Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule & Protocol

Fall/Spring 2021-22

Hello to all of our returning students, teachers, friends, and families, and new budding musicians! We are excited to announce the beginning of our 67th season, rehearsing in person, starting September 12th.
Until College of Marin re-opens for public rentals, rehearsals will be held on Sundays at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael.
Fall Semester runs from September 12 – December 12 with no rehearsal on November 28.
Spring Semester runs from January 9 – May 1 with no rehearsal on February 20 or April 17.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Overture: 12:00 – 12:50

Crescendo Strings Group 1: 1:00 – 1:50
Crescendo Strings Group 2: 2:00 – 2:50
Crescendo Winds and Brass: 3:00 – 3:50

MSYO Strings Group 1: 3:00 – 4:20
MSYO Strings Group 2: 4:40 – 6:00
MSYO Winds and Brass: 4:40 – 6:00

Protocol:

  • All persons entering the rehearsal room age 12 and up will require proof of vaccination.
  • Temperatures will be checked before students enter the rehearsal. Anyone with a fever will be sent home immediately.
  • Students will rehearse in groups of 15 or less at a time.
  • Strings and Winds/Brass will rehearse separately.
  • Rehearsal times will be limited to 50 minutes for Overture and Crescendo, 1 hour 20 minutes for MSYO.
  • All students in the rehearsal room will be distanced and masked at all times.
  • Winds and Brass will require instrument masks and covers.
  • Rehearsal rooms will have all windows and doors open, fans and filters running.
  • We will not provide or break for snacks.
  • Students who are feeling ill will not come to rehearsal.
  • Repertoire will consist of chamber music as well as a full orchestral piece.
  • Our trip to SkySound will be moved to the Spring semester.
  • We hope in December we will be able to come together as one full ensemble for our live performances.