Thanks to Sanford Contractors owner Donnie Oldham,  practice sessions on Tuesday evenings in October and November will take place in the training room of the business at  628 Rocky Fork Church Road.    Musicians in the violin, viola, cello and bass sections will wear masks and be socially distanced as they rehearse under the direction of volunteer director pro tem Jessica Simmons.     The first session is scheduled for October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm.  If you have questions, contact Karen Huey (kfiddler100@yahoo.com) or Reinette Stephenson (rseaman@windstream.net). 
The LCCO is a volunteer ensemble including a full compliment of orchestral woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.  While the majority of the repertoire involves full orchestral forces, some repertoire throughout the season is for chamber forces.  For smaller works, some auxiliary instruments (such as piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet) and doublings (which are often used for non-principal parts) may not be employed as they would be for larger works.  Most members, however, can anticipate participating in all concerts throughout the season.
If you would like to play in the LCCO, please join us for our first rehearsal of the season.  All LCCO musicians are expected to attend all rehearsals, concerts, and dress rehearsals for the duration of the season.  (Dress rehearsals always occur on the Friday evening before a performance weekend.)  Music folders are distributed at the first rehearsal for each set of concerts and must be returned at the conclusion of the concert weekend.  We will accept new members mid-season only if there is need.

Pre-college Student Policy

 

All LCCO musicians are expected to attend all rehearsals, concerts, and dress rehearsals.  (Dress rehearsals always occur on the Friday evening before a performance weekend.)  Students must be aware that the majority of LCCO's repertoire is grade level 6+.  In order to participate in concerts, pre-college students cannot miss more than two rehearsals leading into each set of concerts and must return all music immediately at the end of each concert weekend.  Pre-college students will not be allowed to perform in a concert or maybe excused from the rest of the season if they have missed more than two rehearsals (unless there are extenuating circumstances discussed with the music director) or have not returned music from a previous concert.  Music director, Tara Keith, reserves the right to audition new pre-college members.

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