Dordt College Chamber Orchestra 2012-2013

Mission

The Dordt College Chamber Orchestra members are dedicated to honoring the Creator of all music through the skillful performance of the finest instrumental music.  God has given all of us resources, talents, and most importantly, TIME to glorify Him.  In every rehearsal, in every performance, in every interaction we have with each other, God calls us to use what He has given us as an offering of praise back to Him.  When we work for excellence and for achieving something of beauty, we are using the gifts God has given us to bring restoration to a fallen world.

Expectations

The Dordt College Chamber Orchestra exists for the purpose of fulfilling a high calling in the area of performance of instrumental musical masterworks.  The primary by-product of our faithfulness to our calling is the excellence evident at each rehearsal and concert.  Each student is a vital part of the body of Chamber Orchestra, with each studentŐs contributions being essential to our success.  To that end, our goal is to have 100% of the members in attendance at 100% of the rehearsals and concerts.

 

Attendance:

 

Your attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  If an excused absence is needed for any unavoidable reason, such as illness, family emergency, or a field trip required by another professor, notify Mr. Miedema by phone or by e-mail as far in advance as possible.  All missed rehearsal time must be made up with individual practice.  Any unexcused absences may negatively affect renewal of scholarships and retention in the ensemble.  Members of Dordt College athletic teams must complete a contractual agreement at the beginning of each semester of sports involvement.  See Mr. Miedema for details.

 

Participation:

Be in your seat, with your instrument, folder, and a sharpened pencil, at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled rehearsal time.  Spend time warming up on your own so that you are mentally and physically prepared to make music with the rest of the ensemble.

 

Checkout for Instrument Storage

o Get your fob key by giving a $10 deposit to Cindy in the Office of the Maintenance Building.  This deposit amount has gone up due to students not returning their fobs.

o ALL INSTRUMENTS MUST BE STORED IN THE STRING ORCHESTRA STORAGE CLOSET.  IF LEFT ON THE FLOOR OR IN THE HALLWAYS YOU MAY BE FINED.

 

 

Instrument Checkout

o Have a secretary in the music office or a workstudy student check out the instrument to you.

o A music secretary or a workstudy student will help you get the instrument from the basement storage area.

 

Instrumental Music Checkout

o Check the list of solos and method books in M24 to find the item you want, then find it in the files. Do not take the file folder, only the music.

o Fill out the sign-out card and leave it on top of the file cabinet.

o All small ensemble music is now catalogued and filed in the library.

o All music must be returned before the semester ends. You will be held responsible for damaged or lost music and/or parts.

 

Tuxedos and Dresses

o Men -- There will be designated times to check out a tux with a workstudy student. You must provide your own black socks and black dress shoes.  The shirts are machine washable!

o Women -- There will be designated times to pick up a dress with a workstudy student. You must provide black hose and black dress shoes. The dresses are machine washable!

 

Tour Policy

Students on tour are expected to be outstanding representatives of Dordt College and of Jesus Christ. Any member of Chamber Orchestra who willfully does anything to ruin the reputation of Dordt College on tour will be required to leave the tour at his/her own expense. This yearŐs tour will be a Northwest tour (Washington, Montana, Idaho, and possibly Canada) scheduled during spring break, March 7 – 18, 2013.

Rehearsal Schedule and 2012-2013 Calendar for Orchestra

Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the Instrumental Room (NISO rehearses certain Mondays from 7:30 – 10:00 pm); Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:05 pm in the Instrumental Room.

 

 

 

M

8/27/12

as scheduled

Interview/auditions for new members

M 111

All Band, Orch

W

8/29/12

5:00 pm

First Chamber Orchestra rehearsal

Instr Room

Orch

T

9/4/12

5:00-6:30 pm

Band/Orch Picnic (All expected to attend!)

ChildrenŐs Park

Combined Band, Orch

Th

9/20/12

as scheduled

Chamber Orchestra Chair Placement

Chor Room

Orch

F

9/21/12

7:00 pm

POPS CONCERT – Heroes vs. Villains

BJH

Combined Band, Orch

F

10/19/12

7:00 pm

Fall Festival CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band, Orch, Con Band

T

11/6/12

1:30 pm, 7:30 pm

NISO ChildrenŐs CONCERT and Fall CONCERT

BJH

NISO

F

12/7/12

7:30 pm

Winter CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band, Orch, Con Band

Sat

2/2/13

2:30 pm, 7:30 pm

NISO dress rehearsal and Winter Pops CONCERT

BJH

NISO

Th

3/7/13

twelve days

Northwest Tour

WA, MT, ID, & more

Orch, Con Band

F

3/22/13

7:30 pm

Tour Home CONCERT

BJH

Orch, Con Band

Sat

3/23/13

9:00 am – 12 noon

Professional Recording Session

BJH

Orch, Con Band

T

4/16/13

7:30 pm

NISO Spring CONCERT

BJH

NISO

F

5/3/13

7:30 pm

Spring CONCERT

BJH

Camp Band, Orch, Con Band

 

 

      If you play in NISO, also check the NISO REHEARSAL CALENDAR!