Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra Parent & Pupil Information

2023-24 Rehearsal Dates

All rehearsals run 7:15pm-9pm at Burntwood School unless otherwise specified.

Autumn Term

27 September
4, 11, 18 October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
6 December

Extra rehearsal 11th November 2 – 4pm

Spring Term

10, 17, 24, 31 January
7, 21, 28 February
6, 13, 20 March

Summer Term

24 April
1, 8, 15, 22 May
5, 12, 19, 26 June
3 July

2023-24 Concert Dates

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

Saturday 19th November – Clore Ballroom – Royal Festival Hall. Performance time 13:15 – 13:45. Arrival time 12:30

Monday 26th February – Tooting Tram and Social – Arrival and performance time TBC

Monday 1st July – Tooting Tram and Social – Arrival and performance time TBC

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 contact Emily (07929 018729) or performance please inform John (07966 426345) as soon as possible.