Wandsworth Concert Orchestra Parent & Pupil Information

2023-24 Rehearsal Dates

All rehearsals run 12:30pm-1:30pm at Burntwood School unless otherwise specified.

Autumn Term

23, 30 September
7, 14 October
4, 11, 18, 25* November
2*, 9 December

*extended rehearsals until 3.30pm

Autumn Half Term Course

26, 27 October 10am-3pm
28 October 10am-1pm

Spring Term

6, 13, 20, 27 January
3, 24 February
2, 9, 16*, 23* March

*extended rehearsal until 3.30pm

Spring Half Term Course

15, 16 February 10am-3pm
17 February 10am-1pm

Summer Term

20, 27 April
4, 11, 18 May
8, 15, 22, 29 June
6 July

2023-24 Concert Dates

Please note that concert dress for all performances is ALL BLACK – Smart black trousers or knee length skirt or dress/ black shirt/ black socks or tights/ polished black shoes (no trainers).

Wednesday 13th December – Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Arrival Time: 4:30pm, Concert: 7pm

Tuesday 26th March – Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Arrival Time TBC c. 3pm, Concert TBC c.7pm

It is extremely important that members are able to attend all rehearsals (including the half term courses) and are downloading their music, looking at difficult passages with their teachers and practising before rehearsals. As always, practise parts can be found online here: www.tinyurl.com/wandsworthmusic

All members of the orchestra are expected to:

  • Practice and learn the parts thoroughly before the rehearsals
  • Take parts to their instrumental lessons and go through them with their teacher
  • Have regular and punctual attendance at all regular rehearsals, half term courses and performances (ie. arriving at least 15 minutes before rehearsals and being seated with instrument, music stand, music, pencil and any other equipment needed at the rehearsal start time. If coming directly from another lesson, players should go straight to rehearsal as soon as possible)

If running late or unwell on the day of a rehearsal or performance, please inform John (07966 426345) as soon as possible.