General Rehearsal Information
Regular rehearsals are normally held on Sunday evenings from 5:45 to 8:30 PM in Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College in North Bennington, VT. Please allow enough time to arrive, park, unload, and get set up so you are READY TO PLAY at 5:45 sharp so as not to waste valuable rehearsal time. Dress rehearsals are normally held on Saturday the day before the Sunday performance.
There is generally a short break around the middle of the rehearsal during which players can share refreshments contributed by assigned sections of the orchestra; the assignment of which section brings refreshments (snacks and / or drinks) on specified dates will be noted with the rehearsal dates below.
Please check your email - including your Junk folder - frequently to be sure you don't miss important updates on time, location, and / or other rehearsal or concert changes due to College events, weather, or other factors, as well as other important news.
And please make sure we have your current, correct, and complete contact info!
Each year in preparation for the upcoming concert season, usually in late summer - as well as periodically throughout the season - Symphony Manager Gail Smith sends out an email to all players that provides an overview of scheduled concert dates; rehearsal dates, times, and locations; and programs, etc., so everyone can plan ahead and mark their calendars.
Any questions may be directed to Symphony Manager Gail Smith via email or by phone at 802-733-3382.
Unless announced otherwise for specific events, concert dress for both men and women is all black.
2019-2020 Concert Schedule
Fall Concert: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 4 PM
Rehearsals: 9/22 & 29, 10/6 & 20 & 27 (no rehearsal 10/13 Columbus Day weekend), 11/3 & 10 & 16
Program: Mahler Symphony No. 10 plus Allen Shawn's Five Orchestral Scenes, and another short piece TBA
Winter Concert: February 2, 2020
Youth Concert: March 8, 2020
Spring Concert: May 17, 2020
Hard copies for all parts are supplied at the first rehearsal for every concert by our Music Librarian, Ralph Thomas, for whose hard work and cheerful patience we are eternally grateful. Unless it is copyright protected, music available for fair use will generally also be available via ISMLP or posted on Google Drive. Bowings will be distributed via Google Drive and posted to this web page.
Questions about sheet music may be directed to Ralph via email.
Downloadable Documents for Mileage